If you’re like most homeowners in Ohio, then you probably take great pride in your lawn. After all, a well-manicured yard is the perfect way to show off your home’s curb appeal. But what do you do when those pesky weeds start to pop up? Don’t worry – we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss the most common lawn weeds in Ohio and how to get rid of them.
When it comes to lawn weed control, prevention is the best cure. Taking the necessary steps to prevent weeds from appearing in the first place will save you a lot of time and energy down the line. To begin with, make sure that your lawn is well-fed and watered regularly. Also, aerate your lawn at least once per year (read here for the best time to aerate your lawn) to allow nutrients and water to reach deeper into your lawn’s soil.
4 of the Most Common Weeds in Ohio Lawns
Now let’s discuss some of the most common lawn weeds in Ohio:
• Crabgrass – This annual grassy weed has light green blades that spread over wide areas of lawns. It tends to thrive in dry and compacted soils, so proper lawn maintenance like regular watering and aeration can help reduce its appearance.
• White Clover – This lawn weed is recognizable by its three-leafed white flowers that later turn into a purple bloom. To get rid of it, you can simply pull it out or if it’s beyond DIY removal, hire a professional weed control company.
• Dandelions – Everyone knows this lawn weed – they’re easy to recognize with their yellow flower heads followed by a white ‘puffball’ seed head. Hand-pulling is the best method for removing these weeds. If they have overtaken your yard, it’s best to consult with a weed control professional to take care of dandelions.
• Wild Fescue – Often mistaken for crabgrass, this invasive species can invade your lawn and unlike crabgrass it remains green from spring through fall. Getting rid of it requires either non-selective herbicide (which would eradicate all other grass), or manual removal – just make sure to remove the roots. Thankfully this weed grows in clumps and can be easily pulled out with a shovel.
Get a Perfectly Green Lawn Without Potentially Dangerous Chemicals
At Greener Grass, we believe prevention is the best measure to take for controlling weeds. But if your lawn has succumb to the attack from weeds, our team is here to help. We offer a wide array of weed control applications that are safe for people and pets. Contact us today to get a quote