How to Stop Broadleaf Weeds from Taking Over Your Rockland County or Bergen County Lawn

June 22, 2020 |

Important news for NY and NJ homeowners: Do you have broadleaf weeds threatening to take over your grass lawn?

If so, it’s time to take action. You don’t have to settle with a weedy lawn. Instead, you can have a lush, beautiful yard when you stop broadleaf weeds in their tracks.

When it comes to curbing broadleaf weeds, you must adopt good lawn maintenance practices, and you need a lawn service company near you to apply weed controls.

How Broadleaf Weeds Differ from Other Weeds

Broadleaf weeds have broad leaves, and they look out of place in a well-tended lawn. Broadleaf weeds differ from other weeds because they’ve more leaves per plant and they also have flowers.

Like other weeds, broadleaf weeds proliferate over the summer, and they compete with your grass lawn for nutrition, water, and sunlight. While you may want to hire a lawn care company to spray your weeds, you still need to take care of your lawn in between service visits.

Here are the typical broadleaf weeds that show up in Bergen County, NJ, and Rockland County, NY grass yards:

  • Dandelion
  • Chickweed
  • Plantain
  • Bindweed – also known as perennial morning glory
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Ground ivy
  • Nutsedge (Very Hard To Control)

While it’s impossible to keep your lawn 100% free from any weeds—because weed seeds can stay in the soil for 30 years—you can still have a perfect lawn.

Read more: Millennial Homeowners: 7 Ways a Professional Lawn Care and Landscaping Company Keeps Your NJ/NY Property Looking Beautiful

Giving Your Rockland County, NY or Bergen County, NJ Lawn Some TLC

Your lawn care team can only do so much to protect your lawn from broadleaf weeds popping up. It’s a partnership between you, the homeowner, and the lawn maintenance company.

Here’s what you need to do to keep your lawn looking its best all season long:

  1. Mowing – While you may think that mowing is just part of homeownership, think again. How you mow, when you mow, and how much you cut off your lawn grass all play into the health and vitality of your lawn.

If you don’t hire a lawn service to mow your lawn, you need to make sure that you own a mower that provides a clean cut. Keep your mower blades sharpened because a blunt cut opens up a lawn to disease and insect damage.

Don’t mow when the grass is wet. This tip exists because you don’t want your grass to mat over. Fungal diseases run rampant in wet grass and can wipe out your lawn in hours in extreme cases!

Finally, take only the top third off the grass blade. Yes, it’s okay to keep your Rockland County lawn a bit longer … a healthy grass lawn will crowd out weeds—all on its own.

  1. Watering – Don’t turn on the hose and sprinkle your lawn every night because it’s not productive for your yard.

Instead, you want to invest in an in-ground sprinkler system with Bluetooth technology, a timer, and moisture or weather sensors to reduce the amount of water you use on your lawn (if that’s within your budget).

If you have an older in-ground sprinkler system, you can have it recalibrated with new technology to save water, which saves you money on your utility bills.

Learn more: Why You Need Majestic Lawn Care & Landscape’s Premier Property Management Program.

  1. Invest in fertilization, and other lawn care – Fertilization, dethatching, core aeration, and overseeding are some of the lawn care jobs needed to keep broadleaf weeds (and other weeds for that matter) out of your lawn.

These projects can be time-consuming, so you want to hire a lawn care company to do the job for you and do it right!

Save Yourself the Hassle and Time by Hiring Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape

If you’re a busy family, running the kids around to their sports camps this summer, you need Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape. At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we provide the following lawn maintenance services:

  • Lawn mowing
  • Spring and Fall Leaf Clean-ups & Removal
  • Dethatching
  • Core Aeration and Over seeding with Gypsum
  • Conventional and Organic lawn care solutions.

Purchase our Premier Property Management program to receive year-round service for your lawn and Snow & Ice Management needs.

If you’re ready for a lawn maintenance company to take care of your property, call Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape at (845) 708-2988 for Rockland County, NY properties, and (201) 788-7191 for Bergen County, NJ properties.

You can also fill out our contact form, and someone from our office will respond to you shortly.

At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we serve the following cities in Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ: New City, Nyack, Stony Point, Montebello, and Park Ridge.

Sources:, “7 Steps to Say Goodbye to Weeds Forever.”