When the prospect of working on your yard includes a special line-item for weed-pulling and killing, it’s time to get serious. Summer passes us by all-too quickly, and the specter of spending the entire season pulling weeds is not really enjoying it to the fullest.
We can help you avoid weed growth at its inception as well as help you sort through all the products available by pinpointing what will work best for your landscape and flowering plants and will also be safe for your pets.
The specific form of weed prevention is dependent on the type of weeds you have. There are three basic types:
- Broadleaf Weeds: These are by far the most common weeds found in gardens. They include dandelions, ground ivy, white clover, chick week and violets.
- Grassy Weeds: They look like grass and behave like it. They include crabgrass, goose grass and yellow foxtail.
- Sedge Weeds: These are found in marshes, bogs and low-lying damp areas. Most herbicides don’t work on sedges. Common sedge weeds include wild onion or garlic, and Star of Bethlehem
The best method of weed prevention in your grassy areas is good lawn maintenance and care. You want to grow a strong and robust lawn that can outgrow the weeds. It is important to identify the type of grass you have, and its optimal height. Longer grass will shade the ground and keeps it cooler so that weed seed germination is slowed down. Once weeds do sprout, they don’t have as much sunlight for the needed growth if the grass is a little longer. Mowing on a consistent basis keeps the weeds you’re not able to pull from seeding your lawn.
If weeds are few and far between, you can pull them. Just be sure to pull them out by the root especially in the Spring while they are still young.
When the weeds become too overwhelming, you may decide to opt for herbicide. Make sure you use the right kind for your specific weed, and that it is dispensed with the right container so that the overspray doesn’t affect your lawn or neighboring flowering plants. Also, if you have pets, it’s very important that you read the labels on the side of the herbicide container.
Sunrise Landscape and Design has over 30 years of experience in weed control and our products are safe for your entire family. We offer broadleaf weed control to solve the most common problems in lawns. Our pre-emergent weed control with fertilizer services is best for stopping the weeds before they sprout. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy the fruits of your labor, crabgrass and dandelion-free. and will keep your lawn lush, beautiful and weed free. Contact us for a free estimate and let us keep your lawn lush, beautiful and most importantly, weed free.
Sunrise Landscape and Design is Northern Virginia’s premier landscape company offering a full range of landscape services. Our landscape and design services include hardscapes, water features, irrigation and landscape lighting. Our landscape maintenance services will keep your landscape vibrant and healthy year-round with lawn renovation, lawn mowing, mulching, edging, garden cleanups, tree pruning and mosquito/deer control. Contact us today for all your landscape and lawn care needs!