Broadleaf weeds are opportunists – you’ll see them under bricks, below bridges, between rocks, in your lawn and flower beds, and just about everywhere! Weeds will grow anywhere at any time, given three natural resources.
- Sunlight – All green plants require Mother Nature’s greatest gift in order to grow. Twelve hours of ultraviolet light a day, every day is very common!
- Water – Adequate rainfall or available soil moisture, which we have in our area eleven months of every year.
- Weed Seeds Present in the Soil – In one handful of topsoil, there are approximately 1,000 to 1,200 weed seeds. Weeds have existed on earth approximately 3.7 billion years, spreading their seeds all around.
What’s the best way to keep weeds out of your lawn?
- Keep your lawn thick and competitive, which will not allow sunlight to reach the soil where weed seeds collect.
- Keep your turf mowed high, fertilize on a regular basis, and water as needed during the summer months to discourage the growth of broadleaf weeds naturally.
- Call the experts at Buckeye EcoCare to help keep your lawn lush, healthy and weed-free. We are at your service!