How To Keep Your Lawn Weed-Free!

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February 4, 2024

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Lawn Care Tips

Most of us want our lawn to be healthy, lush, and green all year long. While regular mowing and maintenance are all very important, they are not enough to keep weeds from growing or prevent your lawn from falling victim to diseases.

What many people don’t know is that simple steps can keep those pesky weeds away. Here are some things we can help you do to keep your lawn healthy, strong, and weed-free:

Fertilize Smartly

Fertilizing your grass is an important part of healthy lawn care. However, if done incorrectly, it can also lead to weed problems. Count on the professionals to ensure that your grass gets all the nutrition it needs without fueling any unwelcome weed growth.

Pull the Weeds Out When You See Them

When you see a weed sprout up in your lawn, don’t wait around for nature (or some fancy chemical) to take care of it! Grab a pair of gardening gloves and pull it out! Weeds have shallow roots, so they should come out pretty easily with just a bit of tugging and twisting. If you are dealing with persistent weeds like dandelions or thistles, we can help!

Water Deeply

Another great way to keep weeds away is by watering deeply and infrequently. This prevents shallow roots, which are weak and prone to weed growth. Watering deeply usually means letting water soak into the ground. This type of watering encourages strong roots that don’t give way when weeds try to take hold in the soil.  The thicker the lawn is the better it can crowd out weeds.

Apply Pre-emergent

To protect your yard from damaging weeds, it’s important to incorporate an effective pre-emergent into your lawn care routine. A pre-emergent herbicide is a chemical application that prevents weeds from sprouting in your healthy lawn or flower bed.

Pre-emergent herbicides work by creating a barrier over the soil to prevent weeds seeds from germinating. This protective layer prevents weeds from breaching the topsoil, eliminating them before they can sprout. Putting down pre-emergent at the right time will ensure a better-looking lawn.

Routine maintenance should include mowing, proper irrigation, and controlling pests. If you don’t have time to maintain your lawn, consider hiring a lawn care service, such as Reliable Lawn Care.

Keeping your lawn weed-free and lush takes time and dedication. If you don’t take the proper steps, it’s only a matter of time before the wilds reclaim your lawn. Don’t let weeds take over your lawn. Let the lawn care experts at Reliable Lawn Care help you with your lawn mowing, bed maintenance needs, and more!

Contact the Experts at Reliable Lawn Care

If your lawn requires regular maintenance, we can help. At Reliable Lawn Care, we’re the professionals that get the job done right. You can trust us with your lawn and property needs. Contact us to learn more or schedule a maintenance appointment today!