You already know that lawn weeds are ugly, nasty, and thoroughly unpleasant. But did you know they can also make you feel lousy? Airborne weed pollen can trigger allergy symptoms. Some of the offenders include dandelions, ragweed, lambsquarters, plantain, and pigweed.
While you can't control all the pollen and seeds in the air, you can control the weeds in your yard. 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 proper height for your grass type, which in most cases is one of the 2 highest settings on your mower. This will deprive weeds' seeds of their sunlight and keep them from sprouting.
If you have lots of weeds in your lawn, apply Ortho® Weed B Gon® Weed Killer for Lawns Concentrate using the Ortho® Dial N Spray® Hose End Sprayer. But if you only see a few here and there, spot-treat them with Ortho® Weed B Gon® Weed Killer for Lawns Ready-To-Use.
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.