When to tackle weeds in your lawn

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Tilling and in­stalling a new lawn in late Au­gust or the be­gin­ning of Septem­ber can help the lawn es­tab­lish it­self be­fore the first frosts ar­rive, all the while avoid­ing weed growth.

The weed con­trol ex­perts at Roundup also sug­gest a spring­time ap­pli­ca­tion of weed killer if this is the de­sired route. Early treat­ment can pre­vent weed roots from spread­ing too far in the soil, which can re­duce the chances that weed rem­nants will be left be­hind to grow at a later time.

Home­own­ers with small lawns or gar­dens or those who pre­fer hand-weed­ing or us­ing non­chem­i­cal ways to treat weeds must take steps to ad­dress the weeds early. Gar­den­ers can try suffocating weeds by plac­ing wood, blocks or plas­tic over them. Wet news­pa­per used as mulch can block weed for­ma­tion and also clear patches of un­wanted grass so that gar­den beds can be mapped out. Pour­ing boil­ing wa­ter on weeds or pulling them by hand is more ef­fec­tive when roots are young and have not yet spread.

The UK-based com­pany Lawn­smith also sug­gests a mid­spring weed killer ap­pli­ca­tion. This en­sures that all weeds that have sur­faced are ad­dressed and that none are missed by weed­ing too early.

The Idaho-based Town & Coun­try Gar­dens sug­gests lawn and gar­den en­thu­si­asts wait to tackle weeds. By wait­ing and ap­ply­ing weed treat­ments in the fall, when dan­de­lions and other weeds are ab­sorb­ing food and nu­tri­ents in larger quan­ti­ties to sur­vive win­ter, home­own­ers can rid their lawns and gar­dens of weeds ef­fi­ciently.

Weeds are a nui­sance and an eye­sore in lawns and gar­dens. Choos­ing the right time to treat them can en­sure they don’t ad­versely af­fect lush land­scapes and thriv­ing gar­dens.

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