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The Complete Weed Control Guide for Kingsport Homeowners

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Weeds sprout almost anywhere, which is why they are a nuisance for many homeowners that take pride in having a lush green lawn. You might be tempted to grab some weed killer spray from your local hardware store to take care of these pesky plants, although solutions like this are harmful to humans and the environment and therefore, should be used sparingly or as a last resort. So, how do you get rid of weeds? Today on the blog, Promier Landscapes shares the complete weed control guide for Kingsport homeowners. Explore biological methods of weed management, as well as simple ways to prevent weeds in the first place.

Prevent weeds in Kingsport

Prevention is the best way to keep weeds out of your yard. It’s best to take control of the situation immediately and stay on top of handling weeds in your yard before it gets out of control. Some simple steps you can take to prevent weeds are to take excellent care of your lawn. Start by mowing at the proper height, and not too short. You should mow regularly during growing season. Also, aerate your lawn every year, which removes soil plugs and helps oxygenate the soil and increase nutrients for healthy grass and plants. Add mulch to your garden or flower beds to act as a barrier that reduces weeds. Additionally, only water grassy areas and plants that you want to live and avoid watering patches of weeds.

Deal with weeds immediately

It’s best to deal with weeds as soon as you spot them. That way, you can easily pull them by hand, or cut the tops off them so that they die. If you must, you can apply an herbicide as a spot treatment. Just be cautious about spraying herbicides close to plants or grass that you don’t want to kill. And always follow the directions on the bottle for safe application methods.

Weed when the weather permits

There is an old saying that says, “Pull when wet, hoe when dry.” This means it’s best to pull weeds when the soil is moist like after a good rainfall. Avoid trying to pull weeds when the soil is dry because you’ll likely end up breaking the weed off at the soil level, leaving its roots behind, which means the weed will sprout again. We also recommend having some handheld yard tools handy when pulling weeds. You can even use an old table fork to pry twisted roots or tendrils of henbit or chickweed, common weeds that grow in East Tennessee.

Hire a professional landscaper in Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport, Tennessee

Professional landscapers do more than just mow your lawn and trim your shrubs. We also provide complete lawn care services to help you maintain a lush green landscape with little to no weed growth. Many times, professional lawn care in Kingsport is necessary to control an overgrowth of weeds in your yard, which can seem overwhelming to deal with as a homeowner. If you’d like to learn more about professional lawn care services in Kingsport or schedule a consultation, contact Promier Landscapes by calling (423) 246-7977.