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Lawn care is incredibly important. You can have the nicest sod in Tacoma installed on your property, and it won’t mean anything if you don’t take care of it. This doesn’t just involve making sure it gets enough water, it involves making sure predatory weeds aren’t around to suck up valuable resources. Your lawn is an ecosystem, and weeds upset your grasses monopoly. If it makes it easier, the grass blades are citizens of your lawn, and weeds are the intrusive monsters who destroy their cities. Some weeds cause bare patches, others take over a lawn, all of them are preventable.

Tips to stay weed free

  • Mow correctly – That’s easy, you just fire it up and move it around the yard starting at the edges, right? Not so fast. Depending on what type of grass you have, it can thrive at different lengths. If you don’t want to do your homework, at least keep it above 3 inches. This allows the grass to root much more deeply, and in turn naturally crowd out weeds. Tall grass also prevents baby weeds from getting sunlight, stopping them before they get a chance to do any damage.
  • Perform lawn maintenance This may take a little bit of time, but will be well worth it. Your lawn day should include:
    • Weeding your lawn by hand
    • Dethatching your lawn
    • Lawn aeration
    • Seeding of bare spots

    You’ll have a bit of an unsightly lawn for 3 to 4 weeks, but after that you should be well on your way to a more beautiful, healthier lawn.

  • Control Weeds – There are a number of different methods you can use, some of which are even organic. Options include selective weedkillers, herbicides, and things like Corn Gluten which actually prevent seeds from germinating. You’ll want to investigate which option is correct for your needs, as several may be required. This will be dependent on the current state of your grass, and the area you are treating.For excellent sod in Tacoma, Call (360) 456 – 1006 or Contact Country Green Turf today.

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