Weed Control OKC: Common Oklahoma weeds

Weed Control OKC: Common weeds in Oklahoma

Weeds come in all shapes and sizes. But they all do one thing, annoy homeowners and make lawns look bad. If you’re having a particularly hard time with some weeds it might help to know what they are. Weed Control OKC is here to talk about some weeds common to Oklahoma.

 Guineagrass: It can be pretty hard to spot since its so thin and green, guineagrass is also known as buffalo grass. It features leaves that taper to a sharp point and wheat like seed heads. They start out small, but they can reach up to 9 ft tall!

 

 

 

 

 

henbit: Don’t let the pretty purple fool you. This weed will invade your lawn just as easily as other weeds. Other names include the deadnettle, blind nettle, and giraffehead. This weed is actually in the same family as mint. They have square stems and can reach up to 10 inches tall. Though, they rarely stand that tall. They have fairly weak stems and can even become so heavy they lie almost horizontal. Henbits prefer cool, moist shade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandbur:  A pesky weed that’s ruined many a hike with their sharp, pointy seeds. Anyone who’s ever run through a field in spring know the annoyance of having this weed’s seed all over their clothes and in their shoes. This weeds has a desert like appearance with thin, rough leaves. They can grow to about 2 ft and are, of course, covered in seeds that will stick to anything that brushes by them.

 

 

 

 

 

Stinging Nettles:  Also known as the Slender nettle, this particular weed prefers damp, nutrient rich soil. They can grow between 3 and 6 ft. tall. They’re most defining feature however are the stiff hairs covering the leaves that can irritate the skin.

 

 

 

 

If you’ve got these or any other kind of weed problems. Call Don’s pest and weed control, weed control OKC, today at 405-733-8111!

 

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Weed Control OKC: Is a brown lawn dead?

Weed control OKC: Is your brown lawn dead?

It’s easy to look at a brown, dry lawn and assume the whole thing’s dead. And in some cases that’s exactly what it is. But weed control OKC is here to talk about cases where that’s not necessarily the case.

When the weather gets hot and dry, like in the summer, grass can start to dry out and turn brown. This doesn’t mean the grass is dying though, more likely it means the grass is going dormant to survive the heat and lack of moisture. The grass looks dead on the surface, but underneath the soil the heart of the grass (called the crown) is still alive and well. Once the grass is exposed to moisture it will come back to life and turn green in about 10-14 days. Grass can survive like this with no loss of coverage on average for six weeks. After that, damage will start to accumulate on your lawn. For every week past that six week period, expect to lose about 25% of your lawn. There are some factors that can make things worse however, the biggest being traffic. Whenever your lawn is in it’s dormant state it’s important to limit traffic as much as possible, especially if the six week period is up. In late July, you can also get damage from cinch bugs chewing on your lawn. You can repair much of this damage by overseeding the affected areas to promote growth.

Another thing to keep in mind is weeds. Most weeds make their move when your lawn is dormant. When a lawn is healthy and green, most weeds won’t have the room to invade. But when the lawn is dormant and thinner most weeds can slip in and germinate.

Weeds overtaking your lawn? Call Don’s pest and weed control, weed control OKC, today at 405-733-8111!

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Weed Control OKC: How to get a thick lawn pt 2

Weed Control OKC has a few more tips to help get a healthy, thick lawn

Last week weed control okc laid down some tips to help keep your lawn healthy and happy. This week we’ve got a few more tips to help maintain your lawn and keep weeds and pests at bay!

Mow your lawn correctly: Mowing is an art all it’s own. Cut the blades of grass too short and you leave your lawn vulnerable to pests and weather conditions. Don’t cut your lawn enough and it will grow out of control. Never cut your grass more than a third the length of a grass blade. Also, start grasscycling. Instead of throwing away the grass clippings after you mow, scatter them around your lawn. This will create a layer or nutrients and help keep the soil moist and rich.

Root out weeds: Pull out weeds as soon as you find them. Weeds can grow and reproduce fast, taking over your lawn and canceling out all your hard work. This will also help your grass grow thicker because it won’t be competing for resources. If you don’t want to spend time keeping vigil on your lawn, calling a professional weed control service (like us) can keep the weeds at bay and help fertilize your lawn at the same time.

Aerate your lawn: You should Aerate your lawn every fall if possible. First, water your lawn thoroughly. Then, use a hand-held aerator to pop holes in the soil underneath your grass. Next, take a core aerator and remove the plugs from the ground. Make a few passes in different directions on your lawn for maximum benefit. Aeration makes it easier for your lawn to get oxygen, water, and nutrients to it’s roots.

Weeds got you pulling your hair out? Call Don’s pest and weed control, weed control okc, today at 405-733-8111!

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Weed Control OKC: How to get a thick lawn

Lawn looking a little thin? Here’s how you can change that with weed control OKC

It’s a clear, spring day. You walk out to enjoy the day, you scan your lawn to see the healthy grass green and vibrant. Except, there’s not much lawn there. Dirt patches litter the area and weeds dot the landscape. Lawn care is just one of the many challenges to being a homeowner. It can possibly be one of the most rewarding, but you need to know what you’re doing. Weed Control OKC is here with some tips on how to thicken your lawn.

Water regularly: This might seem obvious but proper watering is a little trickier than you think. Watering regularly is important to the prevention of bald spots on your lawn and to promoting the health of your lawn. Sprinklers and irrigation systems can make it much easier to water your lawn evenly and efficiently. For irrigation system, set it to water about 1 inch each week. If it’s hotter you may need to apply a little more water.

Lay Grass Seed: If you want to fill in thin spots, you’ll need to lay down more seed. Just remember to lay down seed that’s the same kind of grass as what’s currently on your lawn. Using different grass is noticeable and will make your lawn look patchy. Lay down the seed where you want to thicken the lawn and water generously. Overseeding an area will help it to thicken and get rid of thin spots.

Fertilize: Proper fertilization is key to a healthy lawn. Make sure the fertilizer you use is good for the type of grass the grows on your lawn. Fertilize more heavily in the Spring and Fall and less heavily during summer.

Lawn looking a little down? Call Don’s Pest and Weed Control, weed control OKC, today at 405-733-8111!