The Weeds In My Yard Are Out of Control - What Is My Next Step?

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

The Weeds In My Yard Are Out of Control - What Is My Next Step? The Experienced GardenerDo you have a friend who refuses to take care of their lawn? I think we all know someone like this. You show up to their home, and the grass is deader than disco. It probably makes Gov. Jerry Brown happy, but nobody likes to have the one house on the block with an ugly lawn.

But do you know what’s even worse than a dead lawn? One overrun with weeds. Because weeds will not only grow faster than your grass, they’ll grow taller and muscle the blades out of precious soil space. As the weeds grow stronger, the grass gets weaker, and eventually your lawn will look like this. Not ideal.

So how do we take back control? Let’s talk about it.

  • First things first: mow the lawn!

Few things are as beneficial to lawn care as regular mowing, and no, your mom/wife didn’t send me to remind you to mow the lawn, fellas. In truth, there are various types of grass, and each has its own specific ideal length. When you mow the lawn to the appropriate height, you help keep it strong and healthy. Additionally, you will regularly lop the heads off of weed buds, stunting their growth in a devastating way.

  • A healthy lawn can fight back

Weeds aren’t a new problem, and grass can definitely help in the battle – but only if it’s strong. A healthy lawn will be more robust, with stronger roots; which means it can push back against encroaching weeds. And when your grass is a nice length, it casts a shadow over growing weeds, blocking them from sunlight.

  • Consider weed killer

Most people don’t care for pesticides and chemicals these days, and I don’t blame them – nobody likes poison. But weed killer is still one of our most effective tools against weeds, and it’s available at any home improvement or big box store. We use weed killer ourselves, so we aren’t against its use: but take precautions.

  • Weed control is something we specialize in

And if you don’t have the time, patience or inclination to deal with this alone, we can help! We’ve been providing lawn care services in the San Joaquin Valley for years, to clients of all backgrounds and lawn sizes. Want to learn more about what we can do for you? Just contact us today.

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