A healthy and beautiful lawn can lose its appeal when weed growth starts getting uncontrollable. There are different types of weeds that can become a problem and affect how your property looks. This is why it is important to have a sensible lawn care plan in place – to keep the yard looking great.
Get rid of the pesky weeds taking over your lawn and start to grow healthy grass with these gardening tips:
Aerate your lawn to oxygenate the soil and help the water seep farther down. If you have a large lawn, you can purchase an aerating machine available at your local hardware store. For smaller lawns, however, a manual tool can get the job done.
Deep and Infrequent Watering
Frequent and light watering encourages the growth of weeds. Lawn care experts like ThinkWater.act.gov.au and TDL.com.au suggest watering your grass deeply and infrequently to encourage the growth of a healthy turf and to reduce water evaporation. This watering technique also increases turf resistance to diseases and drought.
Fertilise the Right Way
The lack of fertiliser can lead to a thin and unhealthy lawn, while too much help nurtures the growth of more than just grass. Follow the application rates recommended in the fertiliser package to promote a balance. It is best to use products with a high-level of controlled release nitrogen for a steady nutrient supply.
Use the Right Herbicides
If other measures don’t seem effective, you can use herbicide on the lawn. The type of herbicide you need to use will depend on the type of grass and weed you have. You can visit the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority to know which type of herbicide you should use.
Once your lawn has been restored, take the right measures to maintain it. Know more about the mowing and fertilising requirement of the particular grass species you used. Make sure to keep a proper watering schedule to promote root growth.