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Weed Control

Metro Orlando FL | Kissimmee - Sanford - Leesburg

Weed control by Heron Home & Outdoor - serving Orlando, Florida and surrounding areasWeeds can kill large sections of grass in hurry if not taken care of properly. Heron’s lawn care services go the extra mile to make sure weeds don’t seize control of your beautiful lawn. The key to effective weed control is to kill invasive plants without harming the grass around it. Heron’s weed prevention services not only rid your lawn of ugly weeds, but help ensure healthy lawn growth. The greater Orlando area has a number of species of weeds that are some of the toughest to treat in the nation. Heron’s experienced lawn care technicians are specially trained to identify and treat problem areas without affecting the surrounding areas.

Common weeds in the Orlando area are:

  • Burnweed
  • Crabgrass
  • Chickweed
  • Goosegrass
  • Yellow Woodsorrel
  • Bull Thistle
  • Broadleaf Plantain
  • Dollarweed
  • Spurge

As you can see, weeds in the Central Florida area are plentiful. Since there are so many different type of weeds, preventing them from growing takes a strategic approach. Weather, season, and surround environment all come into play when deciding the correct treatment for each lawn.

Getting Rid of Weeds

This is because there are no available herbicides on the market that will selectively kill those types of weeds without harming the healthy grass that surrounds them. Since these weeds cannot be selectively treated, our recommendation is to use a non-selective herbicide, such as “Round Up”, which will kill the entire area, including the healthy lawn around the areas that are heavy with weeds. Once the entire area is dead from the root up, re­ sodding the area with new St. Augustine/Zoysia grass will be the best next step. If any of these weed varieties are present in your lawn and you hoose not to re-sod with St. Augustine/Zoysia, in time, it the weeds will continue to spread to other areas in your lawn, creating a bigger problem in the future.

If proper cultural practices are not adhered to, it is possible for the weed varieties mentioned above, to regenerate themselves in the same area of the newly laid sod. The best defense against weeds returning is to maintain a thick and vigorously growing St. Augustine/ Zoysia lawn. A great way to discourage weed growth is to mow the area more frequently. This will prevent the weeds from growing too tall and will cause the lawn to grow faster and thicker. You should never let weeds grow higher than the grass blades. Your mower blade level / height should be between 3 ½ to 4 inches for St. Augustine and 2 ½ – 3 inches for Zoysia in areas where any of the aforementioned weed types were or still are present in your lawn. The taller growing St. Augustine and Zoysia grass will eventually shade the invasive weeds, such as Bermuda grass, which thrives best in sunny and dry conditions. Also slightly overwatering the lawn as well should also help lessen weed growth by encouraging the healthy lawn to grow more rapidly and overtake the Bermuda.

Professional Weed Control Services

If you find yourself under attack by weeds or simply want to prevent your lawn from being invaded, contact Heron Lawn & Pest Control. We will take the necessary steps to keep your lawn green and healthy, without using dangerous chemicals. With our expert staff and promising guarantees, you can be sure that you’re receiving the best weed control service in the Orlando area.

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Weed Control Serving Orlando and surrounding counties

Serving satisfied customers in these cities & counties:

Apopka FL | Orlando FL | Oviedo FL | Kissimmee FL | Sanford FL | Leesburg FL

Orange County | Osceola County | Polk County | Seminole County | Volusia County
Flagler County | Lake County | Sumter County | Marion County