What are Grassy Weeds?
Grassy weeds are “unwanted grass types” that grow in home lawns. They are actually grass but since they are of a different variety than the lawn they are invading, we call them weeds. For example, if you have bermuda grass but you get some patches of crabgrass or dallisgrass, then we call these “grassy weeds”. We also want to get rid of these weeds because they do not look nice in the lawn. Luckily for you, we’re the weed control pros.
With the heat wave hitting most of the United States this year we are beginning to see more and more grassy weeds (also known as junk grasses) all over our service areas. Our technicians are calling in daily to report junk grass growth near the edges of driveways and side walks. There are many types of grassy weeds that can be seen resulting from this heat and listed below are just a few of them!
What is tall fescue?
Tall fescue grass can be separated into two types, coarse fescue,
How to control tall fescue:
Chemical control is always the best but it will also kill patches of
What is Dallisgrass?
Dallisgrass is originally from Argentina and it was introduced to the United States in the 1800’s under the pretenses that it would make a great plant for the southern United States. Instead it has become one of the most noxious weeds known in the southern United States to date. This weed thrives in sandy areas and moist soil making it hard to control. Dallisgrass can grow from 1ft to 5 ft in height and can be found in clumps. This perennial weed is one of the hardest grassy weeds to control.
How to control dallisgrass:
The best thing to do
What is crabgrass?
Crabgrass or Digitaria is a warm season annual grassy weed that grows during periods of extreme dryness and heat. This grassy weed is reproduced by seeds and is common throughout all of North America in June, July, and August. The reason crabgrass is such a problem is
How to control crabgrass:
Like all forms of weed control, the best defense against crabgrass is having a thick, healthy lawn. Crabgrass, like other weed invaders, attack lawns that are thin and bare because there is no competition for space in the lawn. Keep a well fertilized, well watered, and well-seeded lawn to prevent the spread of crabgrass. In addition to this, there are many great pre-emergent crabgrass control products on the market. It is important to get these products down early in the spring and make sure they are watered in. This will create a barrier that prevents crabgrass from spreading. If crabgrass does grow, the best thing to do is control it early. It is much easier to control when the leaf is young and just starting to germinate. After the plant has been controlled, reseed the area that has been
How to get the best long term results against grassy weeds?
The best defense against weeds is a healthy lawn.
- Fertilize regularly,
- Water well, and
- Follow the correct cutting and seeding instructions for your lawn time.
Taking these preventative steps will ensure that your weed problems remain minimal and make it much easier for you to have a thick, green, healthy lawn that you can enjoy.
If you need a hand getting your weeds under control, the professionals at Dr. Green are here to help. Click here to get a free quote!