Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

Get Control Of Your Lawn: How To Get Rid Of Weeds

by Tanya Green

Weeds aren't what you want to see when you look around your green lawn. If all you see are white clover flowers, yellow dandelions, and weeds with stickers on them, then you have a lawn that needs some work done to it. To help you get control of your lawn, there are a few things you need to do to get rid of the weeds and prevent them from coming back again. Read on for a few tips for weed control.

Stop Mowing The Lawn On Low

Don't mow your lawn so low any longer. You need to mow your lawn a little higher to crowd out the weeds. If you are mowing on a low setting, change the setting on your mower so the grass isn't cut so short. You shouldn't see any dirt through your grass, so if you've been mowing it down to the dirt, you've been allowing weeds to easily invade your lawn. Adjust the setting on your mower and you'll start to see a difference.

Bag Your Clippings

When you first start getting control of the weeds in your lawn, you're going to want to bag the clippings, and not allow them to get blown back into your lawn. Doing this can spread the weeds. After you get rid of the weeds you can stop bagging your grass, but for now, you need to bag it. If you have a large lawn, and you use a riding mower, be sure to mulch up the clippings.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Fertilize the lawn to make your grass hardier and to fill in bare spots as well. When you fertilize you need to be sure you don't over-fertilize, as you can kill your grass and do the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to fertilize your lawn and how much you are supposed to be using.

Kill The Weeds

Kill the weeds using a product that kills the weeds but protects your lawn. You can find a granular product or a spray that attaches to your garden hose to kill the weeds. You'll notice your weeds dying off and your grass filling in.

If you have a lawn that is full of weeds and less grass than you would prefer, you need to get control of them before you have zero grass. Hire a landscaping company to kill the weeds in your lawn for you and to give you a lawn that is lush green and weed-free.


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Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.