Many homeowners have fought diligently to reach the goal of a weed-free yard only to give up in defeat. Is it really possible to have a weed-free yard or is that an unrealistic goal? There is good news - a weed-free yard is within the realm of possibility. The path to getting this type of yard requires consistent effort and usually involves the help of a professional.
Build a strong lawn
One of the most important elements of getting a weed-free yard is to build up the strength of your lawn. Strong and healthy grass is a great defense against weeds. Weeds cannot easily move in and take over a lawn that is well established. On the other hand, a yard with sparse and weak grass is extremely vulnerable to the threat of weeds. If your goal is to have a yard with no weeds then focus some effort on building the strength of your grass.
Kill off all weeds
In order to get and maintain a weed-free yard you need to kill off any weeds that are currently present. Weeds are well known for their ability to spread and grow quickly. Any weeds that you allow to remain in your yard will eventually lead to the growth of more weeds.
Schedule regular chemical lawn treatment
Chemical weed control can kill off any weeds currently in your yard and prevent them from coming back. If you are consisted with chemical weed treatment you can create a constant barrier against growth. It is possible to do this on your own but many homeowners have trouble staying 100% consistent with timing. If you work with a lawn care professional you can schedule the timing of your weed control treatments so there is never a gap to allow new growth.
Be selective about who works on your lawn
There are plenty of options for lawn care help but the quality of the services you receive can vary significantly. Being selective about the company you choose to work on your yard can impact whether or not you can maintain a weed-free lawn. For example, if you hire someone to mow your lawn and they do not clean their tools properly they can spread weeds from another lawn to yours. Check out the experience and reputation of any lawn care company you consider hiring.
It takes time and effort to transform a yard full of weeds to one that is weed-free. But, if you are willing to put in the time and effort you can get the yard of your dreams. The Experienced Gardener can help you in this process by providing chemical weed control on a schedule created for the unique needs of your lawn. Visit our website today to set up an estimate.