When it comes to controlling and killing weeds in your lawn, Dandelions are certainly one of the most troublesome for gardeners who are trying to achieve the perfect lawn. As a professional lawn care company our phones start ringing furiously in April, as lawn owners are looking for solutions to kill off the nuisance dandelions in their lawns.
A common perennial weed, the Dandelion (Taraxacum) can be found virtually anywhere in your garden in the Spring and Autumn.
Hard surfaces and grassed areas cannot escape these nuisance weeds.
After the Dandelion plant flowers, each bud will begin to develop seeds that are dispersed in the wind, by the much recognised hair-like and fluffly structures. Not only will the Dandelion propagate by sending seeds into the air, but they have a large rooting system that can grow up to 10 inches deep into the soil.
When attempts are made to remove the root it is often simply broken off and each remaining part of the root will then send up to five new shoots which develop into new plants. Gardeners often underestimate the time and effort it takes to control this weed.
As lawn care professionals we understand weed control. Once we have identified the weed problems in a lawn, we apply a thorough application of liquid, selective herbicide, or weed killer, which will be effective in controlling the existing dandelions in your lawn.
As part of weed control it is important to apply herbicides safely and just as importantly at the right time. In this case it is when plants are actively growing. If weed killers are applied in the wrong conditions you will simply be fighting a losing battle.
Part of controlling Dandelions and other weeds in your lawn is taking a look at your lawns condition. A lawn that is in poor condition, thin grass roots and patchy areas, will always be more susceptible to weeds taking over. Areas of your lawn that are thin or close to pavement edges will be more prone to weeds such as Dandelions, as these areas dry out more quickly, creating an ideal location for weed seeds to germinate.
If your lawn is thick, lush and healthy it will substantially reduce weed growth, in turn reducing the need for applications of herbicides.
Get proactive when it comes to controlling Dandelions and other weeds in your lawn. A good lawn care programme…… by a great lawn care company will include Aeration, Fertilisation and Over-seeding, which will get your lawn on its way to looking lush green, healthy and weed free…..especially those nuisance Dandelions.
Get Dandelion free this Spring
If you are frustrated with Dandelions or other lawn issues why not give us a call. One of our local lawn care professionals will visit your lawn offering a FREE, no obligation lawn review service. As part of this they will inspect your lawn’s condition and identify any issues it may have and provide a fully costed solution for you to consider.