Making Sure Your Weeds Don't Get Out of Control

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Making Sure Your Weeds Don't Get Out of Control | The Experienced GardenerWeeds are annoying on many levels. For starters, they grow so much faster than grass, which isn’t fair; because we actually want the grass. They also grow so tall – have you ever missed a weed for an extended period? It will almost look like a real plant instead of a weed.

And if we don’t pay attention to the weed growth in our yards, it’s very easy for them to grow out of control. They’ll grow up, they’ll grow out, they’ll grow between cracks in your pavement – they’ll basically grow anywhere there’s a little bit of a dirt and a little bit of sun.

Here’s how to keep that growth in check in your own yard:

  • Pull them out early

The smaller the weeds are when you pull them out, the better. These things will grow much faster than your grass, and they’ll quickly overtake it. The weeds will grow taller than the grass and overshadow it, as well as steal precious soil space and resources from it. Avoid those problems by getting weeds early.

  • Mow the lawn regularly

And mow it to the appropriate length – yep, there’s an appropriate length for your lawn, and it differs by grass type. Mowing regularly looks great, but that’s not why we’re recommending it. When you mow the lawn to the proper length, the grass grows stronger – and strong grass leaves less soil space for weeds. Additionally, you’ll lop off the buds at the top of the weeds, which stunts their growth.

  • Consider using weed killer

The fastest, easiest and most effective way to get rid of weeds is through the use of chemical weed killer. And you can get weed killer at virtually any home improvement/gardening store, or even Walmart/Target. Some folks resist the use of chemicals, but if used correctly, these products are safe. And if you’re hesitant to use them yourself, we’re always available for weed control services.

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