Simple Weed Solutions

Different types of weeds

Simple weed solutions begin with Weed Identification! There are three types of weeds in North Florida and some can be controlled with herbicides, others cannot. The grassy weeds in your flower bed can affect your lawn as it begins coming back this spring. It’s important to know how to solve that problem before it begins.

The Weed Partnership

One thing to remember is that:  Simple Weed Solutions are a partnership between your lawn care professional and you.  Fertilization and control of your lawn is important…  but it’s up to you to continue to monitor your lawn and do your part in keeping your lawn healthy and attractive.  Just “spraying ” isn’t the simple weed solution. 

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Lime Application

Another thing you need to do, or have a lawn treatment professional do it for you, is check the pH of your lawn’s soil. If it’s too low, for instance, lime may need to be added.  Treating for different pH levels correctly, will give your lawn the best chance to become healthy, which in turn, will help your lawn choke out the weeds.

Three Types of Weeds

There are three categories of weeds in the Jacksonville area:  Broadleaf, Sedges and Grassy.

Broadleaf is easily treated with herbicides available today, but the Sedges and Grassy are different.  Environmental conditions make Simple Weed Solutions difficult to implement. Their condition is usually caused by the environment and they can’t be control, only suppressed.  This is where a healthy lawn becomes important. 

The problem with grassy weeds is that there is actually no selective herbicide or Simple Weed Solution to control them.  Pre-emergent weed control that is applied during the dormant season will help, but the only way to get grassy weeds out of your lawn is to pull them out or to kill the entire area and re-sod.

Four Generations of homeowners have trusted Peninsular Pest Control for their solution to their pest problems. Partly because they work around your schedule, providing regular service on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Peninsular also offers a one-time service for special problems.