Are there pesky plants growing among your flower beds that you can’t seem to control? Gardeners are continuously working hard to stop those weeds in their tracks. To help arm you, we have compiled a list of tips to aid you in your battle of gardeners vs. weeds.
Round 1: Inspect your lawn
Keep a keen eye on your landscape and flower beds to make sure weeds aren’t present. Weeds start to grow when grass is unhealthy and starts to thin. So be sure to stay on top of your lawn care regimen to help stop weeds from growing.
Round 2: Hand pull your weeds
Young weeds are easy enough to pull out of the ground since their root system is small and has not fully taken hold of the earth. If you have some hardy, older weeds you may want to wait until after a rain shower to make them easier to pull. For pulling tap-rooted weeds such as dandelions, make sure you get as much of the root as possible. Pull as much as two inches straight out of the ground! Remember: moist soil is best for the fight.
Round 3: Tools
There are various tools and ways to keep weeds from taking over your garden. Ace Hardware of Fort Collins has many products such as the Easy Gardener weed block landscape fabric, Garden Weasel popper stem & twist, Home Plus long handle weeding hoe, Corona eGrip 14in, L Aluminum serrated weed cutter, and more to help you win the fight against weeds in your garden.
Round 4: Herbicides
Lying down a pre-eminent herbicide, such as Roundup Landscape Weed Preventer, in your garden is ideal to help stop those weeds before they start. If you are late in catching those feisty weeds, you can spray herbicides using a pressurized sprayer. However, you will want to make sure you are using an herbicide that is safe for grass. If you need a stronger product, you may want to look into using a weed killer.
Weeds are tough and can wreak havoc on any type of garden. However, Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is here to help knock them out! Stop by our store located on Harmony Road and our friendly staff will assist you in your efforts to take down those weeds!