Lawn Care Acworth Ga - Fireweed

Weed ID – Fireweed

A common weed to see in the lawn in Acworth, Ga in mid to late spring is Fireweed.  Fireweed is a quick growing weed that may seem like a huge threat at first because it can pop up in a short amount

Lawn Care Acworth Ga - Fireweed

Fireweed

of time and in great numbers, However this is a very easy to eliminate weed.   As a part of our Acworth, Ga lawn care program we monitor and treat as needed for Fireweed as well as other broadleaf type of weeds.  Unfortunately Fireweed is one of those weeds that the the Pre-Emergent applications applied in Fall and early spring normally will not usually prevent, due to the fact that Fireweed is able to grow above the pre-emergent barrier and in the thatch layer.   To help minimize Fireweed in the lawn we recommend mowing weekly during the growing season.   Fireweed is unable to root well in lawns.. Between regular weekly mowings and summer heat this weed is a short lived problem.  The summer heat usually will burn it out pretty quick.  For our current Acworth, Ga Lawn Care customers we monitor and treat for Fireweed and other broadleaf weeds with each visit.

Lawn Care Acworth, Ga – WEED ID – Crabgrass

Crabgrass is a common problem weed found in Acworth, Ga during the summer months. Prevention of this troublesome weed with a good lawn care program is the best way to be crabgrass free in Acworth, Ga.  Crabgrass will germinate when soil temperatures are a consistant 55 degrees.Lawn Care Acworth, Ga Crabgrass Control

Pre-Emergent Control

The best time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent is Mid march or earlier, since the seeds start to germinate when the soil temp’s warm up.  In Acworth, Ga this can be as soon as March or April.  Crabgrass is much harder to control once it starts to germinate.

Post Emergent Control

There are many different products available to control crabgrass that has already germinated, however these are generally more effective on the younger crabgrass, and the full grown crabgrass left to spread can be very hard to get rid of without damaging the turfgrass in the process.

The good News! 

So you procrastinated and missed your window for crabgrass pre-emergent?  The good news is the crabgrass will die out with the first frost in october, and you will get your chance to prevent it next year!

At Sharplawns Turf Care, we have a full 7 step lawn care program designed to prevent weeds of each season in Acworth, Ga.  Our spring treatments start in late January and are great at preventing crabgrass and many other spring weeds.  Give us a call today for a free quote, or request a free estimate online. Its never to early or to late to start thinking about lawn care in Acworth, Ga!

 

Weed ID – Virginia Buttonweed

Virginia Buttonweed is a low growing perennial weed that can be a hard to control weed in lawns in Acworth, Ga as well as many areas in the southeast.  It will tend to grow in damp areas and has a root system that grows very deep into the soil and can be very difficult to control with a lawn care program in Acworth, Ga. Pre-emergent applications are generally ineffective when preventing this difficult to control weed.

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Virginia Buttonweed in Acworth, Ga

Proper cultural practices can help minimize virginia buttonweed in the lawn. Watering deeply at 1 inch per week can help promote a deep root system of your lawn which can help the turf grass better compete with Virginia Buttonweed and many other problem weeds in your lawn in Acworth, Ga.  Frequent mowing would also be very helpful in minimizing this and other weeds in the lawn.  We recommend mowing within the recommended height for your turf type, and be sure to never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time with each mowing. Mowing your lawn every 2 weeks is a common mistake we see many of our customers make who are on lawn care programs in Acworth, Ga.   Use care when mowing so that you are not scalping areas of the lawn. These scalped areas of the lawn will be more prone to future weed infestations. Keeping a thick, healthy lawn will be the key to keeping weeds to a minimum.

There are many products out there for post emergent control of Virginia Buttonweed that have proven to keep buttonweed minimized by 80 to 90 percent. Proper care of the lawn with the correct cultural practices and a good year round fertilization and weed control program can greatly reduce the problem weeds in your lawn in Acworth, Ga

Prevent Crabgrass Now!

Spring is here, summer will be here soon.. Crabgrass will be here even sooner!  We know that crabgrass is always a big issue in un-treated lawns in acworth, ga. If you haven’t had a crabgrass pre-emergent put down yet this year, i highly encourage you to do so now before its to late. Crabgrass will begin to germinate when soil temperatures at a 4-inch depth reach 53 to 58oF. This is why timing is critical to getting the best control of crabgrass with your lawn care plan in acworth, ga.  Once crabgrass is up its much more difficult to control.  We use quality products to get the best possible results with weed prevention. Give us a call or request an estimate online to get started with our lawn care treatment program, and get a head start on crabgrass prevention for the year!