Weed control reduces weeds for the overall health and appearance of a lawn, but it commonly gets addressed with synthetic herbicides. These chemical weed killers can not only cause harm to people and animals, but they also can weaken your lawn. There are other methods for weed control preferred by landscaping specialists, who recommend that property owners follow these do’s and don’t when maintaining their green spaces.
Cut off their heads.
Using pruning shears to remove the tops of perennial weeds prevents them from reseeding. It also causes them to exhaust their supply of food and root buds, so they will eventually die off.
Weeds thrive on sunlight, so applying 2 inches of mulch can block light while providing a cool, moist environment for grass and flower seeds. Eventually, unwanted weeds will begin to die. Some mulches will even attract weed-eating insects such as crickets, which seek out hidden weeds and destroy them at their roots. A landscaping professional can advise you on the best type of mulch for your garden and lawn.
The type of grass you have will determine how often it should be fertilized. If you’re uncertain of the type, consult with an experienced landscaping professional. Fertilizing too many times can promote weed growth, so try to fertilize your lawn no more than twice a year.
Water the weeds, just your plants.
Overwatering can also promote weed growth, so refrain from watering your lawn every day. The weeds that thrive on moisture are the most difficult to kill. For that reason, try not to water your lawn more than once a week.
If you need weed control or other landscaping services in Columbia, MO, rely on the expert services of Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation. They have helped residents grow better gardens for 30 years. They specialize in weed control, sprinkler system design, fertilization treatments, mowing and edging services, and general landscape design. Call (573) 446-0858 or visit them online to learn more about their services.