How to get rid of weeds in your Lawn and Garden
Getting ready for summer? Is your lawn in worse shape than you thought?
Keeping weeds away is one of the most difficult parts of caring for your lawn. Sometimes it's the only thing keeping you from the best yard on the block.
Weeds take root fast and have no regard for how careful you were when you planned the landscaping. Fortunately, there are some helpful tools to help you eradicate them, like these ultimate 5 garden tools for controlling weeds in your lawn and garden.
For pesky weeds that are really stuck down in the dirt, you need a hefty tool. A hoe is a bigger tool with a long handle that will help you get some leverage. You can also stand while you use it, so it'll save your back some aches and pains.
If a weed is perennial and comes back year after year, you have to dig it out at the root before it goes to seed or it will keep coming back. A hoe can help, especially when you use a chopping motion or turn it sideways and use the corners of the tool.
If you're at the beginning of the season and you're getting the garden ready, using something heavy duty to turn over sod or weeds that have started to grow. This will help get the yard and garden ready to plant in the spring, but it cuts a large swath and it's difficult to use this only for smaller weeds.
Tillers also aerate the lawn, one of the best lawn care tips for keeping your yard in good shape all season.
3. Hand-Dig Weeds
Spending time on your hands and knees is hard, but sometimes it's a good last resort. Make sure to get a knee pad for gardeners that you can put down on the ground and save yourself some bruises.
Dig out the weeds at the root with short-handled tools like a claw or trowel, because anything left in the ground will keep growing new weeds. Some types of weeds have very deep roots if you don't catch them early, like dandelions. If they grow back, keep pulling them every time they come up to weaken the plant and eventually kill it.
4. Your Lawn Mower
Believe it or not, this can be a helpful tool for you when trying to keep weeds at bay. Mow at a taller height than usual to give your grass space to grow healthy. Grass that's at least two inches tall will keep the sun away from the actual dirt on the lawn, which is how some weeds get started.
You'll also give the grass an easier time of it because it can develop more nutrients when it's taller. Healthy grass won't allow as many weeds to grow.
You can also try watering less often for longer. A deeper drink of water helps the grass develop a better root system, as opposed to frequent, short watering.
If all else fails, or if using tools like these gets to be too much work, you can use herbicides to get rid of the weeds taking over your yard. There are different options for different types of weeds.
It may be best to hire an expert to help. Someone with more experience can tell you the kinds of weeds you have and what chemicals work best to get rid of them and help you create the lawn your neighbors will envy.
A Better Lawn
Get rid of the weeds on your lawn today. Whether you use a hoe, a rototiller, hand tools, or your lawn mower, putting in a little work to take back the yard will pay off.
Sometimes you have to resort to an herbicide to make all the weeds disappear. We're here to help.
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