It's disheartening to gaze on your neighbor's lush lawn when your lawn is scattered with bare patches and weeds. Controlling weeds isn't too difficult as long as you are persistent and keep working at it. You can take the easier way and let a lawn service nurse your lawn back to health, but if you want to take a DIY approach, you may want to try these tips.
Focus On Growing Healthy Grass
If you can get healthy grass growing in your yard, it might crowd out the weeds or at least reduce them. To keep your grass healthy, you want to cut it to the recommended height for the type of grass in your yard. Also, don't go too long between cuttings. Fertilize the grass in the spring before the growing season begins and be sure to water the grass frequently when you don't get much rain. As your grass begins to thrive and spread over your lawn, it will dominate the weeds and in that way be an effective form of weed control.
Get Rid Of Stray Weeds
Another way to stop weeds from taking over is to buy a small spray bottle of weed killer to use on individual weed clumps when you see them pop up in your yard. Buy a weed killer that doesn't harm grass but is effective on the weeds you're trying to kill. For instance, if you have a problem with dandelions, use a broadleaf herbicide because this weed killer only kills broadleaf weeds and it won't hurt your grass.
Every time you see a dandelion, spritz it with the spray and soon your yard will be free of them. Another way to get rid of occasional leaves, although it is more labor-intensive, is to pull them out by the roots when you see them. This is difficult to do with dandelions, but weeds like crabgrass that have shallow roots are easier to pull out.
Get Rid Of Large Weed Patches
To get rid of large patches of weed growth you can use a general weed killer that you spray on with a pressurized tank sprayer or spread around with a granule spreader. Some of these products kill a variety of weeds, but at the same time, they provide nourishment for your grass to help it grow. These are known as weed and feed products. When you use any type of weed killer on your lawn, especially one that kills a variety of plants, be sure to read the label carefully. You want to use the product safely and effectively, but you also want to choose a product that is safe for the type of grass you have. Otherwise, you may end up killing your grass along with the weeds.
To learn more, contact a weed control company like Accu Cut Lawn Services.Share
14 March 2018
When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!