It seems like as soon as you spot one weed, they begin to multiply by the hour until they become a huge problem. While getting rid of them may seem like a daunting task, it will boost your turf’s health and make your landscape more appealing. The most effective way to get rid of weeds is to make sure your lawn is an environment that is difficult for them to thrive in. For example, grass that is low mowed, water deprived and compacted soil all promote the growth of weeds. So, avoiding these three issues is a great way to help keep the weeds away permanently.

If you are searching for steps on how to get rid of a lawn full of weeds, RiverView Turf is here to help. We know the frustration these plants can cause, but by following the below steps it will help you defeat weeds right in their tracks.

Here’s where to start:

Thoroughly examine your lawn.      

This will help you get an idea of what type of weeds you have on your hands. There are certain treatments tailored to specific weeds, so you need to be sure of what you are dealing with before you can purchase the right product.       

Pre-emergent vs. post-emergent.

 In order to effectively treat the weeds, you need to know what stage they are in. If the weeds are already growing and established, you will need to purchase a post-emergent treatment. If you are attempting to target them prior to the growing season, you should purchase a pre-emergent treatment.

Follow the instructions to properly kill the weeds.               

It’s important to have a clear understanding of the directions before applying the treatment. Be sure to read the bag thoroughly before starting in order to know how much of the product to apply and when to do it. This will help ensure treatment is effective.

Maintain your lawn.  

Be sure to follow a lawn maintenance schedule throughout the seasons. Taking care of your lawn will help keep it weed-free and looking beautiful. A few examples include: seeding your lawn during the fall and mowing regularly during the summer.

If it’s time to give your lawn’s grass a refresh, contact the team at RiverView Turf by calling (866) 298-1504. We have a variety of sod grass to choose from including: Zoysia, Centipede, Saint Augustine and Bermuda. All are grown to the highest quality standards for a lush, beautiful and durable landscape turf to enhance your home, development project or commercial property.