the beauty of the turning leaves. We also look forward to the jack-o-lanterns adorning your neighbor's
porches and the cooler nights. Broadleaf weeds also enjoy the cooler nights. They germinate as the days
shorten and turn into small, healthy plants we can easily overlook.
Perennial weeds, like dandelions, start the overwintering process by transferring the carbohydrates
from their leaves to the root system for storage during the winter. That is why we recommend a spray
treatment for them in the fall, even though most homeowners won’t realize they are a problem until
spring when they begin to grow more aggressively. Our treatment adds a liquid herbicide to be carried
with those carbohydrates down into the roots to kill the plant now. A blanket spray application targets
the real root of the problem, as it will kill the entire plant instead of just the leaves.
Winter annual weeds, like henbit, chickweed start the germination process in the fall. They emerge as
small rosettes of foliage and will spend their winter that way. They begin growing again very early the
next spring. We target the small rosettes while they are still young, getting rid of them before you even
realize they are there.
The best time to win the broadleaf weed war in your lawn is now. From early September to late October
these plants are secretly sneaking onto your lawn in wait for the warm days of rapid growth in the
spring. An application of our broadleaf weed control plus fertilizer can help stop those pesky weeds
now. And remember, your best line of defense against turf weeds is a strong, healthy stand of grass. Call
us today and let us help you win the war.
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