Understanding And Getting Rid Of The Weeds In Your Los Angeles Yard

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Historical data spanning several centuries shows how humans have continually appreciated the presence of turfgrasses in their environment, based on evidence showing they conducted some simple maintenance efforts. During this period, one constant concern also existed – weeds. Many of the most invasive weeds found in the U.S. today consist of plants that arrived from countries in Europe and Asia. 

Although experts categorize weeds according to species, you can often also differentiate them by their life cycle as either annual, biennial, or perennial. For example, annual weeds live for only a single season and are either cool-season or warm-season. 

Are you unsuccessfully preventing the growth of weeds in your lawn? Those with a yard needing professional weed control should speak with experts from a Los Angeles lawn care company like Aerations Plus regarding a consultation. Experienced providers of lawn weed control services will properly identify the types of weeds growing throughout your lawn and understands the best options for preventing them. 

How To Identify The Types Of Weeds In Your Yard

Nutgrass is a term used for a weed called nutsedge. Two of the most common varieties include yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus), which are perennials with shiny leaves and flower heads. Wood sorrel or creeping wood sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) is another common, fast-growing weed with shamrock-type leaves.

Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is another found throughout California that consumes nutrients and hinders the growth of grass and plants. During the spring months, this field bindweed will develop white flowers. Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) is sometimes grown as a turfgrass or for feeding cattle but is also a potentially invasive type of weed. 

How Weeds Choke The Life Out Of Your Lawn

Weeds harm your lawn by competing for the available soil nutrients, sunlight, and water. As weeds grow, they also hinder airflow, creating the likelihood of disease. 

The development of lawn weeds often stems from underlying problems such as lawns that are under or over-watered, mistakes with fertilization, or the presence of pests or plant diseases. Once weeds invade a property, they will often generate a seed and extend further through the lawn. Thankfully, a weed control company in Los Angeles like Aerations Plus can help.

Helpful Tips On Weeding Your Lawn

Many property owners in greater Los Angeles lack knowledge regarding the best ways of effectively controlling weeds. Some of the best tips for limiting the presence of weeds include:

  • When substantial rainfall occurs at the beginning of the year, promptly remove annual weeds in March before the development of seeds.  
  • Insufficient watering often weakens the grass, making the lawn more vulnerable to weeds. 
  • Different turfgrass species have varying water requirements; therefore, identify whether you have cool-season or warm-season grass and follow the watering recommendations. 
  • Mowing at the proper intervals is critical for preventing weeds, as mowing grass too short might make the lawn less resistant to weeds.
  • Allowing the grass to grow too high between mowing may prevent water entry and create excessive thatch.

Property owners that successfully limit weeds usually monitor their lawns throughout the growing season so that they remove new weeds quickly. Early detection and removal will help prevent weeds from growing and generating seeds. Promptly removing weeds by hand is effective, particularly for wood sorrel, nutsedge, and dandelion. 

Aerations Plus Will Get Your Weed Problem Out By The Root

Have you decided to seek assistance from an experienced weed control company near you? The experts with Aerations Plus receive superior training and have access to many of the latest products in the lawn care industry. Our technicians will deliver results for local property owners in need of professional weed control services as well as lawn fertilization, aeration, irrigation, and other offerings that keep lawns looking great. 

We encourage Los Angeles-area homeowners to contact our team of professionals for a consultation.

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