When working towards a lawn that will make you proud, the first thing on most homeowner’s to-do lists is to remove any and all weeds. Weeds are ugly and can drive you nuts but they do serve a purpose. In nature, weeds are natural fillers for what the soil is lacking. This process is known as soil progression.
For example, bright yellow dandelions are eye-catching against a green lawn. While they are an eyesore, they are letting you know your lawn is missing calcium. The deep tap root of a dandelion pulls calcium up to the surface from deeper soil to bring balance to where deficiencies occur. After your soil balances out with the calcium, another type of weed will sprout to adjust the next mineral in need.
Soil progression is a slow and endless process that we are guessing you would like to speed up. Heritage teams up with homeowners along with Mother Nature to reach balance without the weeds through Eco-Friendly fertilizer programs. On top of fertilization, treatments such as a pre-emergent will prevent grassy weeds by laying a blanket of product at the soil level. This way when the weed seed tries to emerge it hits this layer and dies.
By working with nature, together we will treat the problems in your lawn instead of its symptoms. Every year as we improve the soil the quality of the lawn improves. Which means there will be fewer weeds to fight with weed treatments.
The Best Defense Against Weeds
All plants are competitive. This is why a thick green lawn will always be your best defense. If your lawn is full of grass instead of bare spots there won’t be room for a weed to grow. A thick, dense turf canopy will shade out the weeds below much like like the tall trees in a forest shade out the smaller trees below. Evaluating your lawn annually and filling in those thin areas will keep your lawn on the right track.
For more information, contact your Lawn Coach today!!