There is nothing worse than weeds in the lawn.
Weeds can be a nightmare, they are numerous, invasive, tough to kill and an eye sore. With there being so many different kinds of lawn killing invasive weeds there are just as many weed kills. Why stress over which spay will not kill your yard, vegetables or fruiting plants, leave it to us. we have the experience and know how to chose just the right spray for just the right situation.
We have here just a few of the most common problems. if you are seeing any of these give us a call so we can address the issue head on before they take over.
Common names include crabgrass, finger-grass, and fonio. These species often become problem weeds in lawns and gardens, growing especially well in thin lawns that are:
- watered lightly,
- under-fertilized, and
- poorly drained.
They are annual plants, and one plant is capable of producing 150,000 seeds per season. The seeds germinate in the late spring and early summer and out compete the domesticated lawn grasses, expanding outward in a circle up to 30 cm (12 inches) in diameter. In the autumn when the plants die they leave large voids in the lawn. The voids then become prime areas for the crabgrass seeds to germinate the following season.
Spurge is a very large and diverse genus of flowering plants, being so it comes in all shapes sizes and colors, Often some species are mistaken for cacti. Many of the plants share the feature of having a poisonous, milky, white latex-like sap.
Oxalis is by far the largest genus in the wood-sorrel family with roughly 800 different species. That’s a lot of invasive weeds.
Many of the species are known as wood sorrels (sometimes written “woodsorrels” or “wood-sorrels”) as they have an acidic taste reminiscent of the unrelated sorrel proper (Rumex acetosa). Some species are called yellow sorrels or pink sorrels after the color of their flowers instead. Other species are colloquially known as false shamrocks, and some called sourgrasses. For the genus as a whole, the term oxalises is also used. Much like Shamrocks and clovers they are very difficult to remove from you yard once they have established themselves.
The Malvaceae, or the mallows, are a family of flowering plants estimated to contain 243 genera with 4225+ species.Well-known members of this family include okra, cotton, and cacao. but just because they have some famous family don’t be fooled, they are damaging and hard to remove.
Who does not know what a dandelion is!As kids we all made a wish on a seeding dandelion, and in doing so we all helped this little nuisance spreed like….well dandelions. One of the most invasive, destructive and easily spreadable weeds out there.
Clover or trefoil A.K.A Shamrock:
While Several species are extensively cultivated as fodder plants. The most widely cultivated clovers are white clover (Trifolium repens) and red clover (Trifolium pratense), and yes it is what we associate with the Shamrock, or good luck, don’t be tempted to grow it yourself. It is very damaging to your soil causing long term negative effects, Clover spread easily and is very resistant to most box store treatments.
Properly named Glechoma hederacea: also know as ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground, creeping charlie, alehoof, tunhoof, catsfoot, field balm, run-away-robin or creeping jenny is aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family Lamiaceae, that is edible, it is offeten confused with common mallow, it can be very difficult to keep under control and to mantaine. It will quickly take over, best to say clear and give us a call if you find it in your yard.
Is a massive family of plants, some being edible and providing us with buckwheat, others can be harvested as lumber. but that makes them no less a noxious weed. one of the most common variants is the Japanese Knotweed
Also know as, broadleaf plantain or greater plantain. Is a wide spread medicinal plant, many people cultivate it for those properties alone, but is extremely edible and good for you. but that does not mean that you want it in your yard. If you happen to come across this awesome yet extremely annoying weed its time to call use.