While weeds can be an unsightly addition to any lawn, their presence signifies much deeper issues. From the space they take up to the nutrients they absorb, weeds inevitably compete with healthy grass, causing it to become weaker and more susceptible to disease and pests. In this weakened state, lawns tend to grow thinner with bare spots — the type of conditions in which weeds thrive, and existing problems continue to spread.
At Lush Lawn, we’ve developed a comprehensive weed control program that eliminates current weed problems and protects your lawn for the future. That’s less time you’ll spend fighting back against weeds and more time to enjoy your outdoor space.
How Does Weed Control Work?
When weed control products are applied to lawns, they interfere with weed growth by stopping root formation. In the case of pre-emergent herbicides applied before seeds germinate, products inhibit cellular division within the root system. In the case of post-emergent herbicides applied after seeds germinate, products move down the plant stem to the root system and kill weeds.
One way weed control products are often categorized is selective and nonselective. Whereas a nonselective product does not distinguish between different plant types and kills upon contact, a selective product targets only specific plants (per the product label) and leaves others alone.
For this reason, selective products tend to be the most suitable option for residential lawns.
Common Weeds in Southeast Michigan
In Southeast Michigan, there are a number of weed populations that tend to emerge year after year. Here are some of the most common ones — several of which are difficult to remove:
- Poison Oak
- Yellow Rocket
- Wild Plantain
- Wild Violet
- Black Medic
Our Weed Control Services Help Homeowners Fight Back
Weed control services are one of the main components of our lawn care program — and are included with the price of our lawn fertilizer applications. The program includes blanket liquid weed control applications in both the spring and the fall, as well as spot treatments for any remaining weeds when our technicians stop by to fertilize throughout the seasons. We’re also proud to offer free service calls to retreat for weeds between applications when at least five applications are scheduled.
While many of our customers are interested in both fertilization and weed control, we also recognize that some Southeast Michigan homeowners are focused solely on weed removal. That’s why we also offer a residential program for only weed control. This standalone program features three herbicide applications — and in conjunction with our free service calls in-between visits, guarantees to take care of all your broadleaf weeds.