Spring Tasks to Keep Weeds Away

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Spring Tasks to Keep Weeds Away

It’s officially springtime again! That means your lawn care is starting to ramp up again, especially if your goal is a luscious, green lawn this year. One of the biggest foes of your goals? Weeds. If you want to keep weeds away this year, there are some things you should do now. Add these tasks to your to-do list!

Spring Tasks to Keep Weeds Away

  • Build a Strong Lawn: The first step in controlling weeds is to establish a healthy lawn. A healthy lawn can withstand weed growth, making it difficult for weeds to take hold. A strong lawn consists of deep roots, which require adequate water, essential nutrients, and proper mowing techniques.
  • Use a pre-emergent herbicide: A pre-emergent herbicide is a chemical that helps keep unwanted seeds from sprouting. It’s best to apply it before they start growing in the spring. These herbicides or weed killers work by creating a layer on the soil, which inhibits seed germination. Make sure you read the product label carefully to ensure it’s safe to use on your lawn, and follow the recommended application rate.
  • Get rid of them quickly.┬áThe earlier you detect the weeds, the easier it is to remove them. It’s a good idea to go around your lawn every few days, pulling out any weeds you find before they have the chance to spread their seeds. Weeding by hand can be time-consuming, but it’s a great way to prevent weed growth entirely. You can use a weeding tool to make the job easier.
  • Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. We know all of the things you should be doing to prevent weeds this year, and we are here to help our neighbors in Indiana cross the tasks off their to-do list. Call us today at 765-771-9998 to have a green, weed-free lawn in 2023.