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Getting Rid of Winter Weeds

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If you reside in the Southern or South-transition area of the United States, you may be noticing the spread of unsightly winter weeds on your home lawn. These annual weeds germinated back in the fall and are now taking over due to the presence of ideal growing conditions in our area. 

Homeowners desiring a healthy, weed-free lawn, beware! Winter weeds are aggressive and can quickly destroy your lawn’s lush, uniform appearance if not kept in check. Common weeds growing at this time of year are:
  • Common chickweed
  • Henbit
  • Burweed
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Hairy bittercress
Because these weeds are significantly more aggressive in growth than desirable turfgrasses, it is best to implement a control strategy as soon as possible.

Preventing & Controlling Winter Weeds
  1. Take Control. Weed Man’s broadleaf weed control products can eliminate the presence of weeds in your yard. We offer free re-applications to help maximize our customers’ results on the lawn.                
  2. Fertilize. Lawns with low fertility are often a breeding ground for winter annuals. Regular, well-timed applications of our slow-release fertilizer will ensure your lawn remains thick and healthy throughout the seasons and is better able to crowd out unwanted growth.                                                                  
  3. Prune Overhead Trees & Shrubs. Moist, shady areas of the lawn are primed for weed takeover. Pruning trees and shrubs will allow more filtered light to flow through and reach the surface of your turf, improving evaporation and limiting weed infestation.                                                                           
  4. Do Your Part. Keep in mind that lawn care is a partnership. Your at-home cultural care practices can impact the effectiveness of our services. Mowing too low can create an environment for weeds to take over. 
Brought to you by Weed Man Lawn Care: we care for your lawn. Call (864) 292-0700 today for your free quote. 

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