If you want to keep your lawn in immaculate condition all year round, you'll need to keep an eye out for weeds. As we've discussed previously on this blog, the definition of 'weeds' is somewhat subjective, but essentially, any plant that's growing where it isn't supposed to may be considered a weed.
Why remove weeds from your lawn?
Weeds compete with your grass for growing space and nourishment. This can mean that the grass isn't getting all the moisture and nutrients it needs.
Weed control is an important part of a seasonal lawn care programme - keeping your lawn free of weeds will help the grass to grow green and healthy.
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How to remove weeds
There are several different ways to weed a lawn - options include:
1. Pulling up weeds by hand.
Pulling weeds out of your lawn by hand (or using a handheld tool like a daisy grubber) can be a quick way to rid your lawn of unwanted plant life, but it will only be a short-term fix if you fail to remove the entire plant - including the root. Dandelions and several other common weeds have very long 'tap' roots that go very deep into the soil, and if this isn't wholly removed from the soil, the plant will grow back before you know it.
2. Treating your lawn with weed killer.
If weeding your lawn by hand would be too impractical, it may be time to whip out the weed killer - a key weapon in any gardener's arsenal. Before you unleash hell, do a bit of research and make sure you've purchased a suitable systemic weed killer that will eradicate unwanted plants without damaging your lawn.
3. Leaving it to a pro!
Here at Lawn & Weed Expert, we offer a professional weed control service that not only deals with the weeds themselves but also addresses the underlying conditions that led to weed growth in the first place. We use highly effective herbicides that are not available in supermarkets, and we can provide a wide range of other lawn care services to make sure your lawn stays in tip-top condition for good.
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