All Season Weed Control Tips
One of the main challenges that come with maintaining your landscaping is tackling weeds that can sprout up and overtake the yard.
Even after ripping them out of the ground, they can start to grow only a few weeks later.
Weed Control Tips
As a homeowner, there are a few important weed control tips to follow each season to ensure you can win the battle and are no longer the underdog.
Mulch the Yard
Mulching the yard is one of the best steps to take to prevent weeds from having any access to light while also allowing the soil to remain moist and cool.
Weeds require warm soil to thrive, which makes it necessary to keep it cool with mulching.
Applying a thick layer of mulch also prevents any seeds from existing weeds from reaching the soil in your yard.
Thick mulch is known to work the best and can prevent even the strongest weeds from growing.
Opt for using organic mulch, which helps insects like crickets and carabid beetles thrive and will allow them to kill different weed seeds that are present to ensure they do all of the hard work for you.
Avoid Watering the Weeds
Many people make the mistake of inadvertently watering the weeds as they water other flowers and plants that are present.
It's crucial to deprive your weeds of water, making it necessary to install soaker hoses that sit under the mulch.
Once you stop watering the weeds, it'll prevent weed germination by up to 70%, making them easier to manage.
Watering deeper will also strengthen the roots of your grass, to ensure it's able to compete with any of the weeds.
Get into the habit of feeding your lawn on average every 6 - 8 weeks throughout the growing season, and use a lawn product with quality ingredients.
Frequent application of the product will make your lawn a lot thicker and denser, where weeds are less likely to thrive.
Aerating and dethatching the lawn are also proven methods to improve the health of the grass.
Following the right all-season weed control tips can enhance the quality of your yard and allow you to save time trying to tackle unruly weeds that are prone to kill your plants.
When you need help with controlling the weeds in your landscaping, give us a call. Our experienced technicians will ensure your property stays weed free.