Despite our best efforts, it seems as though every spring dandelions make their way back to our lawns. Fortunately, there are a few preventative measures you can use to control these unwanted weeds. In order to eliminate pesky lawn weeds, we first need to understand how it grows and thrives.
Dandelions & Broadleaf Weeds
Broadleaf weeds, such as thistle, are tough and aggressive perennials that attack weak areas of your lawn. They tend to have long taproots that can extend up to three feet deep into the ground, making it difficult to completely eradicate. Dandelions can grow in any soil and thrive in full sunlight. Come early spring, new sprouts will grow from the taproot, which matures into yellow flowers, and later into white puffballs that are carried by wind to disperse their seeds in various areas. In order to prevent weed regrowth, the entire plant—taproot and all—need to be removed.
Fiesta® Weed Control
Fiesta® is a selective broadleaf killer that doesn’t harm grass turf by using specially formulated iron chelate solution. It’s the first effective low-risk turf weed killer that makes your lawn even greener! Fiesta® is environmentally safe, has no unpleasant odour and gives visible results the same day. Its so you’re able to walk or play on your lawn right away.
The best defence against broadleaf weeds and dandelions is promoting a thick and healthy lawn with adequate top dress and seeds. Make sure to overseed on an annual basis and keep your grass well maintained, by mowing at the ideal height and following a regular fertilizing program, you can achieve a lawn that is thick enough to keep weeds from setting in the first place.