Every homeowner dreams of a green, lush, weed-free lawn. Maintaining a pristine property can be quite an undertaking, though. Weeds will rapidly take over a healthy lawn if left untreated, so it is best to avoid letting them take root at all. Grass that is well fed and regularly watered and mowed helps create a habitat that will inhibit the growth of weeds. Read on to learn more about how to control weeds in your lawn.
Pull by Hand
Pull large weeds by the root before they can bloom and reseed themselves throughout your lawn. Weed prevention is easier if you pull them at the beginning of their growing process.
Apply a weed-specific granular or liquid herbicide to the weeds on your lawn. Refrain from applying too much, as herbicides can potentially kill your grass, too. Read the information on the package for instructions and to ensure that the product is right for your grass type.
Mowing your grass on a regular basis can help prevent weeds. It is best to leave the grass approximately 2.5 inches high. Cutting grass too high is preferable to cutting too low, as cutting too low scalps it, which makes it more vulnerable to disease and death and leaves room for weeds to take over.
Follow a regular watering schedule. Give your lawn deep waterings in order to allow water to penetrate the soil’s surface and reach the turf’s root system. Try to water your lawn two to three times a week, depending on your area’s rainfall and temperatures.
Fertilizing your lawn regularly is an important part of fighting off weeds. Select a fertilizer designed for your grass type and apply 3 to 4 times a year, regardless of the kind you use.
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