How To Get Rid Of Weeds Naturally
Spring is here, which means that beautiful weather, warm sunny days, and weeds aren’t too far behind.
Now is the time to plan ahead for weed control in your lawn this year. We’ll walk you through how to get rid of weeds naturally.
1. Give Your Lawn Proper Care
Weekly mowing can become a chore.
If you do it yourself, it may be tempting to rush through it and get back to the things you actually like to do.
But did you know that weeds are less likely to grow in a well-maintained lawn?
Give your lawn the proper care by sharpening your mower blades regularly, cutting at the proper height, and “grasscycling” the grass clippings by leaving them on the ground to decompose.
The Result: sharply cut (not torn) grass blades; healthier grass that shades weed seeds (and prevents them from growing); and nutrient-rich soil.
2. Water Deeply and Infrequently
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is watering their lawn incorrectly.
Watering deeply and infrequently (once per week, for example) promotes deeper roots and healthier grass.
The Result: lush, dark green, healthy grass that overpowers weeds and denies them nutrients.
3. Aerate Your Lawn
We are big proponents of core aeration for a healthier lawn.
Aeration is the act of pulling soil plugs from your lawn. It loosens the soil and creates pathways for water, oxygen, and nutrients to reach grass roots.
The Result: healthy soil, healthy grass, and less weeds.
4. Mulch Around Plants
High-quality mulch (as opposed to low-quality mulch laced with weed-seeds) will act as a sunlight barrier for weeds in your landscaped areas.
Apply a 2-3 inch thick layer of mulch around your plants, and effectively suffocate weeds.
Add a weed-preventing product like Preen, which will prevent new weed germination.
The Result: a clean, weed-free landscape.
Bonus: Weed seeds blow in the wind, so if your landscapes are free from weeds, they won’t blow weeds into your lawn.
Let Us Help
If you have any questions about getting a healthier lawn this year, contact our professionals.