Using the right herbicide is important. Herbicides control different weeds, it is important to read the label and make sure you are apply the proper herbicide for the weeds you are trying to control.
NUMBER ONE, Your Lawn Is Struggling!
Your lawn might be mostly weeds because of your neighbors. Some neighbors you would swear are trying to grow weeds. When your neighbors have weeds they will spread into your lawn. There isn’t much you can do about neighbors that don’t take care of their lawn, maybe share this article with them. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
NUMBER TWO, Your not using the right herbicides!
Another important thing to help control weeds is the application of Pre Emergent herbicides. These will prevent weeds from growing in the lawn. This will also prevent grass seed from growing, so be sure not to put this down if you plan to seed your lawn.
Starting out, you probably want to know just why weeds have overtaken your grass, so you can prevent it from happening again.
In order to make a successful game plan, you’ll need to know just what kind of weeds you’re dealing with. Weed treatments are designed to target specific weeds, so what may work on your broadleaf weeds may leave your grass-like weeds A-OK.
If your lawn is patchy and full of weeds, it will never be the envy of the neighborhood. What you’re after is a lush, green lawn with even grass and no dandelions poking their way through. That may sound hard to achieve, but it isn’t too difficult if you follow these steps.
Depending on the type of weed treatment you choose, you may need to wait for up to four weeks. You can ask your local garden center for information about when it’s safe to plant.
Step 10: Maintain Your Lawn
Your raking and tilling from the previous step can help with dethatching, but you can also use a dethatching rake if the layer is too excessive.
We recommend using two different types of spreaders. For the majority of the work, you should use a broadcast spreader because they distribute seed evenly, allowing for thorough coverage. But you’ll want to use a drop spreader around the edges of garden beds to make sure you don’t inadvertently drop seed into them.
For this step, it’s crucial that you follow the directions to the letter. Make sure you apply the proper product at the proper time. It’s a good idea to check out the forecast beforehand, since you don’t want any storms to wash away your herbicide.
Restoring a Lawn Full of Weeds in 10 Steps
Weeds can be broken down further into categories based on their life cycle—annual, biennial, or perennial.
To prepare the soil after either method, make sure you till it down to roughly 6 to 8 inches.