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Conquering the Weed!

Jun 10, 2016 12:58:35 PM

Written by

McKay Staff

in Plant Care Landscaping Tips

The never ending cycle of weeding can be torture even for the most experienced gardener. In honor of National Weed Your Garden Day on June 13th, our professionals put their heads together to give you the best advice out there from identifying, to controlling, and why weeds harm your other plants. 
 
1. Identifying is Crucial! Once you identify you'll know the best plan of attack. Weeds can be mechanically and chemically removed. You can also use some level of cultural practice like mulching in garden beds or plant a cover crop to reduce weed pressure.
 
2. Weeds prevent your other plants from growing by robbing nutrients and they can spread viruses to healthy plants & flowers.
 
3. Stop the cycle! Remove weeds before they flower and produce seed to leave behind for next year, which will only continue the frustration.
 
4. If you do decide to use chemicals for eliminating weeds, use spot treatments instead of blanket spraying and you will use much less chemical on your lawn.
 
5. Water is your friend! It's easier to weed when the soil is moist. Wait to attack your weeds after a rainstorm and it will go much faster. 
  
What are some of your favorite tips or tricks to managing and attacking weeds?

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