One of the most persistent maintenance issues for homeowners is weed control.
Weeds ruin your attractive landscape by stealing water, nutrients, and space from your plants, flowers, and grass. And regardless the season, weeds are able to germinate and grow. Yet, simply pulling weeds often only leaves you with new weeds sprouting within a matter of days.
Here are some tips for good weed control and maintaining a green, beautiful, and weed-free landscape.
Weed and Feed Combination Products
Some people have found success using a “combination” product known as “weed and feed.”
The upside: “weed and feed” is a combination of compounds to discourage the germination and growth of weeds, while at the same time providing your lawn/grass with fertilizer.
The downside: “weed and feed” is the type of product requiring regular application; otherwise, it loses its effectiveness…leaving you with weeds.
Weed Control Planning
More important than weed killer, is a plan. Homeowners, who are serious about getting their property’s weeds under control, need a plan. For example, part of your plan might be to schedule the first application of weed killer for the early part of spring. While it’s true that weeds grow during any season, spring is a good time for the first application of weed killer as it prevents weeds from germinating and spreading.
Applying Weed Control Product
Before applying “weed and feed” or weed killer, it’s important to determine the proper dosage. An insufficient amount of your chosen weed control product can leave you with a surprising amount of weeds. On the other hand, too much weed control product, and you can kill your grass, flowers, or plants.
Keeping Weeds Away, Easily
More homeowners are turning to professional landscaping companies to keep their property weed-free. Whatever your decision, remember to begin fighting weeds by first developing a proper weed control plan.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping