It doesn’t take long for pesky weeds to pop up throughout your yard. If you are not diligent about keeping them out then you could end up with a weed problem that is out of control. There are both proactive and reactive ways of dealing with weeds. The right solution or solutions for your yard depend on the type and severity of your weed problem. But, there are some things that everyone can do to fight weeds that are trying to choke out the grass in your yard.
Keep up with regular maintenance
The best way to prevent your yard from being overrun with weeds is by keeping up with regular maintenance. Some of the regular maintenance tasks that can help with weed prevention and control include watering, aerating, fertilizing, and mowing your lawn. Watering, aerating, and fertilizing your lawn are tasks that will strengthen your grass. Grass that has strong roots and gets the nutrients it needs is less susceptible to developing a weed problem. Mowing your yard is a maintenance task that can also help with weed prevention and control. Allowing your yard to grow too tall can allow weeds the environment they need to grow. Weeds grow faster than grass so when you go without mowing your yard, the weeds will outgrow the grass. If the weeds are allowed to do this they will start to overshadow the grass in your yard. When the grass is overshadowed it will not get the light it needs and start to suffer as a result. Be sure and keep up with these tasks in order to ensure that weeds stay under control.
Spray the weeds with weed killer
There are a number of products that can help you kill off the weeds in your yard. Visit any home improvement store and you will likely find shelves full of chemical weed killing options. If the weeds in your yard are out of control then you will need to do more than buy a handheld spray bottle of weed killer. Instead, you will likely need to buy a much larger amount of the chemical and the necessary equipment to spread the weed killer throughout your yard.
Get regularly scheduled professional maintenance
Another way to effectively deal with the weeds in your yard is to get regularly scheduled professional maintenance. A lawn care company can do all of the major maintenance tasks like aeration, fertilization, and spraying for weeds. They can do everything on a schedule that is optimum for your yard. You can put these major tasks in their hands and be assured that the weeds will not get out of control again.
If the weeds in your yard are out of control the time to start dealing with the problem is now. Be proactive by keeping up with lawn maintenance and getting professional help when necessary.