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Are you discouraged by your lawn? Do you walk around in your yard and wonder if seventy-five percent of the vegetation is something other than grass? Do you feel like you're in a losing battle? We understand. It is surprisingly easy for a lawn to become infested with weeds. It starts with patches here and there. Over time, those patches grow. Soon, the weeds in your yard start to be the majority of the vegetation in your yard. And, how do you stop it? Many of the products that are used to kill weeds can also kill your grass. Today, we're going to list some of the pitfalls and challenges of weed control. Hopefully, this will give you some insight into the complexity of your problem.

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There Are Lots Of Weeds

Are you familiar with broadleaf plantain, clover, chickweed, Florida pusley, nutsedge, matchweed, spurge, or dollarweed? These are only a few of the many weeds that can be in your South Florida lawn. If we were to list them all, you'd get bored with reading them and move on. If you're not a horticulturist, you'll have a hard time identifying the weeds in your yard and choosing the right products to get control of those weeds.

Weeds Can Be Grass

Some of the weeds in our area are other forms of grass, such as crabgrass, goosegrass, or dallisgrass. These grasses can look like a blight in your lawn. They're thick, noticeable, and they lay down, rather than stick up like the grass you want to have in your lawn. These patches of grass are an eyesore and do nothing to help the curb appeal of your home. But how do you deal with a type of grass you don't want in your yard? Well, it depends on how much unwanted grass you have in your lawn. If there are only a few small patches, you may be able to take care of them with a product designed to kill the type of grass that has invaded your lawn. If you have a widespread issue, it takes careful analysis and a strategic plan to address the problem, which most homeowners are unequipped to develop and implement.

There Are Lots Of Weed-Control Products

If you look online for weed-control products, it is likely to make your head spin. There are so many products. And all of those products promise to take care of your weeds. Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as spraying here and there and calling it a day. When you apply these products, they can be detrimental to your turfgrass.

Weed Control Is A Science

When you invest in lawn care, you hire a scientist. How does a scientist deal with weeds?

  • A lawn care professional uses a combination of techniques and products to improve the health of the desired turfgrass so that it can outcompete the weeds.

  • A lawn care professional understands the impact of drought or oversaturation.

  • A lawn care professional uses pre-emergent herbicides to address weeds before they appear. These products are carefully selected to provide the best results.

  • A lawn care professional applies post-emergent herbicides to address weeds that have already appeared.

  • A lawn care professional that is also a pest management professional will provide essential pest control to address all of the many lawn-damaging pests that we have in South Florida.

Are weeds taking over your lawn?

If you have a weed problem in your West Palm Beach lawn, let Native Pest Management help you get your lawn looking healthy again. We provide all of the weed-control services listed above. We are your South Florida lawn care specialists. Achieving a healthy lawn is a process. Our service professionals have the training and experience to get the results you want through a process of inspection, analysis, and treatments. It is a multi-pronged approach that takes into consideration the complexity of your lawn care requirements and gets your lawn looking healthy and beautiful.

Do you have questions, or would you like to begin lawn service for your West Palm Beach lawn? Connect with us today. We're here to help you with all your lawn care and pest control needs.


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