Controlling Weeds In Lawns
Weed control in grass is important to be carried out during the spring and the autumn. As part of our treatment plan we use a spot weed control with a selective weed killer that is ideal for use on lawns. During autumn we are able to control any weeds using a liquid weed control whilst we are applying your autumn feed. The best approach to controlling weeds in lawns is through growing a strong and healthy grass and spot treating weeds throughout the year.
What Are Lawn Weeds?
Weeds are an unwanted plant growing in the wrong place. This means that when a weed is in your lawn it is completing for space and nutrients from the grass in your lawn. Clover, dandelions, coarse-leaved grasses, daisies and buttercups are all different weeds that you can find in your lawn.
There are three easy ways for you to identify that you have weeds within your lawns. These are:
Believe it or not, weeds survive regular mowing, depending upon the type of weed they can spread through seeds being scattered by the wind, or they have creeping roots under the lawn which can create problems where grass is sparse.
How To Remove Weeds In Lawns
Alternatively you can control via non chemical means through digging out, this is usually done through feeding, aerating and scarifying. Feeding, aerating and scarifying encourage the grass to grow and spread which makes it difficult for the weeds to take hold. Other methods that can be carried out include:
How To Control Weeds In Lawns During The Spring
During the spring, we use a selective weedkiller to kill the weeds in your lawns. The weeds are required to be actively growing in order for them to be more receptive to the weedkiller. We require the weather conditions to be dry and still. This allows the weedkiller to be taken in through the leaves and not washed away by the rain. The still weather stops any drift from the spray getting onto grass and plants.