You don’t need to have weeds in order to use this service. In fact, it’s best to treat your lawn regularly so you never have a weed problem.
If your lawn is riddled with unwanted weeds, don’t assume you’ve won the battle simply by combatting the ones you can see. Just like any other plant, the most critical growth begins underground.
The most effective forms of weed prevention are the preventative measures you can take to stop the problem before it takes root, quite literally. In addition to using pre-emergent herbicides, ensuring a robust grass bed is a natural and effective way to avoid weeds. This helps prevent thin patches where opportunistic weeds try and take over.
When it comes to weed control, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is most definitely the case. The secret to achieving a weed-free lawn is a strong turf with a hardy root system.
Controlling the broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds that grow in your lawn and flower beds is more than just an aesthetic issue. Preventing invasive plant species from taking root in your landscape is a critical component of the overall health of your landscape.
Some weeds are simply opportunistic in their growth patterns, but many are intrusive to the point that they choke out the adjacent grass, flowers, and other vegetation. These are the foes that will truly threaten the overall health of your yard.
Preventing these weeds from establishing themselves will allow for more nutrients to enter the root system of the existing vegetation, thus inducing robust growth and lively color. Controlling the weeds in the lawn itself will allow for more even growth and thicker grass.
Three simple tasks, when done right, will effectively address weeds in your yard:
- Fertilization – During the extreme heat we sometimes face in the North Texas summers, your grass can easily become depleted of critical water and nutrients. Using the proper fertilizer with an optimal application schedule ensures that your grass bed remains fortified to withstand heat and drought.
- Lawn Mowing Practices – Keeping your lawn cut regularly is not only about making it look good. Maintaining a shorter blade length ensures healthy grass roots. This is because water and nutrients are more evenly distributed throughout the entire organism, thus reducing the possibility of weeds taking root in the soil.
- Watering Schedule – It is important to keep a regular watering schedule that accounts for your region, climate, and grass type. A well-irrigated grass bed with dense growth and strong roots is better prepared to stave off invasive weeds.