Broadleaf weeds are unwanted, invasive plants with notable broad leaves. Many common lawn weeds like chickweed, clover, and dandelions belong to this group of plants. The wider leaves, netted veins, and occasional snowy flowers make these weeds stand out against your turf and can quickly disrupt your landscape. If you are concerned about weed growth, contact Scientific Plant Service for experienced Baltimore broadleaf weed control. Scientific Plant Service has provided dependable services to Baltimore property owners since 1957. In addition to weed control, we provide pest and animal management, deer repellant, aquatic care, aeration and seeding, tree and shrub care, and athletic field maintenance. Our qualified and licensed lawn care professionals are ready to deliver the broadleaf weed treatment services your lawn needs to thrive. Contact Scientific Plant Service when you are ready to learn more about our high-quality weed control services.
What Causes Weed Growth?
Several variables can contribute to increased weed growth. For example, if your lawn does not receive enough nitrogen, it may become susceptible to invasive weeds. Furthermore, weeds thrive in properties consistently mowed too short (less than three inches). If you wish to check the nutrient levels in your lawn, arrange for a soil test to see whether extra nitrogen is required. Maintaining proper nutrient levels in the soil is one of the best ways to keep your lawn healthy and free from invasive weeds, pests, and diseases.
Why Preventative Baltimore Broadleaf Weed Control Is Best
Broadleaf weeds are unwanted plants with wide leaves. They have characteristics that make them easily distinguishable but also make them stick out against your turf. As with all weeds, the best way to prevent weed growth is to take measures to keep them off your lawn in the first place.
A pre-emergent herbicide application will keep broadleaf weed seeds from sprouting and establishing roots in your lawn. It is significantly easier to avoid weed growth than to manage it after it has occurred.
If you do not manage the weeds in your lawn, broadleaf weeds will continue to grow and spread over your yard. As weeds expand, they compete for nutrients with your turf. Therefore, your lawn may suffer more damage as broadleaf weeds develop and spread.