It is no secret that no one wants to have to deal with weeds. If you read our previous post, then you already know that weeds aren’t just ugly and annoying, they actually steal nutrients from your lawn. However, you should know that there is a lesson to be learned from your weeds. Weeds are often a sign of specific issues with your lawn, and while weed control programs can help you to keep the weeds at bay, it is a good idea to take note of what your weeds are telling you The following is a list of weeds, and what each one means for your lawn.
- Dandelions- Dandelions are those yellow flower-like plants that seem to pop up everywhere in the spring and summer. They tent to flourish in lawns with soil that is either compacted or over fertilized and with low pH levels.
- Crabgrass- If you mow your lawn too low and don’t fertilize enough, you are likely to find crabgrass in your lawn. They also tent to love lawns that get watered either too little or too much. Keeping your grass healthy will help it to crowd out all of that unwanted crabgrass.
- Clover- Clover loves compacted soil! It can also be found if you over-fertilize and water too much or too little, and it can’t get enough of soil with a low pH level. Promoting healthy grass growth and correcting acidic soil will help you to keep the clover under control.
Want to learn more about what your weeds are telling you? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!