Broadleaf weed control is the process of removing or killing broadleaf weeds, a type of weed that has wide leaves as opposed to grassy ones. Fall is the best time to do this because the weather is cooler, and the weeds are more vulnerable as they’re not actively growing. While broadleaf weed control can be done at any time during the year, ArborLawn is sharing three of the reasons you should take care of them during this new season.

Fall Broadleaf Weed Control- Why it's Best Done Now

1. Germination Happens in Cooler Weather

Broadleaf weeds, like dandelions, henbit, and chickweed, germinate best when the weather is cooler and the soil is moist. Fall is the most ideal time for their seedlings to germinate and then prepare to hunker underground during the winter. Weed control and treatment prevent these seedlings from germinating or even taking to the soil before the winter.

2. Fall Treatment Controls Spring Spread

Because fall weed control prevents germination, seedlings and weeds have a hard time popping back up in the spring. By taking a preventative approach, you can better control the weeds in your lawn while allowing your grass to flourish. Furthermore, with fewer weeds to worry about in the spring, you give your lawn the best chance to come out of the winter bright and green.

3. Current Treatment Won’t Hurt Established Grass or Plants

By the time fall rolls around, your landscape and grass are well-established with deep and robust root systems. This means they’ll be able to stand up to any weed control, and you won’t have to wait for new growth before you can start treatments. No matter how ArborLawn treats for weeds, you can rest assured knowing your existing landscape won’t be affected.

Start Your Fall Weed Control Today

Don’t let broadleaf weeds control your landscape this fall. Instead, call ArborLawn and request your fall weed control treatment today! We proudly serve residents throughout Lansing, MI, helping them maintain healthy, beautiful lawns all year long. So, contact us today at (517) 882-1941 about our fall lawn care, aeration, and grub control.