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Eliminating Weeds for an Impressively Green Lawn

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

Weeds, if left unchecked, can choke the life out of your lawn and turn your landscape into a depressing brown hue. That said, eliminating weeds should be one of your chief concerns. Whether you use chemical sprays or go organic, here are some helpful tips on managing the weed invasion and restoring your lawn to its pristine condition.

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Eliminating Weeds Via Chemical Sprays
Despite the negative connotation that chemical weed treatments are getting in an age of eco-friendliness, they're typically not entirely bad. Weed sprays have come a long way from the days of burning, caustic formulas--primarily due to advances in technology. However, you have to follow the guidelines for application. Here's what to keep in mind:

  • While most weeds should disappear with one treatment, eliminating weeds fully may require several applications
  • Spraying light amounts several times over the course of a season is usually more effective than highly-concentrated doses
  • Choose liquid weed control as opposed to granulated formulas

A Green Lawn via Organic Methods
If you're one of those homeowners that appreciate the earth-saving tactics of organic weed control, you're not alone. Consumers across the globe are buying into the green trend. If you're going to go eco-friendly, here are some tips:

  • Use mulch to provide an additional surface layer that suppresses weeds by excluding the light that feeds them
  • If you don't mind a little hard work, rotovators or other similar gardening tools can restore your green lawn
  • Organic weed and feed formulas can take care of two vital processes in one punch

No matter what weed spray you choose--organic or chemical--with the right treatment and dedication to care, your lawn should stay healthy and weed free throughout the year.

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About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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