A lawn that is well-maintained and cared for can enhance the look and feel of your entire property. Weeds, however, can rob your grass or garden of essential nutrients and lead to a disheveled appearance. Weed control is a year-round job, so you’ll need to know the proper techniques for fighting weeds once you’ve moved into your new custom home from Columbia Builders! Here are some tips to use this spring!
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes, and this logic applies well to taking care of your lawn. A full, healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds – usually, an imbalance of soil nutrients or other problems is the cause for a weed-infested lawn. Thus, get your grass healthy with fertilizer and other products before using materials designed to control weeds.
There are a number of different products out there that can be used to control weeds on your property. Here are three of the most commonly used varieties on residential properties.
- Pre-Emergent Herbicides: These products prevent seeds from germinating, so it’s great for preventing weeds before they happen. Use them during the winter or summer dormant seasons as a spot-treatment for known weedy patches.
- Post-Emergent Herbicides: Best applied when weeds are growing actively, post-emergent herbicides interrupt essential growth processes such as photosynthesis or protein growth. The spring growth season and the fall (when plants are actively storing nutrients for the winter) are the best times to apply these products. There are two varieties of post-emergent herbicides – ones that work on contact and ones that are systematic and kill the entire plant.
- Selective Herbicides: These are targeted to very specific plants by identifying specific enzymes unique to a particular weed.
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