Lawn Care Tip For Week 12 (Mar 21st – 28th in 2011)
How Come Your Lawn Still Has Weeds? You Should Have No Weeds!
Dealing with weeds is probably a bigger addiction in America than is heroin. Applying herbicide to the lawn is an annual ritual. The reason homeowners are dealing with weeds in their lawn EVERY year is simple: after they kill the weeds this year THEY DO NOT REPLACE THOSE WEEDS WITH GRASS PLANTS LEAVING SPACE FOR MORE WEEDS TO BECOME ESTABLISHED. Is that nuts or what?
Believe it or not it is possible to have a lawn with no weeds; or at least so few you cannot notice them. Having no weeds takes two to three years but then you have no weeds; how tough is that idea to accept?
It’s a numbers game if you want a lawn with few or no weeds.
Over 50% weeds in the lawn, kill everything and overseed in spring and again in the fall and permanently raise the lawn mower.
With 20% to 50% weeds, kill the weeds and leave grass alone; overseed in the spring and the fall and raise the lawn mower.
Under 20% weeds, then overseed twice and raise the lawn mower.
Overseed every 4 to 5 years whether the lawn looks like it needs it or not.
Guess what? Tall dense turf does not allow weeds to become established. So you want tall dense turf. For a complete description of how to have a lawn with no weeds for years and years go to this link: