Did you know that all lawns have weeds? Even those luscious and perfectly manicured grasses you covet have weed seeds lurking beneath the surface. These seeds can stay dormant for years until ideal conditions occur and they make themselves known. Therefore, the key to winning the battle against weeds is to prevent the “perfect storm” from developing so that the seeds never sprout.
Here are three steps you can take to prevent weeds this spring and summer:
Limit Bare Areas
When your grass is thick and healthy, weeds basically get choked out. Therefore, it is important to tend to areas of your turf that look bare, as these are spots where weeds have an opportunity to grow. In addition, if you have bare areas along your driveway, sidewalk or other paved surface, the extra heat and space will also foster weed growth.
Maintain Regular, Deep Watering
Weeds like it hot and dry. Therefore, it only makes sense that you’ll need to keep your grass as moist and cool as possible. Avoid the temptation to save money during hot summer days by not watering, as this may end up costing you in weed control down the road.
By keeping an eye on your lawn every day, you can spot weeds at their earliest stage. Time is of the essence when it comes to post-emergent applications, as you’ll need to kill the weed before it produces seed. Even if you have a professional lawn service who maintains your grass, it is important to monitor for weeds, as they simply cannot have eyes on your grass as much as you can. When you see evidence of weed growth, call your lawn service provider sooner rather than later!
It can be difficult to determine how to prevent weeds or treat the ones that keep sprouting. By hiring Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, you can trust that your turf will be maintained by a team of knowledgeable and skilled experts. We understand how frustrating weeds can be and how much they can steal from your lawn enjoyment. Call us today and start winning the battle against weeds in your yard!