Spring is here and we all love the revival of nature, right? We probably agree for the most part, except those dandelions, bind weed, mallow and other weeds invading our property. Don’t panic. There are solutions but you must be prepared to do some work.
In the ALCC’s last newsletter, they provided a great article that we will share with you in part today.
#1 - Fertilizer needs to be in your arsenal. According to researchers at CSU, weeds thrive even better in lawns that are not fertilized. A healthy lawn wards off weeds and part of building a healthy lawn is with proper fertilization.
#2 - Drying out weeds won't help you kill them. Again according to CSU, drought-stressed weeds may look like they are about to die, but they aren't. The healthier the weeds, the easier they are to control because healthy weeds have a better uptake when weed-killing products are applied.
#3 - Know your weed before you pull it. If the numbers are manageable, many weeds can simply be dug out with a dandelion digger, a hoe or similar tool. Be sure to get out all the root or it will grow back. Other weeds like bind weed and thistle should NOT be pulled because their roots grow deep. Pulling these weeds activates their regenerative root systems to start more growth. Pull just one weed and you'll trigger more to show up in its place.
#4 - When you apply a weed treatment, know its limitations. Here are two critical distinctions with weed-zapping products:
Make the smart choice for your yard's transformation and reach out to the skilled professionals at Green Guys today. With our dedicated team of experts, we are committed to unlocking the full potential of your outdoor space, crafting a landscape that will captivate your senses and bring joy throughout the year.