What are lawn weeds and how to deal with them
No matter how carefully you prepare the soil for planting grass, you still can not avoid the appearance of weeds, which will spoil the entire lawn in the garden.
When the lawn is overgrown with weeds, it has a very unsightly appearance, its condition worsens, and it becomes difficult to call it a lawn. Weeds are constantly at odds with cultivated plants for space, moisture and nutrients. They do not allow lawn grasses to develop. And the more you know about them, the better your garden will look.
The main representatives of lawn weeds are Dandelion, Clover, Plantain, Moss, Ranunculus, Bryozoans.
Dandelion - This weed is most effectively removed manually. A small residue of the root is able to give offspring of young dandelions, therefore it is necessary to cultivate the soil at the places of its removal with a selective herbicide. After 6 weeks, repeat the treatment again.
Clover - it can be removed with a lawn mower, but it’s better to go manually too. Treat the lawn with iron sulfate preparations each spring, and selective herbicides can be used during the summer. In spring, it is advisable to introduce nitrogen fertilizer into the ground, which will inhibit the growth of this weed.
Plantain - Each bush needs to be dug up. After digging, it is advisable to treat the pit with selective herbicide.
Moss - treat the lawn with preparations based on iron sulfate. After 14 days, collect all the moss and additionally sow lawn grass.
Buttercup - this weed spoils the lawn very much. To combat buttercup in the spring, continuous action herbicides are used, and then, during the summer, areas not destroyed after a mass attack are treated with a selective herbicide.
Bryozoan - iron sulfate-based preparations are effective, then selective herbicides.
In addition to the above, there is still a large number of weeds, and the control methods for each are individual.
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Where do weeds come from on your lawn?
The main source is soil that contains weed seeds. They can persist for years in the land, and they germinate when favorable conditions are created for them. Manure is also a supplier of weed seeds. When you bring cultivated plants into the soil, you suspect that you plant weeds in your garden without suspecting it. Factors such as water, wind, animals and birds also help the emergence of weeds. And lawn seeds may also contain weed seeds.
A lot of weeds are removed by cutting. If you regularly mow the lawn and water, the lawn grass will grow better and naturally displace weeds.
Keeping the lawn in perfect condition is quite a troublesome task, but if you do it regularly, your lawn will be a decoration of the garden, an excellent background for flower beds and ornamental plants and will create for you and your loved ones comfort and coziness in your garden for a long time.