After all the work you put into your lawn this summer, it’s discouraging to see those pesky weeds creep up. Dandelions. Crabgrass. Clover clumps. Whatever is growing in your backyard that you didn’t plant has got to go. Seems like in South Carolina, those weeds grow extra quick in the summertime. But how do you safely and effectively get rid of weeds without using a ton of hazardous chemicals? Going Green Lawn Care & Landscaping has you covered.
Prevention Is The Best Weed Killer
The best way to control weed growth is by taking care of your lawn properly. Water your lawn deeply but infrequently so that deeper root growth is encouraged. Also try setting your mower on a higher setting so that the grass grows thicker and shades weed seeds, making it harder for them to grow. Finally, make sure that you are giving your lawn nourishment every 6-8 weeks during the growing season. Lawn food helps fill in bare spots and thickens up the lawn. Hiring a lawn care company may be a better option if you don’t have time to do it yourself. If are looking for year round lawn care in Lexington SC, Going Green Lawn Care & Landscaping has you covered!
Killing Weeds the Natural Way
If weeds are already taking over your yard, there are a few things you can do.
Spray full-strength white or apple cider vinegar directly onto the weeds. The best time to do this is early in the season. Give one spray to the midsection of the weeds and another spray near the stem. You can also spray undiluted vinegar between cracks and pavers.
If weeds are popping up in your walkways or garden, pour a bit of undiluted bleach over them. Once the bleach kills the weeds, you can pull the stems out.
Sprinkle borax into the crevices of where you see weeds starting to grow. Do this early in the season so that the weeds don’t have a chance to take root. Borax also protects the household from pests like ants when it’s used around the foundation. Win!
Salt can work as an excellent weed killer. Bring 1 cup salt and 2 cups water to a boil. Pour the boiling salt water directly over the weeds. You can also spread salt directly over the weeds and grasses that poke up between the bricks and pavers.
Sprinkle small handfuls of baking soda onto the weeds. If you’re trying to reach weeds that are growing in between patio blocks, sweep the baking soda into the cracks for the maximum effect. The added sodium will make your garden less desirable.
These are just a few of the safest and most natural ways that you can get a grip on weeds in your garden. Keep these ideas in your back pocket for when regular maintenance doesn’t do the trick.