Want to know something you and your lawn have in common? You both need nourishment and prevention from harmful parasites! In regards to your lawn, does this sound extreme? Well, it’s not.
The top two best things you can do to help your lawn and garden maintain or improve its lush green appearance is to fertilize the soil and control weeds. Just how much do you know about these basic processes? Read on to find out more.
Most of us are familiar with pulling weeds. Some enjoy it, others don’t. Needless to say, weed control is pest control but for plants. Weeds are notorious for competing with the plants you have chosen as they take nutrients, space, light, and water from the rest of the plants you’d like to keep in your garden.
Not only this, but they can be poisonous to plants, animals, and in some cases humans. Even more so, some of them are incredibly painful to the touch as they can grow prickly burrs or thorns like musk thistle.
While the image in our mind of pulling weeds looks simple, there are some truly important things to consider in order for weed control to be effective. Protective gear should be worn to cover your skin to prevent sun damage but also prevent unhealthy exposure to any herbicides that may be used.
Second, weeds must be pulled out from the root. Roots can be deceiving and are often deeper than gardeners assume. If weed roots are left in the soil, over time, weeds just end up growing back. Weed control also involves the process of mulching to help with prevention.
But more on weed control later, let’s move on to fertilization.
Unlike weed control, fertilization is a much happier process to consider. Think of fertilizing as giving your garden and lawn wonderful supplements that help them thrive! Water, sun, and soil don't cut it for plant growth.
Many plants do not receive the necessary nutrients they need to go on with life. The beginning of proper fertilization starts with understanding what soil type your plants have.
Soils contain nutrients already, so fertilizer is meant to come alongside and supplement what nutrients the soil lacks. While this may sound as easy as matching a pair of socks, it is also possible to overfeed plants.
What we have discussed so far in terms of weed control and fertilization is only the very basics of everything gardeners must consider to achieve happy plants that are well taken care of.
Remember, to be able to service your lawn and garden successfully in the areas of fertilization and weed control, one must have the proper tools, clothing, as well as understanding of what soil, herbicides, fertilizer, and mulch best suit the environment and needs of each plant.
After all the brain work that goes into preparation for this comes the manual labor to get the job done.
The best news is, you don’t have to do any of this yourself at all! Save time and in some cases even money (it’s true) by contacting us today.
Have a stress-free, work-free relationship with your yard and allow us to take care of your lawncare needs. “Weed” be happy to help you! Call us at 434-226-0125.