Over time, grass will reduce the nutrients in the soil it is growing in. As this happens the grass weakens, often yellowing and thinning, allowing weeds to take hold.
Fertilizers to feed your grass comes in a variety of formats, with different nutrient content. It is important to use the best fertilizer for your grass, and the time of year, to give your grass the best chance and to minimize fertilizer runoff that can be harmful to nearby rivers and streams.
If the weeds in your lawn are not too established, the grass may be able to grow strong enough to choke them out and kill them. Sometimes, a different method needs to be used in conjunction with the fertilizer.
Hand pulling weeds can work well in some situations or a chemical weed killer may be needed. Some fertilizers come in combination with a weed killer, so you get the benefit of strengthening your grass and weakening the weeds. There are selective weed killers, some focusing on only killing certain kinds of plants while leaving others alone, or non-selective weed killers that are more appropriate for areas where there are no plants you want to preserve.
It is important to keep in mind that the toxins that make weed killers work will end up in the soil around your home or business. At Clear Sky Yard Care & Landscaping, we use weed killers that are safe for kids and pets to be around once the formula has dried. Additionally, we only use weed killers that have a short half-life. This means that they break down quickly in the soil, so there is little to no toxic residue in your soil that may run off into nearby rivers, streams, or other water sources.
With all this in mind, we encourage you to contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation, consultation on getting the weeds in your yard under control and fertilizing your grass so that it stays green and beautiful all year round.