Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Learn How To Control Weeds So They Don't Ruin Your Lawn

Juanita Douglas

Weeds don't have to be a problem in your lawn when, you know how to control them. Weeds can make your lawn look unattractive, and, once they start, they can spread pretty fast. The best way to keep weeds under control is to start early, so they don't erupt, mature, and spread their seeds. Here are some weed control tips that might help.

Pull Out Weeds By Hand

If you have a moderate amount of weeds scattered around your yard, pulling them out by hand could be the best way to get rid of them. Do this, when the soil is moist, and be sure to pull gently or use a digger so the roots come up too. Keep watch for weeds, so you can pull them up before they go to seed. After you've pulled out the weeds, cover the area with compost and grass seed, so the weeds won't grow back.

Improve The Health Of Your Grass

If you have more weeds than grass, then you probably need to make your grass healthier so it can flourish and crowd out the weeds. Making your grass healthier might involve adding fertilizer, watering the right amount and frequency, and mowing to the correct height. When you have a lush lawn full of thick and strong grass, weeds won't be such a threat.

Keep Bare Areas Covered

If your lawn develops bare areas, cover them with sod or compost and seeds or weeds will probably grow. Your soil is probably full of weed seeds just waiting on the perfect conditions to sprout and grow. Keeping the ground covered limits their ability to grow, so using mulch or landscape fabric in your plant beds or around trees can be helpful, for weed control.

Use Herbicides

You can apply herbicides to your lawn in different ways. It's good to know the type of weeds you're dealing with, because you can buy herbicides for specific weed families that only kill the weeds without harming your grass. You can also buy herbicides that kill anything they contact, including grass. If your yard is overrun with weeds, you may want to apply herbicide to your entire lawn, as long as you use the kind that doesn't harm grass. You can also buy weed killer to apply directly on individual weeds, such as dandelions, so you don't have to spray your entire yard. You can hire a lawn care company that provides weed control services to apply the herbicides needed to make your lawn healthy without harming it.

By putting your yard on a regular fertilization and watering schedule, mowing properly, and using herbicides when needed, you can grow a lush lawn and keep weeds under control. If you don't have a lot of time to care for your lawn yourself, a weed control service can get your lawn back on track, so it's easier for you to maintain.


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Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.