Summer is almost here, and the pressures of the environment are starting to take a toll on turfgrass. With a good set of eyes and a little know how, you can stop these problems before they become an issue.
Summer annuals are in full bloom so make sure you spray the weeds now to prevent them from seeding. You can move toward a lush lawn that is weed free in roughly three seasons if you consistently reduce the weed populations and strengthen your turf.
What makes dandelion removal from lawns so difficult? Well, dandelions enjoy the best of both worlds. Above-ground, their seeds ride the wind currents, poised to drop into the slightest opening in your lawn to propagate the species. Meanwhile, below-ground, they strike down a taproot up to 10″ long. Pulling the taproot as a means of removal is problematic. Thick but brittle, the taproot easily fractures– and any fraction of the taproot that remains in the ground will regenerate.