5 Spring Weed Control Tips

From a Pro Point of View

Spring is a time for budding trees, green grass, and emerging weeds. Help protect your lawn and other desired plants from these needy weeds that compete for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Here are some effective spring weed control tips.

Spring Weed Control Tips

While the most effective preemergent weed control should be applied before any weeds appear, there’s still time to take action against these prolific plants.

  1. Start controlling weeds early in the season before they have a chance to establish and spread. There’s still time help prevent larger weed problems later on.
  2. Before you lay mulch down, use weed barrier fabric in garden beds to prevent weed growth. Cut holes in the fabric where you want to place desirable plants.
  3. Apply a few inches of mulch around trees, shrubs, and plants in garden beds to suppress weed growth. Mulch also helps retain soil moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  4. Regularly inspect your yard for weeds and manually pull them out if you can. Make sure you get all the way down to the roots to prevent regrowth. This is easier in small areas with isolated weeds. There are also garden tools available to help pull the weeds out comfortably.
  5. Use pre-emergent herbicides to prevent weed seeds from germinating. These products are only effective before weed seeds start to sprout. For existing weeds, use post-emergent herbicides to control them. Make sure the product you choose targets the specific type of weed in your lawn or garden, and that you carefully follow manufacture’s instructions.

One of the best ways to prevent weeds any time of year is to maintain a healthy lawn. This means using proper mowing, watering, and fertilizing practices to achieve thick, healthy grass that can smother weeds before weeds take over.

Contact Cardinal Lawns to Help

If you’re finding it difficult to control weeds this season or need help with regular lawn maintenance, Cardinal Lawns has you covered. As a full-service lawn and landscape company, we’re committed to providing you with the professional results all season long. With more than 30 years of experience, our team members have the skills and training required to maintain healthy, beautiful lawns and landscaping. Weeds are only one part of what we do. Call 614-808-4446 to help effectively control weeds in your garden and lawn, allowing your desired plants to thrive.

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