Pulling weeds can feel good and feel very productive the first few times you get out there and get your hands dirty, but it is a chore that gets old rather quickly. The best way to get rid of weeds is to prevent them from taking hold in your lawn and garden. Saves you time, money, and effort if you an limit how many start growing in the first place. There are a few tricks and tips to follow that can help you minimize weeds’ ability to take over your lawn, get started with the following suggestions!
1. Keep your Lawn Healthy
2. Avoid Bringing in Weed Seeds
3. Make the Most of Mulch
4. Keep an Eye out for Problem Areas
5. Proper spacing between Plants
6. Watch where you Water
7. Chemical Treatments
8. Hire a Professional
1. Keep Your Lawn Healthy
The easiest lawn to keep weed-free is a healthy one. Healthy turf has a better chance of not being choked out of weeds and for being capable of reaching the nutrients it needs in the soil to stay strong. Find out what your lawn needs to be strong and healthy by calling us today!
2. Avoid Bringing Weed Seeds Up
There are doubtless many weed seeds sleeping under the topsoil in your lawn, garden, and flower beds areas. The good thing about this is that those seeds can’t get the sunlight they need to start growing. To avoid disturbing those seeds and bringing them up to the topsoil, do your best to not disturb soil where you don’t need to.
Mulch can be very useful in managing and preventing weeds from growing. Mulch covers up the topsoil and doesn’t allow sunlight to reach the soil where you don’t want plants growing. It doesn’t really matter what you use for mulch as long as there is a thick enough layer to eliminate sunlight from helping the weed seeds to germinate.
When you see weeds beginning to grow, take the initiative and get rid of them before they start to take over. Smaller weeds are much easier to pull for the most part so don’t wait for the weeds to grow and get older and stronger. Removing the weed and the whole root is a very important part of weed control to avoid the spread of weed seeds once the plant gets old enough.
It is also wise to do your weeding at the right time. After the soil has been soaked by a nice rain it will be easier to pull those weeds out of your garden or flower bed than if the soil is hard and dry. Using weeding tools tends be most effective when the soil is dryer than when it is wet.
5.Spacing Between Plants
One great way to minimize the amount of weeds that will grow in your garden or flower beds is to space your plants at a proper distance that they will shade the ground between them. By preventing the sunlight from reaching the soil between the plants it reduces the opportunities for weeds to take hold as they need sunlight to grow properly. To use this tip, know what kind of plants do well in your area, how big they typically get, and proper spacing to keep the plants healthy and happy.
6.Watch Where You Water
To reduce the amount of weeds that you see in your lawn and garden it is best to only feed and water plants that you actually want to grow. To avoid watering extra plants and weeds, try using drip hoses around your plants. You can combine this technique and mulching for a double prevention plan against plant invaders. Put the mulch over the drip hoses to hide them and keep your flower beds and gardens looking sharp and well groomed. Doing this will help keep your plants happy and their soil moist while avoiding helping other plants to grow.
If you have an invasive problem and weeds seem to be taking over, it may be wise to look into chemical treatments. There are many options for weed control and prevention in the chemical world but it is best to look for chemicals that will target your specific weed problems. To help keep runoff and the spread of unnecessary chemicals to a minimum, look for organic options that are environmental and pet friendly. To help decide what types of chemical treatments are right for your lawn and garden talk to a local lawn care specialist.
8. Call In The Professionals
One sure fire way to take care of your weed problems is to call in the experts. Your local professionals at Greenfeet Lawncare will be able to help you manage and control any weed problems you are seeing in your yard and garden. You can trust them to do professional work with a stamp of high quality on all their services, call today to find out what they can do for you!
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