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How to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Yard 

How to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Yard

Did you know that in 2021, over 58 percent of Americans spent more time sprucing up their yards than years before? Without a doubt, yard work has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, keeping a yard beautiful can be a real challenge if you don’t know about weed management and prevention.

That’s why in today’s post, we’ll give you some tips on how to get rid of weeds. Additionally, we’ll tell you some professional landscaping advice that’ll transform the way you do yard work.

Hand Weeding

This method of weed control is best for yards that have only a couple of weeds. You’ll need to have a sharp spade or dandelion digger to pull the weeds effectively since you’ll want to uproot them. But, be extra careful while pulling the weed with a spade since you can accidentally damage the roots of nearby plants.

Once you uproot the weed, you can plant some grass on that patch to avoid another weed from growing. And if you have weeds growing on the pavement of your yard, you can use a weeder to remove most of the plant and then use the spade to uproot it.

Use a Gas-Powered Flamer

If you have a serious weed problem in your yard, you should consider using a flamer to kill them. These flamers will kill any type of weed within hours without harming your other plants. And if you want to be an excellent lawn care pro, you’ll want to use a flamer at least once a year.

But, keep in mind to never use a flamer in areas of your yard with mulch or dry patches. As you can expect, the chemical used in a flamer is highly flammable.

Try Herbicides

Most professional gardeners recommend using herbicide as a last resort since it can kill turf and other plants that you may have in your yard. But, if you use it carefully, you’ll be able to eliminate any trace of weed from your yard within hours of using it. There are two different types of herbicides: contact and systemic.

Contact Herbicides

This type of herbicide will only kill the area of a plant it touches. So, it’ll only destroy the stem and leaves, but not its roots. That’s why you should only use contact herbicide on annual weeds like chickweed or purple deadnettle.

Systemic Herbicides

As you can imagine, this herbicide attacks the weed from the inside, which means it’ll kill the entire plant. The only downside of using systemic herbicides is that you’ll need to apply it several times before it is effective on the weed. And if you decide to use systemic herbicide, you should be extra careful since it can harm your plants.

Get Rid of Weeds Easily

Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to get rid of weeds without breaking a sweat. But, of course, some weeds are tougher to remove than others, so don’t hesitate to contact a professional gardening company to help you out. So, don’t waste another minute, and start removing weed the right way today!

If you found this post helpful in getting rid of weeds, then feel free to look at our other garden-related posts before you leave! 

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