Weed Control

Fall Weed Control

Fall Weed Control

Another summer is winding down. Unfortunately, it is not the end of weed season. With fall weather, broadleaf weeds of all sorts can continue to flourish and spread in your lawn.What many homeowners don’t know is that weeds can be effectively controlled in the fall. In fact, as long as the weed is actively growing,…

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Nutsedge: Yellow or Purple?

Are you seeing yellow/greenish or purple grass among your healthy green grass? As the dog days of summer continue your lawn could be sprouting this perennial weed. Although it seems to disappear in the fall, the underground tubers responsible for sending up shoots, survive most winters only to re-grow in late spring and summer. Yellow…

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Control Creeping Charlie and Ground Ivy in Your Chicago Lawn

Control Creeping Charlie and Ground Ivy in Your Chicago Lawn

One of the most damaging weeds in lawns in the Midwest is Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea). Also known as Ground Ivy, this weed has distinct kidney-bean shaped leaves with small purplish flowers and scalloped leaf margins. This plant creeps with along the ground, with long stems that root at the root nodes. As the plant…

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