Lawn Weeds Could Affect Your Family's Health
You already know that lawn weeds are ugly, nasty, and thoroughly unpleasant. But did you know they can also make you feel lousy? According to the Weed Science Society of America, seeds and spores from common lawn weeds can wreak havoc with allergy and asthma sufferers*. Some of the worst offenders include dandelions, clover, ragweed, thistle, aster, lambsquarters, and pigweed.
How to Keep Problem Weeds from Taking Over
While you can't control all the pollen and seeds in the air, you can control the weed culprits in your yard that can trigger allergy symptoms. Start by helping your grass grow thick and strong by feeding it regularly. Thick grass also traps dust, dirt, and extra pollen floating by. Also, mow your lawn at the highest setting for your grass type. This will deprive weeds' seeds of their sunlight and keep them from sprouting.
Allergy Season in Your Area
If you suffer from allergies, you probably know when they kick in. But in case you think you just get random sniffles, here are the prime allergy seasons for regions around the country.