Were weeds a major hassle in your yard last year? You can fight back and win this spring with a treatment plan. But if you’re like many homeowners across The Hamptons, NY area, you might not know what effective lawn weed control looks like. It goes beyond simply pulling plants out by hand or applying herbicides. For the best form of suppression this season, put the following steps to use on your property:
Step 1: Keep grass healthy. In many cases, problems with weeds are due to poor lawn care management practices. This includes with mowing, watering, and fertilizing. Perform these correctly and you’ll see a big improvement in your yard and far fewer weeds, too. For instance:
- When mowing, don’t cut off more than a third of the grass blade height.
- When you water, do so deeply, at about the rate of one inch per week.
- Help your lawn recover from winter and prepare for the heat of summer with a healthy dose of fertilizer.
Step 2: Start weed control early. Stop certain weeds, such as grassy varieties, from ever surfacing and taking root in your lawn with an application of pre-emergent control during the early spring. Just make sure treatments are timed prior to soil temperatures hitting around 65 degrees regularly, which is when germination occurs. Use the forsythia bush as a guide for timing. When they start budding, pre-treat your property.
Step 3: Look for underlying issues. When a surplus of weeds is spreading, it’s often a red flag that other issues are going on with your soil or grass. For instance, compaction, overly acidic or alkaline conditions, and winter injury all contribute to higher populations. To ensure weeds don’t return and you get the most from your treatment approach, troubleshoot these and other potential problems occurring in your yard.
The Hamptons’ Lawn Weed Control Team: Leave the Work to Us!
As temperatures heat up and weather improves, you want to enjoy your time outside. The weed control professionals at Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons can help you do that. You’ve got enough to handle with regular mowing and watering. Let our technicians tackle the pre- and post-emergent treatments, as well as a range of other services, from aeration and fertilization to pH balancing and power seeding. In fact, with our proven team, we’ll bring your yard back to life – the easy way – this spring.
For a free, on-site consultation and estimate, call (631) 537-7122 today. Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons offers lawn weed control across the local area, including neighboring locations, like East Hampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Moriches, Sagaponack, and the North Fork.