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Weed Control:  Keeping Your Yard Free From Unwanted Residents

mower-weeds.pngHas this ever happened to you? You’re sitting on the porch admiring your beautiful green lawn just to find a patch of something that just doesn’t seem right. You can’t believe your eyes but it’s undeniably true. You have been invaded by weeds.

One of the main goals of lawn care is to protect against weed infiltrations. Three of the most common lawn weeds are: crabgrass, dandelions, and white clover. These weeds steal resources and nutrients meant for your lawn and can expand rapidly.One dandelion weed can produce up to 15,000 seeds, so it is easy to see how weeds can spread and take over a lawn in no time.

The biggest defense against weed infiltration is to grow your lawn as healthy and thick as possible. By growing your lawn thick and dense, it chokes out the room that weeds need to grow and take root. As part of keeping your yard healthy, it is important to make sure you fertilize regularly as well as maintain good amounts of water in the soil. Dried out soil can make it easier for weeds to take root with most yards needing at least an inch of water per week to maintain healthy levels. Lastly by mowing high, you can help create a canopy that keeps sunlight from reaching the seedling weeds.

weeds-dandelions.pngIf, despite your best efforts at keeping your lawn healthy, you still start to see the small stems of weeds creeping up through your yard, it is best to take action as soon as possible. Hand weeding lawn weeds when they are still young and haven’t started seeding can be a very efficient way to stop the spread of lawn weeds.It is important to pull these weeds before they start to seed or develop deep roots. 

Here are some of the weed control services that Senske provides:

  • Noxious weed control: County weed control boards require homeowners to treat for noxious weeds. Senske provides this service for residential and commercial customers.
  • Lawn weed control: Keep your lawn healthy and green and prevent common lawn weeds like crabgrass and dandelions from taking over.
  • Shrub bed weed control: Unsightly weeds in your ornamental shrub and flower beds are controlled with our season long program. An initiation of pre-emergent treatment with carefully timed followup treatments will keep your shrub beds weed-free all season.
  • Bareground weed control: Create fire safety around out buildings with bareground weed control services. Commercial and residential applications are available, so call a Senske representative to map out a program that fits your needs.
  • Public utilities, parks and schools: Specialty lawn weed control applications for government and county agencies.
  • Commercial services: Complete grounds maintenance service is provided by Senske Lawn & Tree Care Inc. For more information, please visit our commercial grounds maintenance page.
  • Regional accounts: Senske will coordinate weed control services for chain stores throughout the Northwest. Payment plans, equal monthly billing and continuity of services will save you money.

The use of chemicals, along with fertilizer and standard lawn care, can also help to prevent weeds from appearing or spreading. Pre-emergence, post-emergence or a weed and feed solution can all be helpful.

Not sure what option of weed control is going to best serve your needs? Contact us today at (877) 944-4007 or click for a FREE estimate and get rid of weeds now.