Spring is in the air! The weather is warming up and the days are longer, and this means we’re seeing growth everywhere. Trees are budding and bursting with spring color, flowers are blooming, and grass growing! However, along with all that beautiful growth comes unsightly infestations of Crabgrass and Broad-Leaf Weeds like Dandelions. Read on to learn what treatments your lawn needs now for weed control and how a Giroud Lawn Care Program can allow you to enjoy a vibrant, healthy yard all season long!
Where Weeds Flourish
As the soil temperature warms up in spring, your grass will green up and grow faster. Weeds look for any open space to take root! If your lawn is unhealthy, has thin areas or bare spots, weeds will invade and quickly take over your lawn. The first weeds to pop up are some of the most persistent! Dandelions, crabgrass and other broadleaf weeds are rampant, so it’s important to attack them now before they gain the upper hand over your grass.
What You Can Do Now to Help Your Lawn
Keeping your grass healthy and encouraging new growth are important ways to prevent weeds. If grass is growing strong, weeds have less opportunities to invade. Here are a few ways to help your lawn at this time:
Seed areas that are bare
Seeding promotes grass growth before weeds have a chance to grow in those spots.
Great Lawn Care Starts with a pH Balanced Soil
A simple test can determine if your soil has an optimal pH level. This test is included complimentary with every Giroud Lawn Care Program! Check out Giroud Arborist Rob Nagy’s demonstration of a Soil pH Test here: