Fighting To End Crabgrass & Other Lawn Weeds:
During the end of April and beginning of May is generally when your first treatment for lawn weeds begins. During this treatment, Brookside Lawn Service generally covers the entire lawn with weed control. This is the first weed treatment for the season. Crabgrass and other lawn weeds will not die instantly. Lawn weeds should start curling on the edges and appearing limp within 10-14 days of treatment. Rain during or after your weed treatment will not wash off the herbicide. Weeds can be categorized by leaf shape (broad-leaf vs. grassy). Or, by seasonal growth (annual vs. perennial). Here are some common types of weeds that may be invading your lawn.
Common Weed Types:
- Crabgrass – Is an annual weed that usually appears in thin or weak areas of your lawn.
- Quackgrass – This is a perennial grass that looks similar to crabgrass. It is a cool season grass that can be very hard to eradicate.
- Dandelion – This icon of late spring can be considered a wildflower or a weed (depending on who you are talking to). Some pre-emergent herbicides are effective in preventing dandelions.
- Ground Ivy (creeping charlie) – A perennial creeping weed with heart-shaped leaves and purple flowers. Its shallow roots and creeping stems make it hard to remove by hand. Ground ivy spreads quick. It is best to eradicate immediately.