One of the banes of homeowners and professional landscapers alike is weeds. Unfortunately, you can’t stop the wind from blowing their seeds into your lawn. Instead, you’ll need to remain vigilant about weeding and other elements of landscape maintenance to prevent excessive growth of these unwanted plants. There are many weeds Tucson homeowners may contend with on their lawns. Here are the top offenders.
Dandelions might look charming, with their yellow flowers and bright, green leaves, but these invaders can take root deeply in your lawn and germinate all year long. When those flowers age and turn into white, puffy balls, the wind will pick up white puffs and blow them everywhere. This sets the stage for yet more dandelion growth. Dandelions are notoriously difficult to manage because their roots grow so deeply.
Crabgrass may look like other types of grass, but you don’t want to see it growing in your maintained lawn. This opportunistic weed will crowd out your healthy grass and take over your yard if it isn’t treated promptly. Summer is typically crabgrass season, and each plant is capable of producing 150,000 seeds that turn into more weeds. Aggressive treatment by your landscaper will stop crabgrass from taking control of your lawn.
Common ragweed is not only bad for your lawn—it’s also bad for your family. It is the culprit behind many cases of hay fever, so if you’re sneezing and have red, runny eyes, it’s likely this weed has invaded your lawn. It has shallow roots, but they are fibrous, and the stems are coarse. Your landscaper can prevent ragweed from spreading and help cure your hay fever by removing the existing weeds.
The team at Complete Landscaping works on weed prevention throughout the year to keep your lawn healthy. Find out more about all the services offered by our Tucson landscaping company by calling (520) 323-8918.