Lawn Weeds During Spring Time
Nobody wants to have weeds scattered around their yard. Not only are they an eyesore, they’re also bad for your lawn and flowerbeds. Luckily, there are many ways to prevent weeds from growing, and ways to get rid of them once they’ve grown. Dandelion, crabgrass, ground ivy, white clover, mustard, orchard grass, annual ryegrass, and cheatgrass are some weeds that will pop up in your yard during spring time.
When it comes to deciding when or if you should start a weed prevention program, it’s a matter of when, not if. Knowing when to begin can be tricky though because if you don’t begin at the right time, the program can be ineffective. One tip of knowing when it’s a good time to start weed prevention is when forsythias start to bloom. Forsythias are yellow flowering plants.
When healthy, thick grass is growing all throughout your lawn. It makes it hard for weeds to find a place to sprout. One way to prevent weeds from growing is to avoid cutting your grass too short. Keep it at least two inches long. More grass means more chlorophyll, which promotes photosynthesis, and allows the grass to absorb energy from the sun. However, the grass growing in your lawn can only be as healthy as the soil underneath it. Soil should not be too acidic. It should be close to 7.0 on the pH scale, which is neutral.
Dandelion and crabgrass are two very common lawn weeds. If your springtime weed prevention wasn’t effective, there are still ways to get rid of these weeds. Dandelions, in particular, can be very stubborn. It is difficult to completely eradicate an infestation of them because they need to be removed completely, roots and all. The best way to do this is using a weed killer for lawns. These weed killers are designed to eradicate the weeds while keeping your lawn in-tact, however be careful to read the label to ensure you are using it as directed.
Weeds are a pain and not a good look for a lawn, however with these tips for springtime weed prevention and getting rid of weeds that have already grown, you can reclaim your lawn and not have to worry about the eyesores anymore.
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