Weed Control

Lawn Weed Control Tips

Summerville, Charleston, Goose Creek, and more…

There is little more frustrating than weeds.  The fact of the matter is that every lawn will get them at some point.  The extent to which they infiltrate is dependent on a number of factors.  Below are some helpful lawn weed control tips to consider:

Lawn fertilization treatment

Lawn fertilization treatment helps keep your lawn healthy and thick, making it more difficult for weeds to grow.  We suggest applying lawn fertilizer on a regular basis during growing season because the thicker the grass, the less room there is for weeds to sprout.

Adjust your lawn watering routine

Watering plays a major role in lawn weed control. It is better to water your lawn less often for longer periods of time vs. watering quick and frequently.  Proper watering techniques help discourage grass from shallow rooting.  And, just like with lawn fertilizer, deep watering also allows grass to grow thicker to help choke out weeds.  Most lawns need about one inch of rainfall/water per week.

If your existing lawn has weeds, we will often recommend the above tips along with a targeted lawn weed control strategy.  In these cases, we will treat the lawn with a pre-emergent herbicide and/or a broad-spectrum lawn weed control formula.

Too often, homeowners and/or lawn care companies mow lawns with the blade set too low. The thought behind this is that if the lawn is cut shorter, it won’t need to be mowed as often. Mowing with the blade too low can result in the lawn being “scalped” and/or damaged. Using sharp mower blades are also important as dull blades tear out grass, thus damaging the roots and leaving “holes” for weed propagation. At Evergreen Lawn Care, we recommend keeping your blades sharpened and adjust your mowing decks higher to help keep your lawn healthy while fostering thicker growth.  At the end of the day, thick grass is the best form of lawn weed control!

Have weeds?  Give us a call!