Lawn Weeds and Allergies

Lawn weeds can make you feel lousy.

Lawn Weeds and Allergies: Yes, There's a Connection

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.

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 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.

How to Treat the Weeds in Your Lawn

If you have lots of weeds in your lawn, apply Ortho® WeedClear™ Lawn Weed Killer 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® WeedClear™ Lawn Weed Killer Ready-to-Use.

How to Treat Weeds Outside Your Lawn

Kill any weeds that have popped up in your patio or mulched beds using Ortho® GroundClear® Super Weed & Grass Killer. It gets rid of weeds fast—and for good—by reaching them at their roots.

Allergy Season in Your Area

If you suffer from allergies, you probably know when they kick in. But just in case you think your sniffles are random, here are the prime allergy seasons for regions around the country:

Midwest: May-October

West: April-November

South: April-October

Northeast: May-September