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Where Do Weeds Seeds Come From?

Every yard is going to have weeds at one time or another. There is just no way to avoid them!

It is truly unique how mobile weed seeds are. Below are some of the reasons you have weeds in your lawn:

  • Already in the soil
  • Bird droppings
  • Shoes and clothing
  • Drainage and water
  • From your neighbor's yard
  • Air-born seeds
  • Pets and other animals
  • And many other reasons

Let's Look At A Couple Of Weed Facts

Did you know that weed seeds can lay dormant in the soil for up to 10 years, and they can germinate when the conditions become favorable? All they need is the right amount of sunlight and moisture.

Although we apply pre-emergent herbicides to halt the germination of weed seeds, unfortunately, some weeds are not affected by our pre-emergent. That means some unique service visits may become necessary. We must apply a post-emergent for these difficult weeds after they have germinated.

One of the best pre-emergents is a thick, green, healthy turf! When your yard is very thick, it will prevent sunlight from reaching the weed seeds in the soil and often prevent weed seed germination.

Sometimes we wait a few extra days to mow your grass, and we start to see weed seeds. When you cut it, what happens to those weed seeds? They spread more weeds! One seed head at the top of one weed stalk can produce hundreds of seeds. Multiply this times the number of those weeds you can see, and pretty soon, your yard is full of weeds!


Best Weed Removal & Control Service In Tennessee

Think you have weeds or do you want to help your yard protect itself against weeds? Jamison Pest and Lawn is the only weed control service provider in the Memphis area who combines pesticide application with mechanical weed control. We remove weeds at their root - getting rid of the problem, not just treating the symptom. With over 77 years of experience, we know how to get the job done right. Call Jamison Pest and Lawn today at (901) 452-1505 and have the beautiful lawn you and your family deserve!