How to Rid Your Lawn of Weeds & Unwanted Growths

There are few things as frustrating as laying a new lawn, waiting for it to grow, watering it regularly, and then finding that there are unwanted weeds and other plant growths showing up amongst the lush leaves of grass. It can really ruin the look of a lawn, and even older, existing lawns are not exempt from a breakout. There are a few steps that you can take to rid your lawn of these unwanted pests, without being destructive to the lawn itself.

Keep the Lawn Mowed to a Low Height:

In preparing for removal of weeds etc, it is a good idea to mow your lawn. Have your mower on the lowest setting. This will destroy many of the flowering weeds (but this will not prevent them growing back!) However, what you are doing here is preventing them from spreading seed, which will only exacerbate the situation. Now, you are left with 3 options:

  • Remove the weeds via digging out by the root.
  • Kill the weeds with a specialised product.
  • Call a landscaping company in to carry out full scale eradication.

Let’s examine the last option first –calling a landscaping company.

What Can A Landscaping Company Offer?

You may be asking, what can a Landscaping Company do that I can’t? A quick visit to can begin to answer that question for you. These guys are specialists in weed removal from lawns, using the best & non destructive techniques for weed removal and eradication. With a landscaping company, you can rest assured that the treatment is permanent.

Killing Weeds with Specialised Products:

Our second option may seem like the solution involving the least amount of work. All you need is a spray pack, the product itself and some water to dilute the product in. Some of these products are better than others of course, with the more recognisable brand names usually yielding better results. However, they are not without their risks, not only to your lawn, but to your & your family’s health, as they are often toxic. If you choose this option, consider it well, and make sure that you apply on a day without windy conditions. This is because the wind can pick up the spray, and disperse it in areas you may not wish for it to be, such as in flower beds.


Remove the Weeds by Digging:

Our first option is not without its downsides either. Who wants a pock marked garden? Also, if weed growth is wide spread, it can be difficult or impossible to identify where the roots even begin. So, while digging out the weeds can work on some of those bigger weeds, plants like creepers are almost impossible to destroy in this way.

Hopefully this gives you some food for thought in your battle to reclaim your lawn!

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