Why pre-emergent is the best way to prevent weeds

The snow is gone and now is the time to start thinking about the most important step in keeping your lawn free of weeds: the pre-emergent application. Pre-emergent is a product that prevents weeds from starting, mainly crabgrass, spurge and oxalis. But why so early? Along the Wasatch Front crabgrass germinates from mid-April to late May,…

7 tips to get your yard ready for spring

Preparing Preparing our lawns for early spring green up should really start in late fall to early winter. A winterizer application should have been made anytime after about the second week in October.  This allows the roots to take in the nutrients and store them for the following spring. As the snow melts and the…

Weedless Wednesday: Black Medic

Black medic is a common weed found in most lawns and gardens, but is often mistaken for clover. Black medic is a low-growing weed that grows between 4 inches to 2 feet long. The leaves can have a similar look to that of clover, but are not as rounded as a clover leaf. They are…

Weedless Wednesday: Common Groundsel

Today’s weed is a fairly common weed in your lawn, but many people are not familiar with its name. Groundsel — a winter annual — is found is several places, including lawns, gardens, pastures and planter boxes. Common groundsel seeds germinate in mid-spring and in autumn, flowering 5-6 weeks after seedlings emerge. Approximately 5-11 days…

Weedless Wednesday: Crabgrass

Crabgrass is one of the most common weeds in our lawns. A cousin to corn, this grassy weed grows quickly and can take over if left untreated. It is a low-growing, summer annual that spreads by seed and from rootings of nodes that lie on the soil. In summer, with the warm days, it can…