Lawn Weeds & Weed Allergy Seasons

Here's how you can control the weed culprits in your yard that can trigger allergy symptoms.

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 could also make you feel lousy? Some of the offenders include dandelions, ragweed, lambsquarters, plantain, 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 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.

How to Treat the Weeds in Your Lawn

If you have lots of allergy-causing weeds in your lawn, apply Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed. Or, try Scotts® Turf Builder® Triple Action, or Scotts® Turf Builder® Southern Triple Action if you live in the southeast. But if you only see a few here and there, spot-treat them while they are small before they can become a big problem.

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:

Midwest: May-October

West: April-November

South: April-October

Northeast: May-September

For more tips on killing and preventing allergy-causing weeds and more, check out our video with Scotts turfgrass scientist, Phil Dwyer.

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