While weeds will never permanently be gone from your yard, professional lawn and landscaping companies can certainly provide services and tips for keeping your lawn virtually weed free. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we offer routine weed control services right alongside our fertilization applications.
Utilizing a combination of pre-emergent and post-emergent weed herbicides, we can prevent weeds from crowding out the healthy grass on your lawn. We work from spring through fall providing six rounds of weed control applications for residential and commercial properties around the communities of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny, IA.
Weeds invade both lawns and landscaping when they are not properly cared for. The types of weeds that tend to grow in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny areas of Central Iowa can be separated into two categories: annual grassy weeds and perennial grasses/broadleaf weeds.
Annual weeds produce seed and die within one season. If you do not treat for them, however, they will return the following season. Grassy weeds tend to germinate in the spring when soil temperatures are between 55-60°F. Some examples of grassy weeds include crabgrass, goosegrass, and bluegrass.
Grassy weeds can be found on lawns that are compacted, overwatered, or mowed too low.
Perennial grasses, such as Bermuda grass and dallisgrass tend to crowd into lawns that are mowed too low, overwatered, compacted, or exposed to excessive sun and heat.
Broadleaf weeds, such as spurge grass, and knotweed thrive on lawns that are depleted of nitrogen and have compacted soil.
In Central Iowa, some of the most common weeds you will find growing in your lawn include Broadleaf Plantain, Dandelion, White Clover, and Creeping Charlie.
Our weed control treatments are spread out between spring and fall, starting in late March or early April and going through October, with additional spot treatments offered on an as-needed basis.
Pre-emergent weed control is used during early spring to tackle weeds before they have a chance to germinate. It is also a good idea to use pre-emergent weed control at the end of the growing season prior to winter dormancy. This helps protect your lawn throughout winter and keeps weeds from sprouting on your lawn in spring before we have had a chance to re-treat the area.
Throughout the rest of the treatments, we protect your lawn with post-emergent weed control. This attacks weeds that have already germinated. A combination of both types of weed control is essential for covering all of the types of weeds that could invade your lawn.
The best way of preventing weeds from crowding out your plants and grass is to maintain good lawn care practices and avoid what negatively affects your lawn. Weeds will continue sprouting if your lawn is:
At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we are here to protect your lawn and keep weeds from overcrowding your beautiful property. Customers can take advantage of all the lawn care needs they need directly from us!
For homes and businesses near Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and other nearby communities of Central IA, our professionals are ready to turn your property around! Call us at (515) 289-2020 to start eradicating those pesky weeds today!