Violets are a type of weed

Does Your Lawn Have Weeds?

Does your lawn have weeds? Of course, it does? Wanna know why? Because it’s a lawn.

My lawn has weeds, too. So do all your neighbors’ lawns. In fact, 99.9% of lawns have weeds. Why? Because both grass and weeds grow in soil.

What are some of the spring weeds you’re seeing right now, at the beginning of the season? To name just a few:

  • Chickweed
  • Clover
  • Dandelions (which, according to botanists, are herbs)
  • Ground ivy
  • Violets

Once the season advances, and the weather warms up, you’ll be seeing other types of weeds, too. Some weeds persist all year, while others are seasonal. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, no matter how hard you work, you’re always going to see weeds in your lawn.

Which is where we come in. We can help you control the weeds that will inevitably punctuate the grass you grow like tall, ungainly exclamation points or fat, round periods.

If you want to destroy all the weeds in your lawn, you can use harsh chemicals. In addition to destroying weeds, these chemicals will also have an adverse effect on your grass, soil, pets, and the people who walk and play on your beautiful lawn. But remember: so long as you have soil, you’ll have weeds. Eventually, even after the use of harsh chemicals, weeds will continue cropping up.

We at New England Green Lawn Care do not apply restricted-use pesticides. Instead, we use products that are safer and don’t use harsh chemicals. The sprays we use for mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and the pests that love your foundation are organic, and not harmful to people or pets. If you’re not already a customer, submit your request for a free estimate.

This time of year, we recommend an extra spring lime treatment for soils that are acidic, because they promote the growth of weeds. Lime reduces the soil’s acidity and helps the nutrient uptake for the grass. Some lawns can also benefit from moss control. If you’re having a particular issue and need a recommendation, just let us know!

Does your lawn have weeds? Of course it does. Remember: your lawn is ALWAYS going to have weeds. But we can help you control them. We spray for weeds each time we fertilize, and our lawn technicians target the visible and seasonal weeds. Sometimes, however, even after we spray for weeds, they persist.  If that happens, just call or email us and can arrange for extra services to target whatever specific type of weed(s) you have. Keep in mind that the weather has an important impact and heat and rain will always promote the growth of your lawn–including weeds.

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