Grassy Weeds

Grassy Weeds

Do you have weeds in your lawn? Unless you’ve taken the proper steps to remove and prevent them, you probably do. Weeds are a constant and frustrating threat to a healthy lawn. But do you know what kind of weeds you are struggling with? Some of the most common and difficult types of weeds to deal with are grassy weeds.

What Are Grassy Weeds?

Unlike broadleaf weeds — which tend to more closely resemble flowering plants — grassy weeds tend to look more like regular grass. The challenge of separating weeds that look like grass from healthy grass is what makes dealing with grassy weeds so difficult. The most well-known types of grassy weeds include crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), Wild fescue (Festuca pratensis) and quackgrass (Elymus repens).

Grassy Weeds in Central Florida

When it comes to grassy weeds, you can count on Bee Green Pest Control to take care of the many varieties you can expect to encounter in Central Florida, especially:

  • Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis): Digitaria sanguinalis, often called hairy crabgrass or large crabgrass, can become a huge problem for Florida lawns. These annual plants can produce 150,000 seeds per season per plant. If not treated properly, crabgrass will continue to proliferate on your lawn and disrupt its healthy appearance.
  • Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus): Yellow nutsedge can go by many different names, including tiger nut sedge, earth almond and water grass. It is an annual or perennial plant with triangular stems and thin leaves that is the scourge of golf courses and well-irrigated lawns everywhere. A single plant can generate hundreds or even thousands of tubers each season.
  • Goosegrass (Elusine indica): Elusine indica is a specific type of goosegrass sometimes called Indian goosegrass or wiregrass. It is an ugly, invasive weed that plagues lawns and golf courses throughout Florida. Mowing does not deter Indian goosegrass, as it grows very low to the ground.
  • Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata): Orchardgrass is a perennial transplant from North Africa and Eurasia with stems that end in triangular tufts. They are members of the Poaceae family and the bluegrass subfamily.

How Bee Green Pest Control Can Protect Your Lawn in Central Florida from Grassy Weeds

When dealing with crabgrass and other grassy weeds, you need an experienced weed killer with a proven approach. Bee Green Pest Control is locally owned and operated in Riverview, so we’re very familiar with grassy weeds in central Florida. Our combination approach of pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control is perfect for dealing with challenging grassy weeds like crabgrass.

Our strategy combines a post-emergent weed strategy, using selective herbicides that kill your crabgrass while leaving your healthy grass intact, with a pre-emergent weed control strategy, which prevents weeds from spreading and stops new crabgrass from forming.

Our clients consistently enjoy lush, green, healthy lawns after our treatment, and we would love to be able to supply you with this treatment for your Florida lawn. It’s easy to get started. The first step is to have us come by for a free estimate on the cost of your lawn care treatment. Simply visit our website and schedule your free estimate now.