Did you know the average American is outside working on their lawns and gardens for 70 hours out of the year? That’s over an hour every week just keeping things maintained. Part of that maintenance revolves around the war on weeds.
Weeds are ugly, they spread quickly, never give up, and suffocate surrounding plants. Homeowners are always trying to figure how to get rid of a lawn full of weeds–for good. Consider your search over, we have the tips you need to get rid of them once and for all.
This is Weed Eradication 101, your guide to a healthy lawn.
How to Get Rid of a Lawn full of Weeds Permanently
First, before we start throwing down every weed-killer and substance onto our lawns, let’s cover some basics. Weeds are a generalized term for plants. They might be completely harmless, but if they’re ugly and spread like grass, they’re a weed.
Taking a blanketed approach or a “magic bullet” product and going to town on your yard is risky. You don’t know how surrounding plants will react. Most weed-killing sprays are made to protect grass only.
In order to target weeds and keep them from thriving is to make conditions as unwelcoming as possible. This starts with not over-mowing grass, monitoring soil health, and regular watering.
Steps to Success
The first step is to know thy enemy. Which type of weed is it exactly? If you do plan on using weed herbicides, you should go for family-specific types like crabgrass, dandelion, and etc.
Put down pre-emergent products everywhere that you don’t have weeds. There’s nothing worse than treating a lawn for weeds, only to have them pop up in another corner of the yard.
Check the soil condition of your yard. Make sure it is moist, loose, and has plenty of nutrients. You should check the pH levels at least once a year an perform a mow and fertilization treatment before temperatures dip at the end of the year.
When the cold air moves out, begin your cycle of pre-emergent weed defense. As your lawn grows, try to avoid falling behind on mowing. Frequent mows taking off only one-third at a time are ideal.
When you over-mow, grass can be in a vulnerable state and create conditions for weeds to take root.
Professional Weed Maintenance
If you’ve already done the above and either have failed or don’t have the time to fight weeds, that’s okay. If you’re afraid of ruining your lawn with an improper application of weed-killers, you should consider hiring a pro.
We know how to get rid of a lawn full of weeds without any risks involved. Years of experience working with all the native plant species in Palm Beach area.
Get rid of that ugly blight on your home’s landscaping. You can contact us today and set an appointment to get a personalized solution for your home. This includes immediate extraction and future upkeep for both residential and commercial lawns.
At East Coast Sprayers, we know the importance of keeping plants healthy and lawns manicured.