3 Natural Ways To Control Weeds On Your Property

Posted on: 18 March 2015

Tired of looking at eyesores of weeds on your property? If so, then it might be time to contact a commercial weed control company in your area to have the problem dealt with. However, once they've completed their work, it'll still be up to you to prevent weeds from making a comeback on your lawn. Fortunately, there are some simple, effective, and natural methods for controlling weeds on your property.

Douse With Boiling Water

For even the most stubborn of weeds, a dousing of water can be enough to take care of the job. To kill two birds with one stone, you could even use leftover boiling water from the next time you boil some pasta or potatoes. Just be careful when handling the water, taking the time to ensure that all outdoor pets are clear of the area before pouring. Within a few days, you should begin to see the weeds die, and at that point, all that's left for you to do is to pull them out of the ground.

Cover With Newspaper and Mulch

Another option for getting rid of weeds in your lawn is to cover them up with newspaper and mulch. The nice thing about this option is that newspaper is biodegradable and saves you money (since you won't have to buy landscaping fabric). Furthermore, mulching areas of your yard can add a nice landscaping feature while cutting down on the amount of yard maintenance you need to perform regularly. Be sure to use thick stacks of newspaper, which will block out the sun's rays that are needed for weeds to grow.

Give Them Some Competition

Finally, one of the best ways to get rid of weeds on your lawn is to simply give them some competition in the form of healthy plants and grass. Flowers, ground covers, and garden crops can easily kill off weeds by "stealing" their nutrients, water, and sunlight. In other words, the better you take care of your lawn, the less likely you are to face a weed problem in the first place. This is probably the most "natural" weed prevention option out there.

Nobody wants to deal with unsightly weeds on their property, but weeds are also notoriously difficult to get rid of. This is why hiring a weed control company like Snyder's Weed Control to take care of the initial weed infestation is advised. From there, you can utilize the above tips to keep your property weed-free.