Weed Control Lawn Care Methods

May 27, 2023 | Uncategorized

If your lawn has weeds that won’t go away, you need a plan for weed control to help it be healthier and more beautiful. Natural Way Lawn is a lawn care service that eliminates weeds without using harmful chemicals. Our methods will help you enjoy your lawn once again. 

Identify the Weeds

The first step is to identify the weeds. Broadleaf weeds have broad, flat leaves. Dandelion is one type of broadleaf weed that you see in many yards. Chickweed, clover, and plantains are other examples of this type of weed.

Grass-like weeds look similar to your grass and have tubular leaves, making them easier to identify. Wild onions or wild garlic are examples of this type of weed. 

The third type, grassy weed, looks even more like grass. Crabgrass and foxtail are two weeds that fit in this category. Our team is experienced in recognizing and treating all types of weeds and preventing regrowth. 

Kill the Weeds

Once you have recognized the type of weeds on your lawn, your next step is to kill them. We offer traditional herbicide applications placed strategically in areas for optimal performance.

If you want to avoid the chemicals found in traditional herbicides, we also offer a bio-herbicide product. It’s made from iron, which causes the plant to shrivel within a few hours of application. No unpleasant smells come from the product, and it’s safe for people and pets to be in the yard after it has been applied. 

Our product kills a wide variety of weeds, including dandelions, white clover, chickweed, creeping buttercup, and more. It focuses only on weeds and won’t harm the grass. You’ll notice a difference in your lawn right away. Natural Way Lawn doesn’t stop here, though. We also work to improve the health of your lawn, which will also eliminate many of the issues with weed control. 

Aerate the Lawn

Aerating the lawn is one of the most essential lawn care methods to prevent weeds. This process allows more water and nutrients into the soil and loosens compacted dirt for air to move through.

Aerated dirt helps your grass grow a more robust root system. Deeper roots enable the grass to fight against weeds taking over. When the roots are weak, weeds can grow in and push the grass out. Aeration is critical to a healthy lawn and should be done on a regular basis. We can inspect your yard and let you know if the soil is compacted and needs to be aerated. Based on the type and quality of the soil, we can recommend a schedule for aerating your lawn. 

Test the Soil

Once you’ve eliminated the weeds on your lawn, you can test the soil to determine its pH level. The correct level of acidity in a lawn contributes to healthy plants. Some plants require more acidity, such as azaleas and blueberries. Most other plants in your yard need soil that is only slightly acidic. 

We offer testing for calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. This standard test provides important information about the health of your soil. We can also offer testing for iron levels and other minerals, depending on the plants you have or want to grow. 

Once we have done the testing for you, we can recommend products to bring the soil quality to the correct level. Your soil changes over time based on how much and the type of fertilizers used. It also fluctuates throughout the year as plants are continually growing. With a soil test, we can help you improve the health of your lawn and prevent weeds from coming in and taking over. 

Maintain the Lawn

You’ll want to maintain your lawn after all the work you put into it. Water it regularly but not too often. Heavy watering once or twice a week is the best way to establish a strong root system that will stand up against weeds. 

Mow your lawn regularly, but keep your blade at one of the higher settings. If your grass gets cut too low, it can get choked out by weeds. If you have poor soil, you’ll want to fertilize regularly, so your grass can thrive. 

You can set up a fertilization schedule with Natural Way Lawn. We’ll recommend the best timing and answer any questions you may have about caring for your lawn.

Trust Your Lawn Care Service to Natural Way Lawn

No matter what your weed situation is, you can count on the expertise of Natural Way Lawn. Our team is dedicated to helping you eliminate weeds and restore your lawn to its former glory. Everyone is focused on providing quality service to provide you with results you can be proud of. 

We offer three lawn care programs based on your level of need. Contact Natural Way Lawn for a free weed control quote or any of our services.