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3 Reasons You Need Crabgrass Control for Your Lawn

3 Reasons You Need Crabgrass Control for Your Lawn

Crabgrass is a robust weed that can damage the health and appearance of your lawn and nearby softscape. Here at Gatsby Grounds Company, we offer pre- and post-emergent weed control services that target crabgrass. Our lawn care specialists are available to serve properties in and around Concord, Leominster, and Lunenburg, MA.

If you're unsure of why you need crabgrass control for your lawn, check out three reasons to enlist this service as soon as possible.

1. Crabgrass reproduces rapidly, so it must be properly handled.

Crabgrass reproduces rapidly. It reproduces via seeds, and a single plant is able to produce up to 700 tillers and 150,000 seeds. Because of its rapid growth capabilities, it needs to be properly handled. Our team prevents crabgrass from germinating in the first place with effective pre-emergent treatments. If crabgrass has already taken root in your lawn, we have post-emergent treatments to apply on your lawn.

While crabgrass grows rapidly in a variety of environments, it performs best under specific conditions. When the soil temperatures reach 55° F for four or more days in a row, its seeds will germinate faster and in greater abundance.

Our team understands crabgrass's growth tendencies and we work to ensure it stays out of your yard.

2. Our lawn care specialists are familiar with industry standards and techniques for controlling crabgrass.

Crabgrass is tricky because of its growth patterns, but it can...

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Common Weeds in Massachusetts

Common Weeds in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts lawns, there's one thing you can count on to show up unwanted—weeds. Unless you have a routine lawn care program set up, you will see these weeds popping up throughout the year, invading your grass and taking away much-needed nutrients. 

Learn about common Massachusetts weeds, why you don't want them in your yards, and how a lawn care program tailored for lawns can help you in Lunenburg, Leominster, Concord, and nearby cities.

Why You Don't Want Weeds in Your Lawn

Spraying weeds with weed killer on a sidewalk in Lunenburg, MA.

Besides the obvious unsightly look, there are several reasons why you don't want weeds growing in your lawn. Weeds grow and spread rapidly, meaning it's very easy for them to overtake your grass and sap away all the nutrients it needs to thrive. They decrease your curb appeal and can also destroy landscaping if left unchecked. 

Common Weeds that Grow in Massachusetts

At Gatsby Grounds Company, we've been caring for Massachusetts lawns for more than 20 years. In that time, we've learned what weeds commonly grow in our area and how to treat them. Some of the common weeds we see when we visit residential and commercial properties include: 

  • Clover: Clover is a broadleaf weed. It's perennial, which means it will come back year after year. Clover grows in lawns and landscape beds. When it blooms, you will see white flowers. The structure of clover allows it to grow well and compete against other weeds. 
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