Spring is an excellent time for homeowners to improve their outdoor space. After months of cold temperatures and the grass being dormant, the warmer spring temperatures can initiate the blossoming of your grass, trees, and shrubs. However, the extra sunshine and increased rainfall that comes with spring may cause weeds to sprout just as fast. If you ignore spring weed control, those weeds can soon take over your yard and damage your grass and landscape. If you want to be ahead of troublesome spring weeds, plan your spring lawn care services today with Baltimore’s Scientific Plant Service.
Why Is Spring Important for Weed Control?
Spring is an essential season for nourishing your yard and plant life. However, if you live in an area that has higher temperatures and increased rainfall during spring, you may not only notice extra life in your grass but in weeds too. There are several winter annual weeds such as bittercress and chickweed that are always a nuisance earlier in the spring that may need to be addressed as well.
Weeds to Spot
There are some weeds that often sprout seemingly overnight after heavy rainfall in the spring. Our spring weed control and lawn care services can help prevent the emergence of common weeds like dandelions and clover that will spread across your lawn. You may also have to be careful about planting some invasive plants like Morning Glories or Mint, which can quickly overtake lawns when out of control. Instead, grow those plants in containers on your patio, deck, or porch.
Tips for Successful Weed Control
In addition to applying pre-emergent crabgrass control products and weed control, homeowners can take a few other steps to limit weed growth. These tips include:
- Pull the occasional sprout early by hand or with a hoe
- Mulch areas like vegetable gardens and flower beds so you can minimize weed growth in spaces near your grass
- Apply post-emergent herbicide treatments in addition to pre-emergent crabgrass control
- Overseed in the fall to thicken up your lawn to crowd out the undesirable weeds
When in doubt, contact the lawn care service professionals at Scientific Plant Service for more guidance on what your lawn needs for weed control and prevention.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.