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Weed or Seed?

Usually towards the end of May, beginning of June we start to see these seed heads, or little Christmas trees develop in our lawns. We get a lot of calls or emails asking what these are and can we treat them? The short answer is no. These “weeds” in your lawn are actually the grass producing a seed head. It’s a natural cycle that all plants go through and it is actually a good sign that your lawn is healthy and trying to reproduce.

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What can be done about them? Not much, regular mowing will make it less noticeable and eventually the plant will stop. We would also recommend returning the clippings during this time because those seeds are packed full of nutrients which will decompose and be reabsorbed by the plant.

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