Why are weeds so bad for your lawn? Sure they are an eyesore but are they really that destructive for your grass? Maintaining a green, healthy lawn is hard enough without adding weeds into the mix. Most homeowners choose to maintain their lawn to improve curb appeal, entertain guests and have a space for children and pets to play.
But what really happens when weeds appear to take over your lawn?
Did you know that weeds compete with your healthy grass making it impossible for some lawns to recover? There’s a battle for air, sunlight, space, water and nutrients going on under the soil that often is not one that your plants can win. They compete with your healthy plants when you put down fertilizer by soaking up all the nutrients that should be making your lawn beautiful and lush. Instead you wind up with weeds spreading quickly out on your lawn causing weak grass and making your lawn prone to insect infestation and disease. They take root downward and outward pushing the healthy grass aside and taking over your lawn by not allowing the healthy grass to flourish as it should. The overall health of your lawn is compromised by aggressive and destructive weeds.
Without adequate control in addition to the effects on your lawn, weeds can also impact human health. Many common weeds that quickly overtake your lawn contribute to allergies and can be harmful to pets and children. Certain weeds like Ragweed, Pigweed, Plantain and Ryegrass can contribute to asthma and other respiratory problems, causing sneezing, nasal congestion and runny noses especially in children. Other weeds such as Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Monkshood, Buttercup and Poison Hemlock can cause skin irritation in both humans and pets. No matter what poisonous plant you touch and depending on your skin’s sensitivity, a rash may develop within a few hours or days after initial contact. Blisters, redness and swelling can also occur. Some of these weeds can even cause intestinal discomfort, if consumed. For many homeowners, this is reason enough to keep their outdoor space well maintained and free of unwanted weed growth.
So what can we do for you? At County Tree Service Inc, of course we offer Weed Control to help you get those weeds out for good. We want you lawn to be inviting and free of weeds. We also offer Lawn Aerating. Lawn Aerating is the process by which small holes are made throughout your lawn and by pulling out small soil plugs in order to allow more oxygen, water, and nutrients to penetrate deep into the soil, down to the root zone. Healthier roots mean a healthier lawn. We offer Seeding and Re-Seeding. By re-seeding, you will increase the grass density of your lawn and reduce the multiplying of weeds. We can also fertilize your lawn for you. Fertilizer is needed in order to maintain a healthy and weed free lawn. We offer Treatment of Disease and Preventative Disease Treatment for not only your lawn but also for your trees. Get in contact with us today and let’s get your lawn “weed free”.