2018 Top 10 Worst Cities For Weeds, Lawn Disease

In honor of National Lawn Care Month, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has forecast the cities that will be most affected by lawn threats this spring and summer.

It’s National Lawn Care Month, and with that in mind, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has announced the 10 U.S. cities that are expected to be most impacted by weed growth and disease this spring and summer.

A properly managed lawn is the best defense for these weeds and diseases, according to NALP.

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“Healthy lawns are essential for families, communities, and the environment,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, NALP. “Weeds and diseases have the potential to destroy backyards, sports fields, and much-enjoyed public spaces. National Lawn Care Month brings awareness to the specific issues that may affect your region, and serves as a reminder on the importance of working with a lawn care professional to prevent weeds from damaging your property. Even if your region has been spared from what are anticipated to be the ‘worst cities,’ many other communities can expect significant problems, emphasizing the importance of vigilance for lawn care as the weather warms across the country.”

NALP’s top 10 ranking was created by evaluating comprehensive national data on consumer concerns about common weeds and lawn diseases between the months of April and August reported to lawn care professionals. That data was then compared to forecasting information from the National Weather Service, and matched with information from NALP experts on climate conditions that impact weed growth.

The top 10 U.S. cities anticipated to be the worst for weeds this upcoming season are:

  1. Atlanta, Georgia
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. Cleveland, Ohio
  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Detroit, Michigan
  7. Wichita, Kansas
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Read more about why these cities were selected and the lawn issues anticipated to impact these locations.

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