• Dandelions

    15 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    Dandelions

    Dandelions have a bright yellow flower, a group of small flowers tightly grouped together. The bright yellow flower is called a floret, followed by "puffballs" or "blowballs" when the dandelions turn white. These white puffballs are made of seeds that are carried by the wind over long distances. Dandelions are prolific seeders, originally native to Europe and Asia they are now well established in most of the world. Expect it to take three or more visits of weed control per year to ...

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    White Clover

    15 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    White Clover

    Several species of clover are well-established in North America. The most common type is white clover, also known as dutch clover. Clover flowers are usually white or pink. Clovers typically have three leaflets and occasionally will have four or more. Clovers with more than three leaflets are considered to be lucky. The shamrock, the traditional Irish symbol is usually associated with clover or another member of the Oxalis family of tri-leaf flowers known commonly as oxalises, ...

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    Creeping Charlie

    Creeping charlie, aka ground ivy, is a common lawn weed known for its green vines, flat mat-like growing style, fan-shaped leaves, and small purple flowers. Creeping charlie can be pesky and as the name suggests it can be a tricky weed to control. The plant presents a few problems to control because every leaf of the plant forms a root structure, and any rooted node of the plant can regrow into a new plant. Stems and roots of creeping charlie must be completely removed ...

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    Thistles

    15 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    Thistles

    The thistle is a bennial plant growing from Spring to Fall. This plant is a tall cluster of wide, spiky leaves and stems. If left to grow, they eventually bear large purple blossoms. The Thistle is the national emblem of Scottland The Thistle is also the emblem of the Encyclopedia Brittanica Thistle was believed to be a remedy for many conditions e.g. headaches and canker sores. Thistles are a noxious weed and while not particularly poisonous they are harmful if touched or swallowed. It's ...

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    Chickweed

    1 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    Chickweed

    Chickweed is a cool season annual. This is a low-growing plant with very small broad oval leaves. The plant germinates in autumn or late winter then forms large mats of foliage. Flowers are small and white, followed quickly by seed pods. This plant flowers and sets seed at the same time. Common Chickweed prefers cool, damp conditions in shady areas. They tend to disappear under high temperature stress.  Chickweed aka starweed is a nutrient dense edible and medicinal properties ...

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    Spurge

    1 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    Spurge

    Spurge is a warm season annual that is found in compacted or disturbed soils such as gardens, flower beds, along sidewalks and open turf areas. Small green oblong leaves often have a maroon or purple spot in the center. Red or purple tinged stems emit a milky sap when broken. The spurge plant grows outward from the center, low to the ground, in a mat-like fashion.  No animals will eat spurge The sap from the plant is poisonous and considered carcinogenic Contact with the sap can ...

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    Knotweed

    1 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    Knotweed

    Knotweed is an annual plant commonly found in infertile compacted soil. You'll notice this plant along driveways, sidewalks and heavy traffic areas. This is  a low growing, mat-like structure. The stems, housing dull blue-green leaves, grow outward from a central taproot. You may notice purple flower clusters growing at the end of stems.  Knotweed can survive mowing, compacted soil, and drought conditions A Single plant can grow 3 to 4 feet in diameter Some people mistake knotweed...

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    Crabgrass

    1 May 2018 | Lawn Weeds
    Crabgrass

    Crabgrass is an annual weed that grows from seeds produced last year. The most effective way to treat crabgrass is to prevent the seeds from germinating. That's why our first lawn care application is a granular fertilizer with a pre-emergent for crabgrass control. This helps the lawn grow and prevents the grassy weeds like crabgrass, quack grass, and barnyard grass.Interesting Facts About Crabgrass Crabgrass seeds are dormant for a short period of time after they shed from ...

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