Dandelions Taking Over Your Lawn?

Sep 25, 2017 | Weed Control Tips

Lawn Full Of Dandelions

Dandelions– Chances are good that you have dandelions if you have a lawn. These troublesome weeds are the scourge of everyone who dreams of having a lush lawn. Unfortunately, dandelions are extremely good at multiplying. They need little encouragement to take over a lawn completely. If dandelions are spoiling the view of your yard, then give us a call. We have some strategies to get these invaders out of your lawn.

Dandelions are so hard to kill because they grow from a taproot that is buried two to three feet deep in the soil. This makes it virtually impossible to pull them out by hand. Many homeowners have spent hours performing this backbreaking labor only to discover that it provides only a temporary solution. Because they cannot get to the taproot, they cannot eradicate the problem.

Our years of experience have given us the knowledge required to get to the source of dandelions and get rid of it for good. Once we have the immediate problem under control, we can work on preventative lawn care measures that ensure that dandelions don’t become an ongoing problem. The best way to keep dandelions from returning is to ensure your turfgrass is dense and thriving. The thicker and healthier your lawn is, the less room dandelions have to take root. The real problem with keeping dandelions from coming back is that the seeds are blown on the wind from other people’s lawns, so if your neighbors are fighting dandelions, you are more likely to have to do so as well. However, if your lawn is thick and healthy, it will be much harder for those seeds to take root.

We make your lawn healthy and thick by feeding it properly. That means applying a weed and feed lawn fertilizer at least once or twice a year. This proactive approach helps to lessen the likelihood that any dandelion seeds that are blown onto your lawn have a chance to survive. We also act quickly when we spot a growing dandelion, using the most effective weed killers available to eradicate the issue.

From the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension  – The dandelion is a perennial plant with a deep, thick taproot.

If you’re concerned about dandelions in your lawn, call us at (817) 684-4044. Our team of experts has the experience, know-how, and dedication required to ensure your grass is the best in the neighborhood.

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