Weed Of The Month -- Fireweed
Fireweed is a weed that pops up in lawns every spring (April – June) and seems to be increasing over the last few years in North Alabama. Fireweed is more difficult to control that broadleaf and grassy weeds. The roots of the Fireweed plant do not stretch down into the soil. Instead, the plant grows exclusively in the thatch layer. Because pre-emergent herbicides work in the soil, they are ineffective against Fireweed and other thatch-based weeds. Fireweed spreads through seeds carried from lawn to lawn by wind, rain, shared mowers, etc. Even if you didn't see any Fireweed in your entire neighborhood last season, if the wind blew just right, you may have a healthy harvest this year. If you have fireweed in your lawn call TDI for a free service call to have your technician come and resolve the weeds.
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