War Of The Weeds

Getting rid of weeds is the never ending war, and when you do they come back. Why won’t they stay away from your garden? Weeds are opportunists that try to take root wherever they can find space and sun. In order to battle these pesky invaders you will need the right tools and know how to use them. There is a number of ways to get rid of weeds, there is fertilizer, picking them right out of the ground, and of course weed killer but there are a few more subtle ways to win this war.

Learn to identify weeds, and why they enter your garden or lawn it could lead you to the solution and then you can stop them. Some weeds like damp ground so make sure your garden and lawn has good drainage systems and also weeds like more shady areas so consider moving some tree branches so the sun can reach those areas.

Your Options and Strategies

  • Fertilizer

Fertilize your lawn but not to little which can lead to a sparse lawn which will invite the weeds to take over but to much will help grow certain weeds, invite bluegrass, Bermuda grass, and crabgrass. You will need a fertilizer with a high percentage of controlled-release nitrogen, such as sulfur-coated urea, ureaform or IBDU. These provide a slow, steady nutrient supply.

If the person will make use of the right fertilizer at the time of the Gardening then it will help the person in getting quality of the products. There are variety of the methods of growing the products a person can opt for the method that he thinks will give him the best results in short period of time. 

Also to use the fertilizer so it will best help your garden, you will need to find the best timing, and hwo many times you apply the fertilizer to your lawn. This will depend on how big and type of lawn that you have. Lawns that are in the north will only need fertilizer 1 or 2 times annually, once in the fall and maybe once in the spring. Lawns in the south will need fertilizer 3 times, in the spring, early summer, and once in the fall.

  • Water

When watering you will want to water deeply and infrequently. Frequent light watering will cause shallow roots and will help weeds and bluegrass, crabgrass, chickweed, quackgrass, sedges, Bermuda grass, and other weeds grow. If you water to little it will help the weeds take over and your lawn to suffer. You want to water an inch every week, to help you make sure you are watering an inch put an empty tuna can on your lawn to help you measure.

  • Mowing

When mowing you will want to mow higher because mowing to low weakens the grass. So they won’t be able to produce grass leaves because of a lack of nutrients. Mowing to low will also let the sun through to hit the ground which gives crabgrass, and goosegrass seeds to sprout and grow. So when you mow, mow at the highest level 2 to 4 inches.

  • Hand Weeding

The best offense is the best defense and the best way to go to war against these weeds is by using your hands because there is no chemicals that can injure your plants. When pulling weeds it is best to pull them before they flower and start spreading their seeds everywhere. Also make sure you pull the whole weed out including the roots because weeds can come back if you leave the root.

Best time to go weeding is when the soil is moist the weeds come right out, so after you water your plants or lawn go out and weed some weeds!