Northwest Florida weather takes a toll on lawns every year. On top of that, your yard is under attack each season from a variety of intruders, particularly weeds. They, in turn, compete with grass for critical resources, taking over space and eating up nutrients. What can you do to provide better protection? You need a lawn weed control plan, one that enables you to kick out those most common to the Niceville area and kickstart better growth in the process. Here’s what it should include:
- Checking the soil pH. The pH level of your soil is an important part of weed management. Not only can a balanced one help grass compete better, but it can also impact herbicide performance. That’s why, if yours is too acidic or alkaline, it must be amended. Check it first with a test to determine the exact level.
- Making higher cuts. How you approach mowing can hinder or help weeds. Too short and your lawn gets stressed. But cutting to the proper height shades the soil, so young weeds can’t take in enough sunlight to develop. In addition, regular, higher cuts encourages thicker, more robust growth.
- Beginning fertilizing. Weeds thrive in deficient and damaged lawns. Grasses, however, do not. That’s why it’s important to regularly fertilize your yard, starting in the spring. Throughout the rest of the outdoor season, provide around a total of eight to nine applications for effective lawn weed control. Just don’t deliver too much, as it can upset the nutrient balance and accelerate turf growth to the point where it’s weakening the root structure.
- Watering thoroughly. When you’re watering your lawn, make sure you do so at a rate where it’s penetrating the soil below the root system. A good rule of thumb is to provide around 3/4 inch uniform water coverage. When you do, you’ll encourage roots to develop deeper into the soil to reach moisture, producing a stronger root system and lawn less prone to weeds.
The Niceville Area’s Lawn Weed Control Team: Leave the Work to Us!
Getting rid of weeds take a lot of time. If you’d rather spend your time on other activities, turn to Lawn Doctor of Fort Walton Beach-Destin-Niceville for help with weed control. We offer both pre- and post-treatments, as well as preventative care, all to diminish the risk of future infestations. With our team working for you, you don’t have to wonder about what to buy or when to apply. Just kick back and enjoy a guaranteed beautiful lawn.
Set up a free, on-site consultation with Lawn Doctor of Fort Walton Beach-Destin-Niceville by calling (850) 651-8232 today. We offer individual lawn weed control services, as well as annual plans across the Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre, Santa Rosa Beach, and Crestview, FL areas.