Ah, the summer is over, the time for bright and hot days is coming to an end and the leaves of the trees are slowly starting to fade and fall. It is indeed a wonderful show but along with the season therein comes a number of plagues that may infest our lawns and one should be able to identify the most common weeds that could grow over this season so that your Lawn Care Specialist, can take the appropriate measures to eradicate them. I therefore bring you the most common wildflowers and how to treat them, so that we can take stroll around your lawn in search for this harmful species and get rid of them.
- The Hideous Annual Bluegrass: This is a weed that grows annually, as the name itself suggests. It grows in areas where water and humidity does not dry efficiently and the lawn is scarce. The seeds of this particular weed begin to germinate over late summer, and so the best way to prevent its growth is by applying a preventive herbicide to stop them from spawning. Using compost and improving your watering systems is also beneficial for your lawn.
- The shy Deadnettle: Although the seeds for this particular weed begin to spread over spring, they do not start to germinate until early fall. However, you should be able to detect that you may have an infestation even during spring. Its leafs have a triangular shape and they overlap while overcrowding the stem, the are often purple in colour. They begin growing when the lawn is cut way to short. The best way to treat this infestation is by pulling them by hand; this should be fairly easier as they have leaves that are close to the ground, much like dandelions.
- The funny henbit: This is also an annual weed that often reproduces over the early fall or early spring. It’s usually 12 inches tall and it flaunts purple to pink flowers. It grows in areas where the lawn is too short or where the fertilization is inappropriate. You can eliminate them by pulling them with a tool or by hand, but only when the seeds are too young or you can ask your Professional Lawn Services expert to use a postemergent liquid to get rid of them.