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How to Weed Your Lawns?

How to Weed Your Lawns | Landscape Improvements

Lawns are a physical manifestation of the American Dream of homeownership. Several people see their lawns as an opportunity to express their personal values. 

Lawns can also be a sign to others that you have the time and/or money to support this attraction. Some people even look forward to sinking their feet into lush, radiant green grass. But how can you do that if you have a lawn with weeds, thorns, and coarse clovers?

Without maintenance, your lawn will become full of weeds. Weeds generally grow fast and will continue multiplying until they’re a big, unattractive problem. Ultimately, they will overturn your turf, and you don’t want that to happen. 

Wondering if there are any “how to weed your lawns” methods that won’t kill your grass? Yes, there is. Companies designed herbicides, the pre-emergent and post-emergent, for such issues. These herbicides are both made especially for weeds. 

For example, the pre-emergent for crabgrass is for that specific plant only. Likewise, the post-emergent for dandelions is for dandelions only. This way the herbicides will not hurt your lawn.

To get rid of these weeds, here’s how to weed your lawns:

  • Examine your lawn

To get rid of weeds, you have to first learn what kind of weeds you’re dealing with. You can do that by examining your lawn. You see, companies made treatments that target specific weeds. As such, you need to know what’s plaguing your lawn so you’ll know what products to buy. 

  • Choose a treatment

After you learn what weeds you need to remove, time to choose a treatment. You should pick a treatment made both for the type of weeds and the stage they’re in. Are you planning to target weeds in spring before the growing season? Then, what you need is a pre-emergent treatment. If it’s for established weeds, you need a post-emergent treatment. 

  • Kill the weeds

Be careful in following the directions for both how much product to apply and when to use. Before you start, read the bag at least three times. It pays to be safe. 

  • Keep up with a proper lawn maintenance schedule

You should have a lawn maintenance schedule. This will help keep your lawn weed-free. In the fall, you should seed your lawn and if necessary, aerate your lawn. Don’t forget to give your lawn one short mow and fertilization before winter. 

Come spring, you should start fresh with pre-emergent treatment. You should also handpick any lingering weeds. Make mowing your lawn a frequent habit in spring and summer. Be careful not to remove more than a third of the grass at a time as well.

Is there a “how to weed your lawns” to get rid of weeds in a natural way? Yes, but it will take you more time and effort. What you need to do is to spray vinegar right on the weeds. You see, vinegar dries out the plant leaves and kills what’s above the ground. 

The vinegar you need should contain more than the standard 5% acetic acid. If you spray that, you can kill 80 to 100 percent of the weeds’ top growth. Keep in mind that this method is best for a few weeds spread throughout your lawn. Herbicides are safe and effective for larger spreads. 

If you want a permanent way to get rid of weeds, there is one effective “how to weed your lawns” method. That is, to make your lawn an environment where it’s difficult for weeds to thrive.

Landscape Design for Front Yards

Landscape Design for front yards | Landscape Improvements

Now that you got rid of the weeds on your lawn, it’s time to begin thinking of the best landscaping design ideas. Here are some lawn landscaping ideas that are trendy and efficient.

  • Separating hedges

You may have already seen this kind of landscaping in front of houses. A lush lawn, a swimming pool, and an adjacent lounge area. If you want something to set apart these areas, what you need are separating hedges. Low hedges are a great visual signifier. This allows you to keep each activity zone separate. 

  • Impressive relaxation area

With the ongoing pandemic, you might be staying at home and can’t get out for a vacation. But you can design your yard in such a way you will feel like on vacation all year round. You only need to make a recreational area that is comfortable and has good lighting. You can equip it with a speaker system and install a barbeque area. 

  • Grow food

Another trend that came about due to the pandemic is gardening. Most especially the growing fruit-bearing plants. That’s because more and more people are starting to think about what they eat. They began to plant tomato bushes in flower beds or plant fruit bushes. You might want to have a yard with natural products that are friendly to the environment. 

  • Unique décor

Nowadays, landscape designers use materials and plants no one has ever used before. These materials can be some kind of dry branches, dry seed heads, cereals, or thorns. You will find that you can see beauty in strange, unexpected things. 

  • Closed spaces

Are you tired of the busy rhythm of modern life? You might need a place where you can hide and relax. You can place a platform for yoga and meditation in your yard. Or a hammock for you to take a quick nap. You can decorate the place with plants with lush crowns. 

Don’t waste time coming up with how to plan to landscape your lawn. At Landscape Improvements, we can improve your mood and well-being every time you look at your property. Give us a call at 407-606-7326 to know more about our services. Send in your email at info@landscapeimprove.com and we’ll answer any questions you have. It’s time to give your yard a trendy upgrade.

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