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Midwestern Weeds

We know how frustrating weeds can be, especially if you’re putting in hours trying to make your yard the best it can be. If weeds are present on your lawn, give us a call and you can begin to notice visible results within days or weeks of your first service. If your lawn is changing colors or beginning to show bare spots, don’t be alarmed, that is okay; in fact, this is good! Changing colors and bare spots are a normal sign that weeds are dying out, which means your grass will have more space and nutrients. As a Lawncare Unlimited pro continues working over the following weeks and months, your lawn’s appearance will continue to improve. Keep a watchful eye for the following weeds that are commonly found in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

  1. Crabgrass Crabgrass is an annual warm-season weed which means it thrives in the heat and will sprawl anywhere it can find sunlight, water, and bare soil. A crabgrass invasion can quickly get out of control if you’re not careful. The our lawn care program can help limit the spread of this difficult-to-control weed, but you can also help by keeping up with proper prevention techniques and regular maintenance. Maintaining a thick, healthy lawn, mowing your grass at the proper height, and avoiding light or excess watering are some of the steps you can take to help prevent a crabgrass invasion.

  2. Clover Clover is a perennial weed that can vary in leaf shape and flower color, and grows well in moist areas. It is a notorious creeping, broadleaf weed that’s tough to get rid of once it’s settled into your lawn.

  3. Dandelion When you think of weeds, dandelion probably comes to mind. The classic yellow-flowered weed is a perennial that produces many seeds. The broadleaf weed radiates from one central point on a very short stem that barely rises above soil level, making it extremely difficult to pull cleanly from the ground.

  4. Ground Ivy Ground Ivy can be identified by its scalloped, round, and deeply veined leaves. This perennial weed is a member of the mint family and produces a small, purplish-blue, trumpet-shaped flower. It is an aggressive, low-growing weed that thrives in shaded, moist areas. Hand weeding can be extremely frustrating, if not impossible, so talk to our specialists about herbicide options to combat this invasive weed.

  5. Violets The violet can be identified by its heart-shaped, somewhat rounded leaves. The annual or perennial weed can produce purple, pink, or white flowers. Violets are considered to be a “difficult-to-control” weed, and they may require repeated visits or specialized lawn weed control.

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