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“Even the best-tended lawns come under attack from common weeds.”

Weed seeds float in on the wind, creeping around and claiming their territory. Weeds  you thought you pulled out, quietly come back and continue to grow again and again. This can be frustrating, however how well your lawn copes with the onslaught of such weeds depends on the weeds involved, and your lawn’s overall health.

That is why at Top Turf we treat our lawns with Pre-emergent weed controls, sometime called preventers, that work to keep weed seeds from germinating and developing and Post-emergent weed controls that fight weeds that have already germinated and emerged from the soil. In conjunction with Free Service Calls to spot treat pesky weeds that just have a strong will not give up and die. Our spot weed control is not an on contact killer, because those types of weed killers also kill the grass surrounding the weed and that is not what we want to do. I mean we work so hard to get you a beautiful healthy green lawn why would we want to kill it? So what we use instead is a slow weed kill formula that will slowly kill the weed down to its root, leaving the grass surrounding the weed alive and thriving.

FUN FACTS: About Weeds You Never Knew!

Weeds are simply nature’s way of quickly covering up bare ground. Opportunistic and aggressive, they are genetically designed to germinate, grow and propagate faster than most desirable plants. Most plants only produce several hundred seeds, but weeds are especially prolific. One single weed can produce anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 seeds. With these odds, it’s easy to see how weeds can quickly take over your garden or lawn if left untreated.

COMMON ANNUAL WEEDS

Annual weeds germinate in the fall and winter and grow actively in spring. Gardeners are often surprised how quickly these weeds can seemingly pop up overnight in their yards and gardens, being unaware that they may have been growing slowly all winter long. After they flower in spring they die and disappear for the summer only to return in fall or winter when new seeds germinate. We control with a broadleaf  postemergent herbicide applied when the weeds are actively growing in the spring.

Burweed

Burweed  Type: Broadleaf annual Size: 3 to 4 inches 6" in diameter.Leaves are approximately ½ to 1½ [...]

Chickweed

Chickweed Type: Broadleaf annual Size: 6 inches tall, 12 inches wide Where it grows: Lawn, garden, [...]

Clover Weed

Clover Weed Type:  Broadleaf Perennial Size:   5.5" to 11.5" tall Where it grows:  While it can [...]

Corn Speedwell

Corn Speedwell Type: Broadleaf annual Size:  3.5" to 15.7" high from a taproot. Where it grows: Overall, light [...]

Dandelions

Dandelions Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 4-8"inches tall Where it grows: They grow best in areas that are sunny [...]

Fairy Ring Fungus

Fairy Ring  Turf affected: All species Symptoms: Large arcs or rings consisting of very green grass, [...]

Henbit

Henbit Type: Broadleaf annual Size: To 12 inches tall and wide Where it grows: Lawn, landscape, [...]

Oxalis

Oxalis Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 20 inches tall Where it grows: Sunny or shady [...]

Plantain

Plantain Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 6" inches long and 4" inches tall. Where it grows: It [...]

Poa Annua

Poa Annua Type: Annual Bluegrass Size: The stem grows from 6"–10" high Where it grows: Moist lawns. [...]

Poa Annua Trivialis

Poa Annua Trivialis Type: Annual Bluegrass Size: The stem grows from 6"–10" high Where it grows: Moist [...]

Prickly Lettuce

Prickly Lettuce Type: Annual Pant Weed Size: 1-5 Feet Tall Where it grows: It prefers dry conditions but [...]

Red Stem Filaree

Red Stem Filaree Type: Broadleaf annual Size: 4"-6" in height Where it grows: Redstem Filaree is [...]

Small & Large Hop Clover

Small & Large Hop Clover Type: Broadleaf Winter annual; spreads by reseeding itself; often forms [...]

Sow Thistle

Sow Thistle Type: Broadleaf Perennial Size: 1-3 Feet Where it grows: It is found in gardens, on roadsides, [...]