Stop Those Weeds: 7 Ways to Control Weeds in Your Lawn
If your goal is to compete with the most beautiful, luscious lawns in your neighborhood this summer, you will need to find effective weed control methods. Getting rid of all the unwanted plants that are trying to invade your lawn might seem like a difficult task, but you will certainly be proud of the result you achieve.
These few tips will help you control weeds in your lawn all summer long.
🌱 1. Don’t disturb the soil unless you have to
Weed seeds can hide under the soil, where they can stay for years, waiting for a chance to bloom. Digging and tilling the soil can bring these seeds to the surface, and you don’t want that to happen.
Don’t disturb the soil of your lawn unless you have to, as this is the best way to prevent weeds from growing in your lawn in the first place.
🌱 2. Maintain a thick and healthy lawn
Maintaining a thick and healthy lawn is a simple weed control technique. Weeds mostly grow in open areas where grass is rare, so do whatever you can to grow a thick green lawn.
Use fertilizers to help your grass grow and stay healthy, and reseed your lawn in the fall to ensure it will look even better next summer.
🌱 3. Pull weeds as they grow
Keep an eye out for any weed that grows, and pull it out with your hands. This can take some time, especially if many weeds are growing, but it should give you satisfying results.
If pulling them by hand is difficult, you can use some garden tools to dig up larger weeds or to sever their roots before pulling them out one by one.
🌱 4. Identify the weeds that are growing in your lawn
If there are simply too many weeds growing all over your lawn, you might want to use weed control herbicide. However, before you head out to the store to purchase the first herbicide you see, you should identify the weeds that are growing in your lawn.
Pull a few weed specimens from your lawn, and go online to try to identify them. This will help you choose the right type of herbicide.
🌱 5. Find the right herbicide
Chemical or organic herbicides can be selective or nonselective. Selective herbicides are designed to kill a specific species of weeds, while nonselective products will kill any plant they come in contact with and should be used carefully.
Some herbicides will prevent weeds from growing, while others will kill them while they are growing. Take a moment to select the right herbicide for your situation.
🌱 6. Apply your herbicide
Once you have chosen the right type of herbicide for your needs, read the directions on the label, and apply it to your lawn. Be sure to wear protective gear, so no herbicide will get on your hands or in your eyes.
Follow the directions to spray some herbicide on weeds, and in areas where weed is generally growing. There is no need to completely soak up the soil with herbicide, as this will not help you keep your lawn healthy.
🌱 7. Call a lawn care expert
If you don’t want to use herbicide on your own, or if you are simply not able to solve your weed issue, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a lawn care expert in your area.
They will be able to provide you with efficient weed control services, but also to advise you on how you can maintain a beautiful, thick and healthy lawn with the right products and techniques.