To have success with McDonough Lawn Weed Control, it takes a season-long strategy that focuses on long term prevention. Weeds more often than not appear when the lawn is already weak and thin. Poor turf conditions where weeds become prominent are usually caused by mowing too high or too low, applying too much or too little water and fertilizer. Shade, soil compaction, diseases, and insects also weaken turf and make it susceptible to weeds. When controlling weeds on your McDonough turf, your first line of defense should be promoting a healthy site for the desired turf grass with no bare areas for weeds to invade. McDonough Lawn Weed Control starts with a dense lawn that keeps sunlight from reaching the soil surface to stimulate weed seed growth. If weeds were to germinate in dense turf, their leaves will not get enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur therefore they will die. To successfully manage weeds make sure the turf is adaptable to the site, mow at the correct height, only fertilize when the actual turf is actively growing, manage diseases to keep lawn from thinning and water the turf deeply but infrequently.
10 Reasons to Control Weeds in your McDonough Lawn:
- Weeds compete with the turf for light, moisture, and other nutrients.
- Weeds decrease the value of the landscape.
- Weeds damage the appearance of the lawn.
- Weeds make recreational turf slippery and increase chances of players getting hurt.
- Weeds produce a vast quantity of seeds.
- Weeds produce pollen that can cause allergic reactions.
- Weeds can become a fire hazard along roads and buildings when the top growth dries.
- Weeds harbor pest insects and rodents.
- Weeds provide the perfect place for disease-causing organisms to develop.
- Weeds can be poisonous to people, pets and livestock.