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Denver Landscaping Maintenance: How to Keep Weeds Out of Your Yard

August 9, 2017

No matter how much you spend on landscaping, your beautiful yard can easily be ruined by invasive weeds. Keeping weeds out of your yard is difficult, but not impossible. Follow these Denver landscaping maintenance tips to prevent weed growth:

Lay down mulch.

If you have a certain area that you want to protect from weeds, such as a flowerbed, apply a layer of mulch to this part of your yard. Mulch will prevent weeds from growing and help the soil retain moisture so other plants can receive the nutrients they need to grow strong. Be sure to choose an organic mulch that will break down over time without harming the environment.

Mow the lawn.

How often do you mow your lawn? If you want to prevent weed growth, get in the habit of mowing your lawn on a regular basis. Mowing the lawn keeps your grass healthy and thick, and if the grass is thick, it will not allow weed seeds to reach the soil and will thus prevent weed growth. It’s important to use the right blade setting if you are mowing your lawn in order to keep weeds out. The ideal cutting height setting for this purpose is typically one of the two highest settings. Learn how to control or kill weeds by mowing.

Aerate the lawn.

Weeds thrive in soil that is tightly compacted, so if you want to keep these pesky plants out of your yard, hire a professional landscaping company to aerate the soil. Aerating involves creating small holes throughout the soil that will break up compacted soil and allow air, water, and nutrients to sink deep down to the roots of the surrounding plants. There are several ways that you can aerate the soil on your own, but it’s best to hire a professional who knows how to use a heavy duty aerator machine.

Pull weeds by hand.

One of the easiest—yet most time-consuming—methods of removing weeds from your lawn is pulling the weeds by hand. If you’re going to spend time pulling weeds by hand, make sure that you are removing the root and not just the visible part of the plant. If the root remains in the soil, the weeds will grow back fairly quickly and you will have wasted a significant amount of time and energy. If the area that has been affected by weeds is a garden or flowerbed, pulling the weeds by hand is the best option so you don’t harm other plants in the area.

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty or squat down in an uncomfortable position, consider buying a weed remover tool that allows you to grab weeds by the root while standing up.

Do you need help keeping weeds out of your yard? If so, it’s time to contact the professionals. Our team can help you maintain your beautiful lawn. Call My Landscaper, the premier landscaping design company in Denver. Contact us today to discuss your landscaping needs with our team of experts!