Lawns are a great feature, but the work never ends, especially when it comes to weeds. It would be nice if your lawn would stay clean and green on its own, but as Dr. Ian Malcolm said in Jurassic Park, “Life….finds a way.”
Whenever there’s a gap, weeds will find a way in. So here are a few tips on maintaining your defenses.
For starters, take a look at the modern opinion on weed sprays before going out and buying the traditional chemical treatment liquid. Recent studies seem to indicate that naturally-derived products healthier for your plants (and for you, for that matter), so get a few opinions. There’s a wealth of information out there.
If you’re tired of weeding, that’s ok too. Give us a call, and we’ll tell you what some of your options are. Sometimes its easier to work with a professional lawn care expert than to “reinvent the wheel” every time a new weed problem pops up.
If you are starting to notice milkweed or other invaders showing up in pathways or amist your yard, its best to strike while the iron is hot. Weeds spread quickly, as you know, and the more you ignore then, the more rigorously they take root. But how can you treat your yard and garden without worrying about personal or pet health? Sometimes these things can simply affect people with plant allergies, so you might consider these solutions.
1. Weed by hand.
Its not the quickest, but it gets the job done. Pull as many weeds as you can by hand, making sure to get all the roots, and use a trowel or garden rake to get what you missed. A pair of gloves will come in handy.
2. Hot water
Scalding water and salt are actually known to shrivel plants, so use this method on weeds growing on paths or sidewalk. Hot water will inhibit growth, and salt will help kill the weed. Avoid using among other plants, because there’s no telling how much will affect the plants you want to keep.
3. Cover the weeds
Simply placing heavy objects atop small weeds will help kill them off. blocking sunlight and crushing the early plants is a helpful method until you can obtain more permanent solutions.
Lastly, contact a pro
Once again, if you’ve had your fill of weeds, there’s no shame in calling your local landscaping service. Most professionals will give you some advice over the phone, and while they’re helping, it doesn’t hurt to get some information on other lawncare needs.
Caring for your lawn doesn’t necessarily end, but it CAN get easier. With a little attention, you can reduce the strain of weeding. getting into a regular schedule will help you relax and enjoy your yard more in the future.