Lawn care – are weeds marring your landscape perfection?
Lawn care tips are useful to everyone – beginners and professional gardeners know that the perfect lawn requires care and attention and when you have spent all that time and effort creating the landscape of your dreams any help and advice is welcome. Your pride and joy and an important part of that landscape is the lush green lawn that welcomes you and your guests and is an asset to your home. Time to sit back and enjoy it. And then you begin to notice weeds.
Lawn care – weed control ideas
It is just nature taking its course. Unless you’ve got a protective bubble over it, weed seeds are going to find their way to your lawn. They are blown in on the wind, dropped by birds flying over, and tracked in on your shoes or on Fido’s paws.
Is there a solution? What is the best lawn care? The answer is yes, if you use weed control before the invaders have a chance to germinate. Fall is one good time to do this (early spring is the other) because, like most plants, weeds are at work this time of year absorbing energy to build strong root systems for over-wintering.
It is advisable that you look for professional advice as experienced landscape and garden experts can evaluate the climate, soil condition, grass type and lawn usage to determine the specific needs of your grass. The essentials of weed control (pre- and post-emergent) are to prevent, eliminate and manage the spread of various weeds as they pop up throughout the year. You can use a slow-release fertilizer which will stimulate the growth, density and deep green color of your turf while pre-emergent and targeted weed control prevent and deliver year-round protection from a variety of annual and broadleaf weeds.
Make a plan for the weed control and maintenance
Every lawn has specific needs. A thriving, healthy one requires dedication and certain knowledge so that it receives exactly what it needs to reach its full potential. Lawn care includes different activities and for the perfect landscaping you need to take care of your trees and shrubs as well. They need nutrients, protection form harsh weather conditions, pruning, etc. so that they feel well in your garden. Do not overlook tree and shrub care as they are essential for the overall concept of your landscape design. Various insects, mites and diseases may damage the foliage from spring to late autumn and when making your lawn care plan, it is a must that you include the protection of trees and shrubs in it.