Fall Weed Control Tips for a Healthy and Beautiful Lawn

White, puffy dandelion that's grown in a lawn.

Keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful is a year-round job. The lawn care tasks that you will need to focus on change from season to season. Here in South Carolina, weed control is a fall lawn care step that you shouldn’t skip. Fall weed control can mean the difference between having a lawn full of weeds in the spring and summer or having a lush and healthy lawn. Here are a few fall weed control tips to ensure your lawn stays weed-free throughout the fall and winter.

Stop the Second Bloom with Broadleaf Weed Control

Here in South Carolina, the fall brings with it the second bloom of broadleaf weeds. Though these opportunistic weeds come in many different shapes and sizes, they all share a few common traits. When identifying the fall broadleaf weeds affecting your South Carolina lawn, pay close attention to the leaves. Broadleaf weeds are characterized by thick, broad leaves (go figure) with a main, central vein and a net-like array of smaller veins.

Common Fall Broadleaf Weeds in South Carolina

  • Plantain
  • Clover
  • Henbit
  • Thistle
  • Dandelion
  • Chicory

The best way to combat broadleaf weeds is with a post-emergent broadleaf weed control service this fall. Put a stop to these nutrient thieves so your turf has access to all the nutrients it needs this fall. Fall broadleaf weed control is the best way to ensure your lawn stays healthy this fall and winter, making your spring lawn care that much easier.

Get a Head Start With Pre-Emergent Weed Control

At the end of the fall, the weeds that remain in your lawn will go to seed. They’ll drop their seeds in your lawn to overwinter there until next spring. When the temperatures start to rise, the overwintering seeds will start growing. Before you know it, you’ll have a lawn full of weeds. You can eliminate this next generation of weeds with a fall application of pre-emergent weed control.

A pre-emergent weed control spray stops the seeds before they sprout. This service will create a barrier over the seeds, making it so they can’t sprout. This is an excellent service to do in the late fall and early spring, eliminating the threat of these weed seeds before they become active. With fewer seeds in the early spring, your grass will have a better opportunity to green-up and stay healthy throughout the year.

Get Professional Weed Control From Coastal Turf

With these fall weed control tips, you’ll be able to safeguard your lawn against the threat of opportunistic weeds this fall and winter. However, the best way to get control over the weeds in your lawn is to call in the professionals. Here at Coastal Turf, we have the weed control and lawn care services to give your lawn the best shot at success throughout the year. Call us today at 843-875-5000 or request a free quote.

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