A good weed control plan is one that establishes a thick lawn where weeds can’t establish. The following tips will help keep those nasty weeds out of your lawn.
- Mow at the highest setting for your lawn. Tall grass promotes longer roots, which are healthier and will create a thicker lawn.
- Fertilize regularly to promote leaf and root growth. Regular feedings are the only way to a lush, healthy lawn. If weeds are a big problem, then apply a weed and feed in the spring when weeds are actively growing.
- Water deeply and infrequently, which promotes strong roots and a healthier lawn to combat weeds. Excessive, shallow waterings only wet the surface which is good for weeds, but not the grass.
- Use herbicides if weeds get out of control, and read the label carefully. Be sure to use a selective weed control in the lawn. Non-selective weed controls will kill all vegetation, including your grass. If you live in the South, be certain to use the right herbicide for your grass type.
- Apply a pre-emergent herbicide in the spring to keep annual grassy weeds, like crabgrass, out of your lawn.