Broadleaf Weed Control and Pre-Emergent Services in Southeastern Massachusetts

Southeastern Massachusetts
Broadleaf Weed Control & Pre-Emergent Services

Maintaining a lush, verdant lawn is no easy feat. It requires a delicate balance of watering, mowing, and fertilization, all while battling pests and the ever-changing whims of Mother Nature. Not to mention the weeds! Both broadleaf and grassy weeds are problems for lawns across Southeastern Massachusetts.

Lawn Squad can help.  We specialize in lawn care services tailored to cool-season grasses such as fescue and bluegrass. Our effective South Shore weed control services have long helped beautiful lawns grow strong and healthy throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. From South Shore to Dartmouth to Fairhaven and beyond, Lawn Squad is here to help.

What are the different kinds of weeds?

Broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds are distinct types of unwanted plants that can invade lawns. Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, clover, and plantain, have wider leaves with net-like veins and often produce flowers. They are typically easier to spot due to their broad, flat appearance. Grassy weeds, like crabgrass and dallisgrass, resemble grass with narrow, blade-like leaves and parallel veins. They blend in more easily with lawn grasses and can be harder to identify and control. Each kind requires a different approach for effective control.

How can I prevent weeds and crabgrass in my Southeastern Massachusetts lawn?

The best way to control broadleaf weeds and approach crabgrass control is to do what you can to prevent them from growing in the first place. After all, offense is the best defense. A dense lawn with a resilient root system is well-defended against unsightly weeds. There are a few key practices that will help your lawn grow to look its best.

  • Mow your lawn at the recommended height to promote dense growth that crowds out weeds.
  • Water deeply but infrequently (that is, weekly rather than daily) to encourage deep root growth, which helps your grass outcompete weeds.
  • Use a balanced fertilizer tailored to cool-season grasses. Proper nutrition strengthens your lawn, making it more resistant to weed invasion.

Employing Lawn Squad's pre-emergent applications for Southeastern Massachusetts lawns, as well as other range of high quality lawn care services, is a surefire way to give your lawn a head start towards defending itself from weeds.

How can I control crabgrass in my Southeastern Massachusetts lawn?

Once crabgrass begins to grow, it can take over your lawn quickly. Part of what makes it so problematic is its prolific production of seeds, reaching up to 150,000 seeds for a single plant. It's also highly adaptable and can grow at different mowing heights as well as in dry, hot climates. Crabgrass requires mild temperatures in order to germinate, which it does once the surface soil temperature has reached 55°F for a few consecutive days. Then, it will continue growing past late summer, when frost kills the plants.

For effective crabgrass control, make use of our a pre-emergent services in early spring before the seeds germinate. This will prevent seeds from sprouting, which will help reduce the growth of crabgrass in your lawn. If crabgrass does appear, use a post-emergent herbicide specifically designed to target this weed without harming your fescue or bluegrass.

How can I control broadleaf weeds in my Southeastern Massachusetts lawn?

Broadleaf weeds are easily identifiable as weeds. Whereas grassy weeds like crabgrass can blend in with your turf, broadleaf weeds tend to stand out due to their broad, flat leaves and prominent veins. In Southeastern Massachusetts, some common species found in lawns include dandelions, white clover, plantain, and speedwells. Each of these species, as well as any other type of broadleaf weed you are likely to discover in your lawn, is problematic because they compete with your grass for nutrients. They're capable of rapid growth and seed production and thrive best in lawns with weak spots or improper maintenance.

One of the best ways to handle the growth of broadleaf weeds is a broadleaf weed control/post emergent herbicide application. These are specifically designed to target these weeds without harming your fescue or bluegrass and can be applied multiple times if you do happen to spot broadleaf weeds.

What is a pre-emergent herbicide?

pre-emergent herbicide is a type of weed control product designed to prevent weed seeds from germinating and taking root in your lawn - that is before weeds can emerge. Though there is no true perfect date for applying the product, the best time is usually in early spring. When pre-emergent services are utilized for a lawn, it inhibits seed growth. Lawn Squad offers excellent pre-emergent application services throughout the early months of the growing season. By applying pre-emergent herbicides at the optimal time, Lawn Squad helps you get ahead of weed growth, making a significant difference in the overall health and appearance of your lawn.

How effective are crabgrass control and broadleaf weed controls?

Crabgrass control and broadleaf weed controls are highly effective when applied correctly and at the appropriate times. Pre-emergent services help prevent weeds from germinating, while post-emergent treatments target any that have already established themselves in the lawn. For crabgrass control, early spring applications are ideal, stopping the weed before it can sprout. Broadleaf weed controls, on the other hand, can be applied throughout the growing season to manage persistent invaders like dandelions and clover. When combined with consistent lawn care practices such as proper mowing, watering, and fertilization, these South Shore weed controls significantly reduce the presence of unwanted plants in your yard.

When should weed controls be applied?

Timing can make a big impact on your lawn's health and appearance. Applying weed controls at the right time ensures maximum effectiveness. In early spring, applying pre-emergent herbicides prevents crabgrass and other annual weeds from germinating. During late spring to early summer, broadleaf weed controls target weeds such as clover, dandelions, and plantain that may have escaped the pre-emergent treatments. In the fall, late-season applications of South Shore weed controls help eliminate perennial weeds and prepare your lawn for the winter. Understanding the optimal timing for these applications ensures your lawn remains healthy and weed-free throughout the year.

How often should I apply weed control treatments to maintain a healthy lawn?

To maintain a healthy lawn, weed control treatments should be applied regularly throughout the growing season. Early spring is the ideal time for pre-emergent applications to prevent weeds like crabgrass from germinating. Follow up with post-emergent treatments in late spring to early summer to target any other weeds, such as clover and dandelions, that have emerged. Additional applications may be necessary in late summer to control persistent weeds and in the fall to prepare your lawn for the winter and the next growing season. Consistent lawn care practices, including proper mowing, watering, and fertilization, should accompany these treatments to ensure your lawn remains lush and healthy throughout the season.

What can I expect from Lawn Squad's weed control services?

With Lawn Squad's weed control services, you can expect a thorough and well-balanced approach to maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn. Our team begins with an assessment of your lawn to identify specific problems and tailor a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. We use top-quality pre-emergent applications in early spring to prevent germination from occurring. For extra measure, we apply targeted post-emergent treatments throughout the growing season.

Our weed control services are not the only reason our Southeastern Massachusetts customers trust us to help maintain stunning grass lawns. We also provide fertilization, aeration, and pest control solutions, all of which help build up your lawn's strength, which also makes it resistant to weed takeovers. With Lawn Squad, you can expect professional, reliable, and effective weed control solutions that keep your lawn looking its best.


South Shore Weed Control Services

One of the best parts about the warm spring and summer months here in Southeastern Massachusetts is the chance to lay a blanket down on a soft grassy area and enjoy the sunshine. Weeds can make this a lot less pleasant, and DIY weed control can be time-consuming. Lawn Squad can help make your lawn the ideal summer hangout. Get started with a free quote today!


Ready to transform your lawn into the envy of the neighborhood? Lawn Squad of Southeastern Massachusetts is here to help you do just that with professional lawn fertilization and weed control services. Our team is committed to providing tailored care that aligns with your lawn's specific needs. Start the journey toward a lawn you'll love today.