Treating your lawn for weeds that compete for nutrients and sun is always a good idea. We all seem to know that spring is when you put down crabgrass inhibitor and turf builder, but many folks just think of fall as , "Well, it's winter .... summer is over!" Not so fast there, kee-mo-sah-bee!
One of the best things you can do for your yard is to treat in the fall. Fall treatments help to knock out both annual and perennial problems, and can actually be the key to preventing problems such as dandelion and clover.
Winter annuals germinate in late summer to fall. These weeds set seed in mid to late spring - just before summer temperatures show up. Examples of these are annual bluegrass, chickweed, henbit, speedwell and spurgeweed.
You can help control or limit these weeds with a fall treatment to your lawn. Usually, it includes both a pre-emergent and a post-emergent.
With the post-emergent treatment, you will be helping to control or limit plantain, dandelion, knotweed, and clover.
Of course, we do this here at Tri-Hill for our turf customers; but if you are a do-it-yourselfer, the product can be picked up at the local lawn and garden store.
Bayer makes some excellent combination products for the do-it-yourselfer. Remember to always follow label directions, and for help in identifying problem weeds look at our Tri-Hill Pinterest page under our Lawn Care Tips board and Landscape Help board.
Weeds getting to be too much for you to handle? Let us help!