The War on Weeds: How to Tackle Weed Issues
Growing a healthy, vibrantly green lawn is a little bit like a game of football: You have to play offense and defense. Offense means giving the grass you want to grow fertilizer, water and the care it needs to grow. Defense means tackling weed issues, which can nip your good grass’s growth in the bud and set your lawn back for a heavy loss.
In terms of growing and enjoying a healthy green lawn, the best defense can be a good offense. When you bring FitTurf.com’s trained experts on your team with the proper know-how, ingredients and equipment to do the job, you’ve taken a giant step toward eradicating weeds to let your grass grow into a green and luxuriant lawn.
There are many types of weeds that can choke off the grass you want to grow in your lawn by competing for nutrients, sunlight and water. What’s more, the weeds you see growing are likely just part of the problem. Underground, seeds for many more invaders may be lurking, waiting for their chance to sprout and overtake your good grass. Some of these seeds have lifespans of up to 50 years! So a successful strategy for obtaining a weed-free lawn means attacking these enemies of a healthy green lawn above the ground and underground.
Weeds can challenge and threaten to take over your grass lawns for a variety of reasons. For instance, leaving bare and bald or patchy spots can provide a great place for opportunist weeds to form a beachhead. A deficiency in the soil, such as a lack of lime, might also give weeds the advantage over the grass you want. Weeds can spread via their own efforts or with the help of birds and other animals, invading your lawn from neighbors’ property or from faraway places.
There are basically three types of weeds, speaking broadly: broadleaf weeds, grass weeds and grass-like weeds. These weeds can require different types of approaches to eradicate them from your lawn. You could study these types of weeds at an agricultural college, try to figure them out online or in a book or leave the entire battle to the trained professionals at FitTurf.com so that you can spend your time enjoying the healthy green lawn they will deliver and maintain for you.
FitTurf.com offers a year-round program custom tailored to your weed needs. Our trained technicians will visit your property, inspect it and talk with you about your particular concerns and questions. Since FitTurf.com is a locally owned and operated company, our technicians are familiar with all the weeds endemic to our home bases in Colorado and Michigan. Our trained technicians know exactly what to look for. What’s more, they know exactly how to eradicate the noxious weeds that are sapping your lawn of its strength, using the right herbicide for the job. Organic treatments are also available. Once they’ve assessed your situation, FitTurf.com’s technicians are then ready to launch an all-out ground war against the weeds that are sapping your lawn’s strength and vitality. Within a short time, you’ll be able to once again enjoy a vibrant, weed-free lawn.