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Weed Control Through Fertilizing & Watering

April 19, 2024by Peter Hudson

As the warmth of Spring comes along, it’s time to turn our attention to revitalizing our yards. One of the most common challenges faced by homeowners this season is dealing with weeds. Getting rid of these weeds is not as hard as you may think. By the power of fertilizing and strategic watering, you can effectively suppress weed growth while promoting a healthy lawn.  

Weeds are plants that thrive in conditions where other plants struggle to grow. They can take over your yard quickly. Traditional methods of weed control usually involve manual removal. 


Proper fertilization is key to maintaining a healthy lawn and for weed control. Fertilizers provide essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are important for plant growth and development. When applied correctly, fertilizers help grass and other desirable plants establish strong root systems, making It difficult for weeds to take over. 

When choosing a fertilizer for your lawn, look for products specifically formulated for the needs of your grass type and region. Try to avoid over-fertilizing by following the manufacturer’s instructions, over-fertilizing can lead to nutrient run off. A slow-release fertilizer applied in the early spring can provide steady nourishment for your lawn throughout the growing season, helping it to outcompete weeds naturally.

Watering Techniques

In addition to fertilizing, watering is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn and reducing weed growth. Instead of frequent shadow watering, aim to water your lawn deeply once or twice a week, depending on where you live and soil moisture levels. Use a sprinkler system to ensure even coverage, and water early in the morning to minimize evaporation. 


Applying mulch to your garden beds can also help suppress weed growth. Mulch acts as a barrier, preventing weed seeds from germinating and competing with your plants for resources. A natural mulch like wood chips or shredded bark would be best. 

By adopting an easy approach to lawn care that emphasizes proper fertilizing, watering, and mulching techniques, you can take control of the weeds, while promoting the health and beauty of your yard.  

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