Weeds, Weeds, Weeds

August 22, 2013 | Fertilizing Tips, posted by Sasha

dandelion weed

Pesky weeds. They’re the headache of every lawn keeper. Is it really possible to keep a perpetually weed free lawn? Weeds give off thousands of seeds every season (think of a dandelion); how are we supposed to keep up with that?

Fortunately, keeping up with weeds and staying ahead of them is doable, and it’s actually not too hard. It’s all about know how, because a well maintained lawn that is healthy and vigorously alive will naturally rule out any possibility of weeds growing. Here are a few tips for getting rid of weeds and keeping them out:

  • Don’t fertilize too much. Follow the application rates that are described on the packaging and instructions that come with the fertilizer, and only fertilize when your grass is actively growing. Applying too much fertilizer can lead to excess nutrient to feed the weeds.

  • Water your grass infrequently and deeply. This boosts the establishment of your grass and encourages deeper root growth. However, watering too shallowly and frequently causes weed seeds to germinate and gives the advantage to grasses and weeds more adapted to drier conditions.

  • Mow your grass taller. This blocks out shade, preventing any weed seeds from getting the sunlight it needs to germinate.

  • Pull them out. For the weeds you already have, this is the best solution. Herbicides are unfriendly and harmful to the environment, humans, and pets.

If you have any questions or are looking for some fresh, new sod, contact The Grass Outlet today.