Lawns, flower gardens and vegetable gardens are under a constant attack from
weeds. You can never get rid of them for long. And, they keep coming back.
Most of us simply handle weeds in our lawns with a "Weed and Feed" fertilizer
application once a year. If applied correctly, at the right time, and with
no rain for a day or two after application, this tends to be quite effective
on a wide variety of weeds.
Some persistent weeds require stronger and repeat application of weed killers.
For this, there are a variety of weed killers that can be mixed in a sprayer
and directly applied to problem areas. There are also spray bottles that
you can use to spray individual weeds or small areas.
Part of your effective weed control program is a thick and healthy lawn.
If your lawn is thick, it crowds out some weeds and does not give new weed
seeds a chance. So, put your lawn in the best position to beat those weeds.
You may even find that on occasion, you can skip an application as your healthy
lawn is weed free!
A few of us go after persistent lawn weeds by hand. There's that one little
dandelion that pops up a couple of weeks after the weed killer was applied.
Or, a small patch of ground ivy that resists the weed killer. If you are
going to attack a few weeds by hand, make sure to pull out the weed and all
of the roots. Take a bag of grass seed with you. Generously sprinkle some
grass seed on the spot so new weeds will not be able to take over.
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