Friday, February 24, 2012

Many Different Types of Weeds and How to Get Rid of Them

According to conventional wisdom, weed is basically anything that's growing in your lawn that you don't want to have there. Reads can be ugly or unsightly, but most of the time they just don't fit in with the rest of the lawn. Sometimes reads can even be other types of grasses that you don't want to have there. Weeds can come into your lawn to a variety of different sources. They can come through the air from your neighbor's lawn, or they can be carried in by birds and occasionally even on the bottom of your shoes. Even though there are many ways to avoid having weeds in your lawn, most people agree that once they're there, you have to know how to get rid of them.

So how would you go about trying to get rid of weeds in your lawn? Well that depends a lot on the type of weed that you are trying to get rid of. Some weeds are easy to get rid of and you can get rid of them simply by pulling them or by using a contact herbicide. Contact herbicides will kill anything they come into contact with. Dandelions are an example of a weed that does not usually die when you pull it or when you apply a contact herbicide. If you have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you are better off using a systematic herbicide that will be absorbed into the plant and destroy it from the inside out. If you are going to try and pull dandelions by hand, make sure that you also get the tap roots. You may have to use a screwdriver or a weed forged in order to take them out.

Whenever you apply weed killers make sure that you water them into your lawn. ( this of course goes for systematic weed killers and not for contact herbicides. When you're not using your weed killers make sure to keep them out of the reach of children and away from places where they could spill and do damage. Weed killer for lawns is basically a type of poison. It is poisonous to weeds, and most of the time it is also semi-poisonous to humans and to grass as well. Don't use more weed killer then you need to to get the job done.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

How to Fix Your Lawn When You Have Weeds?

If you found this article online, it is probably because you're trying to learn how to fix a lawn with a lot of weeds. The best way to do it is to first of all determine how many we do have in your lawn. The amount of weed you have will determine what method you use to trying get rid of them and repair your lawn. If you have less than 50% weeds, that is awesome. You can do it the easy way. All you need to do is just apply weed killer to your lawn or a weed killer that also fertilizes.

If you apply this to your lawn once or twice, you'll probably get rid of the majority of the weeds and you'll have a lawn that looks much nicer and healthier. By keeping your lawn healthy, you make it harder for weeds to come back. The best defense against weeds is grass that is growing very healthy in your lawn. If you have more than 50% meets your lawn, lawn repair is going to be a little bit more difficult. The way you're going to want to repair your lawn if you're going to probably want to just pray your whole lawn with Roundup and then wait 7 to 10 days for it to die. Once it is dead, use a sod cutter to cut out the Saud and the weeds that are in your lawn. After you remove all of the sod, add a fresh layer of topsoil to your existing dirt.

Make sure to grade it properly before installing new sod. The next step is to install new Saud. Have the sod delivered on the same day that you plan to install it. This will increase the chances of a growing and it will also come in a lot faster. Then you want to roll out your lawn with a soil roller. Make sure to roll in straight lines. And make sure that the thought comes into contact with the soil as you are rolling it on. After you get your lawn completely rolled, you may want to go back and trim or cut the edges if they are supposed to be uneven.

 Then, make sure to water your lawn on a regular basis, two or three times per day. This will keep the new sod from drying out, and it should help it to establish with the soil itself a lot faster. Aerating your lawn on a regular basis can also help you to have less weeds. When the soil is compacted, grass doesn't grow as well. When you aerate, you make the ground less compacted so the turf and grass can get thicker and provide better protection against weeds.