What’s the best method for managing broadleaf weed control? If you ask ten people this question, you will probably get ten answers. And each of those replies might carry some validity, but we always recommend you take the advice of lawn care professionals to heart. Here are your local lawn care pro’s thoughts regarding several methods for managing broadleaf weed control:
Pull Weeds By Hand: The Backbreaking Method
If you’re lucky enough to only see the occasional dandelion in your lawn, then by all means, yank those suckers by hand. But that’s probably not your reality. Got thick swathes of lawn covered in clover or crabgrass? Sounds like a job for a professional-grade broadleaf weed control product.
The Organic, Green, Chemical-Free DIY Methods
Sites like Pinterest are full of home remedies for just about any problem you can think of. Whether you’re dealing with a sinus infection, a mildew smell in your dishwasher, or weeds in your lawn, somebody somewhere has come up with a home remedy.
You may have read that pouring boiling water on weeds is an effective form of broadleaf weed control. This method can provide limited results. But if you have more than a few mature weeds in your lawn, you are going to spend many hours walking around with your teakettle and going back in to boil a fresh pot of water, over and over. And if the weeds have already gone to seed, hot water won’t do anything to keep those seeds from growing. Pulling them by hand sounds just as easy, and doesn’t put you at risk of second-degree burns.
Not into long walks with pots of boiling water? Maybe you have heard of the vinegar method. As you might guess, it works much like the teakettle method but with a jug of distilled vinegar instead. And a spray nozzle. And you have to apply it on a bright, sunny day. Oh, and the majority of the DIY sites and blogs out there admit it doesn’t work.
The Healthy Lawn Method
We know this idea poses a “which came first, the chicken or the egg” type puzzle. How do you get a healthy lawn when it’s full of weeds? Here’s the key: while you are getting your weed issue addressed, you cannot skimp on your regular lawn care plan. Don’t have a regular lawn care plan? Then that’s probably your core problem.
A healthy lawn requires precise mowing, watering, fertilizing, and aerating. If you skip any of these steps, you open your lawn up to weed infestations. When your turf is healthy and thick, it will do a great job of keeping the weed population down all by itself. When the grass blades are hogging up the water, sunlight, and nutrients, weeds and their seeds don’t stand a chance.
The Lawn Care Professional’s Proven Broadleaf Weed Control Method
Bringing in a lawn care professional to whip your lawn into shape is an excellent investment. Someone who is skilled and experienced will have the right tools and products to make your lawn green and free of weeds in no time. Your lawn care company will probably take on two projects at once: treating your existing weeds, and getting your turf healthy again.
The broadleaf weed control products used by professionals like Kemko are tested extensively by the Environmental Protection Agency. We only use EPA-approved products on our clients’ lawns. This is for the safety of your family and our crews alike. We also prefer these products because we know they get the job done.
As we treat your lawn’s weed problem, we will also work hard to return your lawn to good health. We will assess your soil conditions and nutrient deficiencies. Our team leaders have many years of experience putting together individualized lawn care plans for homeowners all over Atlanta. In addition, we will help you make sure that you are watering and mowing your grass correctly going forward.
Why Choose Kemko for Your Broadleaf Weed Control Needs?
With three decades of experience beautifying Atlanta’s lawns, Kemko knows a thing or two about our region’s turf types. And, we know what it takes to keep lawns green and attractive throughout our changing seasons. We also understand that our clients take great pride in the appearance of their yards.
When you are sick of looking at a lawn full of weeds, Kemko is ready to help. A beautiful yard will increase the pride you feel for your home and improve your property’s value. Rest assured that your lawn will be in good hands with Kemko.
Want to know the best method for managing broadleaf weed control for your property? Contact us today to request a free estimate.