How to Get Rid of Those Pesky Weeds

June 11, 2019 |

As you look out over your NY or NJ property, you’re satisfied with your lush, green lawn. Then in early June, you notice broadleaf weeds pushing their way into your yard. They look out of place and diminish the look of your lawn.

What should you do?

Stop these pesky broadleaf weeds now before they take over your property this summer.

What are Broadleaf Weeds?

Broadleaf weeds start popping their leaves and flowers out of the ground—and into your lawn starting in mid-spring and throughout the summer.

Since broadleaf weeds have, well, broad leaves as one of their identifiers, they’re different from sedges, such as nutsedge, and grassy weeds, such as crabgrass. At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we have weed controls designed specifically for the type of weed or weeds you may have, so we won’t harm your healthy turf.

Here are 11 broadleaf weeds that afflict Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ lawns each summer:

  1. Bindweed – also known as perennial morning glory
  1. Lamb’s quarters
  1. Plantain
  1. Chickweed
  1. Dandelion
  1. Purslane
  2. Shepherd’s purse
  1. Nutsedge
  1. Ground ivy – also known as creeping Charlie
  1. Thistle

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Did you know purslane produces 2,000,000 seeds per plant? Can you imagine all of those seeds spreading on your lawn during the summer?

Your turfgrass already has to deal with the hot sun, humidity and a lack of rain. Broadleaf weeds present another obstacle to a beautiful, weed-free lawn.

It takes vigilance and preparation to fight against broadleaf weeds since they compete with turfgrass for food, water, space and oxygen. Plus, many of these weeds reproduce through stolons, roots, nutlets, and seeds—making them more prolific than turfgrass.

Why You Need to Stop Broadleaf Weeds in Their Tracks

So, it’s imperative that you get rid of these weeds right away before they take over your lawn and make it look messy.

When you hire Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, our technicians will spot treat your lawn for broadleaf weeds every time we work on your property. We also use weed controls designed to stop specific weeds, such as dandelions and henbit, from growing in your yard.

Conventional and Organic Broadleaf Weed Controls

At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we provide our customers with two types of broadleaf weed controls—conventional and organic. We use the least amount of conventional weed control to keep weeds at bay while keeping you and your family safe.

Our organic broadleaf weed control works as well as conventional controls. We again only use the least amount of natural controls to achieve a weed-free lawn.

Do you have a yard that doesn’t drain rainwater well? Then, you need to read this blog post.

We employ Integrated Weed Management in our approach to lawn weeds. So, we encourage you to adopt the following smart lawn management practices, such as

  • Mowing your lawn with sharp blades
  • Don’t mow your lawn when it’s wet
  • Mow in different directions to give your turf an even cut
  • Don’t overwater your lawn
  • Make sure your lawn gets the nutrients it needs through fertilization, topdressing and other soil amendments
  • Get your lawn aerated and overseeded in the fall
  • Consider leaving your grass clippings on your lawn after mowing to give the soil an extra boost of nitrogen.

How Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape Works with You to Keep Broadleaf Weeds Off Your Property

At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we’ve been in business for over 25 years. We take pride in creating beautiful, dense lawns for our customers.

If you want a weed-free lawn with no broadleaf weeds taking up space, then you need to call us today at (845) 708-2988 for Rockland County, NY residents and (201) 788-7191 for Bergen County, NJ homeowners.

You can also fill out our contact form, and one of our assistants will reach out to you.

Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape takes care of properties in Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ.

Sources:

Identifying and Controlling Common Weeds.”

How to Get Rid of Broadleaf Weeds: Lawn Care Tips.”