Unlimited Landscaping Atlanta is your one-stop lawn care service provider for a beautiful lawn. With over 50 years of lawn and turf care experience, we are sure that our service will exceed your expectations. We are licensed, insured and a member of professional organizations like the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association (MALTA) and the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).
Lawn Weed Identification & Characteristics
Effective control of weeds in turf is based on correct identification.
Lawn weeds may conveniently be divided into two classes based on the way in which they emerge from the seed. Monocots emerge with a single seed leaf whereas dicots emerge with two seed leaves. Most monocot weeds found in turfgrass are from the family Gramineae and are termed weedy grass. Examples include crabgrass, annual bluegrass, tall fescue, and quackgrass. Dicots, on the other hand, are termed broadleaf weeds and include such plants as dandelion, clover, ground ivy, knotweed, and plantain.
Weedy grasses and broadleaf weeds are further divided into groups according to the plants’ length of life. Perennial weeds have a life of more than two years, though new seeds may be produced every year. Biennial weeds have a life of two years, generally storing up food reserves in the leaves and roots the first year and producing seed in the second year. The biennial weeds often are grouped with perennial weeds since control is similar. Annual weeds germinate from seed, grow, flower, and produce seed in less than one year. summer annuals germinate in the spring and mature in the fall, whereas winter annuals germinate in fall or late winter and mature in late spring.
Call us today at (770) 831-7741 for a no-obligation free estimate on lawn survey and analysis and a variety of lawn treatment services. We’ll send in a report about the analysis of soil, identify weed problems and more about turf density and diseases afflicted plants.