Three Methods For Keeping Your Weeds Under Control This Summer

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Three Methods For Keeping Your Weeds Under Control This Summer | The Experienced GardenerIf you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ve probably gotten used to the phrase “Winter is Coming.” It’s not just about the weather in that show, either – the warning is an important one. But winters here in this part of California aren’t too bad. We don’t even get any snow! So I’m not too worried about winter coming, going or staying.

But when it comes to summer, well, that’s a different story. That’s our most taxing and grueling season here, thanks to the triple-digit temperatures. And guess what? This year is going to be even hotter than the last one. Oh, boy. 

Your lawn is going to need all the help it can get to survive the summer months. And you can greatly improve its chances by getting your weeds under control. Here are three methods for accomplishing that: 

1. Mow regularly, and to the correct length

Correct length? Is there such a thing? Indeed, there is. Different grasses have different optimal lengths that will aid in growing. But beyond that, this also helps curb weeds. But mowing often, you will regularly lop off the heads of growing weeds. That slows their growth. Additionally, you will prevent weeds from outgrowing the lawn and stealing precious sunlight and soil space from the grass.

2. Water deeply but infrequently

You don’t need to water every day or even every other day – in fact, watering sparingly is the best choice. Your lawn doesn’t need that much water, so excess moisture is just going to help weeds. And by watering infrequently, you’ll help the grass grow stronger and more resilient. 

3. Weed killer is very effective

Most folks these days are against pesticides and chemicals, but I’ll level with you: this stuff really works. However, utilizing natural controls is considerably safer. If you do want to resort to chemicals, you’ll find plenty at the local home improvement store. Just try to use the smallest amount possible.

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