Weeds Getting Out of Control? Five Steps to Fix It

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Weeds Getting Out of Control? Five Steps to Fix It | The Experienced GardenerWhat are some of the most hated things in history? Folding laundry is one of them. How about hearing nails on the chalkboard? Also pretty infuriating. We could sit here and catalogue all of life’s #FirstWorldProblems, but perhaps none are as infuriating as weeds.

What’s good about weeds? Pretty much nothing. They’re ugly, they grow out of control, and they steal precious soil space and resources from plants you actually want. They stink on ice! And if your weeds are growing wildly, then you need to fix it. Here are five steps to take:

  • Decide Now: Manual or Spray?

There are two primary ways of killing all the weeds – either you spray some weed killer chemicals or you pull them out by hand. There are plenty of effective weed killers on the market, so it really comes down to personal choice. Do you want to personally rip those weeds out?

  • Change Up Your Watering Habits

This may seem strange, but changing when and how much you water can make a big difference for weed problems. If you water too frequently, you’re going to overwhelm the grass and just end up helping weeds instead. Therefore, it’s recommended that you water sparingly. Water deeply, getting down into the soil when you do water; but don’t do it often.

  • Make That Grass Healthier

The better off your grass is, the less weeds you’ll have. When grass is weak, the soil space can be taken over by weeds. And like rude houseguests, they’ll take more than their fair share of nutrients. They’ll essentially bully the grass into submission. But a properly maintained lawn will be better equipped to stand its ground.

  • Always Mow to the Correct Length

Did you know you’re supposed to cut your grass to a specific length? It’s true, and it largely depends on the type of grass you have. But proper mowing helps keep weeds small, and it will lop off the tops of weeds before they can sprout.

  • Hire Professional Lawn Care Services

You may not be wealthy enough for a full-time gardener, but you can still get professional lawn care service at a fraction of the cost. Contact us today, and we can have your lawn weed-free in no time.

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