Effective Tips and Tricks for Weed Control for Lawns

September 10, 2021

If you spend a pretty good amount of time tending to your garden, you might find yourself spending a surprising amount of time removing weeds. With effective weed control techniques in place, you can be saving yourself and your garden a whole lot of time, energy, and money. Our team of experienced lawn experts is here to help take the load off your shoulders. 

These invasive plants can spread quickly throughout your yard, taking away nutrients and energy from your favorite plants and flowers. Even after removing weeds once, they can sometimes grow back quickly, which only creates more work for you in the long run. Keep reading for some of our convenient and valuable tips on reliable weed control for your lawn. 

When In Doubt, Go Organic

It can be easier to douse your weeds with a non-organic weed killer. However, this is not always the best solution as it can cause detrimental damage to your overall garden. To protect the life of the plants on your lawn, consider embracing a more balanced and holistic approach to removing and controlling weeds. Trust us; your plants will thank you later. 

Don’t Be Shy With The Mulch

There is a significant amount of benefits when it comes to adding mulch to your lawn. Not only can it add attractive curb appeal, but it can improve the existing soil and, most importantly, prevent weeds from sprouting. 

Mulch can be made up of different materials, from wood, rock, to synthetic materials. Wood mulch is a common favorite among our fellow green thumbs due to its benefit of improving the soil. So does mulch work exactly? 

Mulch deprives any weeds of the light needed to grow while keeping your conserving water, keeping your soil moist. Although, it is not a one-and-done method. Mulch should be maintained and replenished as needed to keep it at least 2 inches deep. 

Smart Watering

The easiest way to be rid of weeds is to stop watering them. By enforcing selective watering, weed-seed germination is significantly reduced by nearly 70 percent. A valuable alternative to manual watering can be a drip hose. 

Weed roots tend not to grow as deep as normal grass roots. A drip hose ensures that the water is absorbed into the soil, feeding only the desirable plants that are deeply rooted. 

Snip Their Heads Off

As ambitious as that sounds, it is one of the most effective ways to slow down the growth of weeds if you are not able to remove them entirely. By chopping off the heads of the weeds, you are potentially buying yourself some time before “seed rain” starts. If you have not heard of seed rain, it is the process by which seeds start to fall from the mother plant, eventually forming more weeds. 

Use Organic Herbicides

Pre-emergent herbicides are stellar for creating a protective barrier within the soil and contain chemicals that prevent plant growth, including weeds. It’s ideal for adding pre-emergent herbicides before weed seeds have the chance to germinate and populate. Many consider this one of the best weed control methods as it can have a significantly effective turnout. 

Additionally, post-emergent herbicides are beneficial after weeds have sprouted. Although, keep in mind that post-emergent herbicides are typically only effective with specific types of weeds. It can also result in more damage to your desirable plants, so we highly recommend being cautious during application. 


Oddly enough, weeds do not do well in tight spaces. Another effective weed control method is to close in on the plant space by shading the soil between plants. If you take action by immediately planting your desirable plants in close contact with one another, you are preventing weed growth from the start. 

Patience is Key

For the best results, patience is essential. Weed removal can be a process, and to ensure it is done right, it is best not to rush. With these weed control techniques, you can reduce the amount of effort and time you have to put towards weeding your lawn. 

Contact All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care Today!

With the help of strategic weed control methods and our trusted experts, your weed worries will be washed away in no time. At All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care, we use weed control solutions called selective herbicides. 

This treatment specializes in killing hundreds of different types of weeds without affecting the grass. Although, it can also benefit from killing annual grasses such as crabgrass and foxtail, which could become dangerous for pets. We will be by your side during every stage so that you can focus on living your best life weed-free. Contact us today at 801-477-1289 for a FREE quote!