The spring is a great time to go outside and enjoy your yard. It’s also a time of year when you have to spend more time working on the yard. As the grass moves into the growing stage, you will be mowing and edging the yard on a regular basis to keep it looking good. It is much easier to enjoy your yard when the grass is freshly cut. One of the most frustrating things to deal with in your yard are weeds that pop up between the times you mow. When weeds start popping up in the lawn – especially soon after you mow – it can make it impossible to enjoy your yard. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to deal with weeds and reclaim your yard.
Eliminate current weeds
The first step is to eliminate current weeds. Sounds easy enough, right? If you have tried to eradicate weeds from your yard in the past, you understand that this process is not as simple as it sounds. The method you use for eliminating current weeds will impact your future success of keeping weeds away. For example, simply mowing down weeds is a temporary solution to the problem. Weeds grow faster than grass which is why you see them pop up before it is time to mow again. In addition, mowing down some weeds can actually spread them throughout the yard and make the problem worse. You need to address the problem of weeds directly in order to truly eliminate them from your yard. One of the most effective ways to do this is with chemical weed treatment. You can purchase supplies and tools to treat the weeds yourself of hire a weed control professional. Once you have eliminated the current weeds in your yard, you can take steps to prevent more in the future.
Protect against future weeds
Keeping weeds out of your yard for the long-run is something that requires consistency. You need to regularly treat your yard with a chemical weed treatment to stay ahead of the weeds. A weed control expert can help you determine the appropriate schedule and provide the treatments you need to protect against future weeds.
Improve the health of your yard
Improving the health of your yard can help protect it against weeds. Weeds can easily take over a lawn that is sparse and unhealthy. However, it is more difficult for weeds to become established in a yard that is full of healthy grass. Working on the health of your grass and soil can make your yard more resistant to weeds.
Seeing weeds pop up in your lawn can be extremely frustrating. Don’t let the presence of weeds prevent you from enjoying your yard! Get in touch with the pros at The Experienced Gardener for help eliminating weeds and keeping them away.