It may still technically be the middle of winter, but here at Impeccable Landscapes we can’t help but daydream about a time in the not-so-distant future when we’ll get to return to the lawn care services we love.
Don’t get us wrong, we take a lot of pride in the snow and ice removal services that we provide to residential and commercial customers throughout the Spokane area. But we’d much rather be helping people create the lawn of their dreams instead of moving piles of frozen water around in parking lots.
When most people think about their spring lawn care, they imagine dusting off the lawn mower and planting new annual flowers, but that might be putting the cart before the horse a little bit. Before you can think about what you’re going to plant, you’ve got to make sure that your plans won’t be ruined by the emergency of common spring weeds.
Weeds are the bane of any property owner’s existence, especially if they’ve invested a lot of money in planting and maintaining their turf. Here at Impeccable Landscapes, lawn care is our passion. That’s why we offer a full suite of lawn care services, including spring weed management.
Keep reading to learn more about the types of weeds that are likely to emerge from your Spokane, Liberty Lake, or Spokane Valley yard in the spring, and how Impeccable Landscapes can help.
Common Lawn Weeds That Emerge In Spring
When most people in the Spokane area call us for lawn maintenance, it’s because they’re tired of fighting a losing battle against the weeds in their lawn. It can sometimes feel that for every weed you dig up or mow down, three more spring up in it’s place! Getting the best of spring weeds starts with knowing your enemy:
- Dandelion – This is a type of broadleaf weed that is easily identifiable by the bright yellow “flower” it produces during the spring and summer growing seasons. Dandelions are very hard to control considering the fact that they produced hundreds of floating seeds per flower. While they may look cheerful, dandelions are bad for your lawn because of the way they push out grass and sap away water and nutrients from the plants you actually want in your yard.
- Clover – You might find it interesting to learn that clover is purposefully grown as a fodder and rotational crop on many farms and ranches. It’s highly unlikely that cows are grazing on your front yard, however, so you probably won’t be pleased to see clover popping up there. Clover grows fairly low to the ground but can be spotted by the little white flowers it produces. Too much clover can also be an indication that your lawn is lacking in nitrogen.
- Plantain – Although it shares a name with the banana-like fruit available at your grocery store, this weed will never result in a delicious snack. The plantain is an unsightly lawn weed that thrives in compacted or otherwise neglected lawns.
Conditions That Encourage Weed Growth In Your Lawn
The conditions that give rise to weeds will vary between growing zones and the type of weed seeds that are floating around in the air, but in most cases, a healthy, well-maintained lawn will support fewer weeds than one that’s being allowed to run amok.
Improper watering, lack of aeration, lack of fertilization, contaminated mowing tools, and poorly maintained soil can all be conditions that encourage the growth of weeds.
Impeccable Landscapes Provides Weed Management Lawn Care Services In Spokane
Want to enjoy a beautiful, lush lawn that’s more grass than weeds? It’s time to call Impeccable Landscapes for professional lawn care service. If you’re losing the fight against these and other common weeds, we can provide:
- Broadleaf Weed Control – This effective lawn care strategy features weed control treatments that are specially tailored for the Spokane region, the time of year, and ultimate safety for people and pets.
- Shrub Bed Weed Control – This effective weed control program is used before weeds even emerge in the spring, and is especially helpful for keeping shrub and flower beds neat all season long.
- Aeration – If you’re spending a lot of time fighting back against plantain weeds, the best treatment is simply to aerate and dethatch your lawn. Plantains struggle to survive in a yard that’s soft, moist, and full of healthy grass.