Orlando, FL, June 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Summer is right around the corner, meaning warm weather, rain showers, flowers, green grass - and weeds that can takeover your lawn. Pro-Staff Pest Control provides homeowners with several common unknown weeds that might show up this summer and how to get rid of them naturally.
The False Dandelion: Also known as flatweed and catsear, this weed is very similar to its counterpart, the dandelion. The false dandelion has white petals and a yellow center with parachute-like seeds and hard-to-remove taproots, not to be confused with the dandelion whose colors are inverted. Like dandelions, the false dandelion is also edible, leaving a bitter aftertaste. Digging out the weed with a garden fork and making sure the entire root is removed is a natural way to remove the false dandelion from your lawn.
Chickweed: Also known as mouse ears and star weed, this weed is low-growing and can be found in moist shady conditions. Very common in Florida lawns, chickweed forms dense mats with small symmetrically placed leaves on thin stringy stems. Sometimes used as a salad green or topical ointment, the chickweed seems harmless, but should still be avoided by pregnant and nursing women. Simply pulling out the weed is an easy way to remove them from your lawn.
Buckhorn Plantain: Also known as narrow-leaf plantain, chimney-sweeps and ribgrass, the buckhorn plantain is a large vigorous weed that forms dense clumps and takes over whole portions of lawn. This weed is more tolerant of drought than any other plantain, and it reproduces by seed. Remove them by plucking the weed before it forms seed stalks. This weed also happens to be edible. However, it should be avoided by pregnant and nursing women.
Wood Sorrel: Also known as the sour grass and shamrock weed, the wood sorrel is anything but lucky. This is a persistent weed finds its way into flower boxes, containers, and beds. Wood sorrel has the capability of growing up to 15 inches tall. It is also very rich in vitamin C and was used to treat scurvy, nausea, fevers, mouth sores, and sore throats. This is a common lawn weed and can also be found in sunny spots in the woods. Simply plucking them by the roots is a simple way to remove them from your lawn.
Summer is one of the seasons that produces the most weeds due to the heat and the weather. Knowing what kind of weed that is plaguing the lawn, and how to remove them, is only half the battle. Regular lawn maintenance and management ensures a healthy lawn. Regular lawn management includes mowing, watering, fertilizing, liming, and core aeration. Contact the experts at Pro-Staff Pest Control and Lawn Care at 407-292-PEST to help with that. They provide live chat, online bill review and payment, and excellent customer service. To learn more about their lawn care services, browse their website.
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