As a homeowner, managing the weeds in your lawn can seem like a full-time job. What many homeowners don't realize, though, is that weed control requires some specific methods depending on the type of weed you're dealing with as well as the season and the condition of the rest of your lawn. If you've been struggling with weed control issues in your yard, there are some things that you should know. Here's a look at some of the things that your landscaper wants you to know.
Know The Type Of Weed Control You Need
One of the most important things to think about is what type of weed control product you actually need. Some weeds will respond to selective weed control products, but others will require a non-selective product. If you choose the wrong one, the weeds may not be killed, or you may inadvertently harm the grass or other vegetation. That's why it's important to work with a landscaper when you need weed control. Your landscaper can help you determine which type of weed control you actually need.
Know The Timing Of The Weed Control Application
Another thing that many people don't realize is that some products work at a different time in the plant growth process than others. Pre-emergent products, for example, work to prevent the germination of weed seeds so that they can't grow to begin with. Post-emergent products are designed to be used for weeds that have already sprouted. You'll have to be diligent about understanding whether your weed control product is a pre-emergent or post-emergent product.
Know Your Soil Condition
One of the biggest reasons why many people struggle with weed problems in their yards is because of the soil condition. Poorly aerated, compacted soil in your yard can make it difficult for healthy grass to grow. Since healthy, lush grass growth is important for choking out weeds, compacted soil can leave you without the grass that you need to prevent the weeds. In contrast, there are many weeds that thrive in compact soil, so when your soil is poorly maintained, it can leave your lawn as a haven for weeds while not allowing grass to grow.
Weeds are a persistent, challenging problem for many homeowners. If you've been struggling with weed growth on your property, you'll want to reach out to a landscaper for weed control services. Keep these points in mind as you look for your weed control solution, and talk with your landscaper about the best way to deal with the problem.Share
19 July 2021
About a year ago, I realized that part of the reason the plants in my yard kept dying was the fact that they were planted in the wrong places. I didn't pay much attention to which plants needed certain amounts of light, and it was costing them their lives. Several of the plants were really struggling to live, and it was really hard to see. I realized that if I ever wanted to make things right, I would need to create a landscaping plan that would work well for the natural landscape of my yard. This blog is all about understanding landscaping.