Tips To Tackling The Weeds In Your Los Angeles Yard

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If you make an effort to maintain your yard, you’ve probably had to deal with weeds. It might seem like these pesky plants are more resilient than the ones you actually want in your garden! For some people, this is a challenge they’re willing to take on. For others, it can be what keeps them from enjoying their outdoor space. If you find yourself in the latter group, don’t worry. Aerations Plus offers lawn care in Los Angeles, including weeding services, that will get you the yard of your dreams without any sweat off your back. Contact us today to learn more!

Some People Enjoy Weeding Their Gardens And Lawns

For many people, particularly those that take pride in their gardens, weeding can be a great task. It’s time outside in the fresh air, and there’s something satisfying about clearing your yard of pesky weeds. It’s hard work, but it can be so worth it to keep your yard beautiful. That said, there are also many people who do not have the time or interest to take on weeds. Luckily, at Aerations Plus we can take the work out of weeds. 

The Most Common Weeds That Invade Los Angeles Lawns

There are many types of weeds that infest gardens and lawns in Los Angeles. The problem with weeds isn’t just that they’re unsightly. In fact, many weeds produce flowers, and some blend in with the plants you want in your yard. But weeds choke out the native plants that you want to keep. They are often resilient and grow strong roots. There are many types of weeds that you can expect to find in Los Angeles yards.

Spotted knapweed and yellow starthistle are species of thistle. They spread into dense infestations that damage native plants and seriously deplete soil moisture. Field bindweed, also known as wild morning glory, spreads ruthlessly. It produces pretty flowers, but its roots grow deep. Other common weeds, such as dandelions, crabgrass, and lamb’s quarters, spread through their seeds. They grow quickly and can take over once-healthy yards. 

Top Six Weeding Tips For Those Who Love To Weed

Even if you love weeding your garden, you don’t want to have to do it constantly. Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks you can use to inhibit weed growth so that your garden can be as beautiful as possible. 

  1. Make sure you’re getting rid of the whole weed, including the root. One of the most important things about weeding is making sure the whole plant is removed. If the roots are left behind, weeds will grow back. This is why it’s important to weed your lawn instead of just mowing it; the whole plant needs to be removed. It should be disposed of, not left behind on the lawn, or else the seeds can still spread. 
  2. Apply a blanket of wet newspaper underneath the mulch layer. When setting up your garden, laying down damp newspaper underneath an inch or two of mulch helps smother any weeds that try to grow. Eventually, the newspaper decomposes and nourishes the soil it’s in. 
  3. Use boiling water to kill weeds in driveway cracks. If you’re trying to get rid of weeds from pavement cracks, there are a few methods to go about it. But the easiest way is actually to pour boiling water over the concrete, which will kill the weeds. 
  4. Clean garden tools regularly. A common cause of weed spread is actually from gardening tools. When they aren’t cleaned in between mowing or weeding, seeds can collect on the tools and then spread. 
  5. Avoid having bare spots in your yard. Weeds will grow to fill in empty spaces in the yard. Be sure to space plants according to their label, and you can fill in empty plots with mulch.
  6. Weed when the soil is damp. Damp soil is much easier to work with than dry. You’ll be better able to pull weeds out by the root when the soil is soft.

Using these tips can help maximize your weeding efforts.

Give Us A Call If You’re Not One Of The People Who Love To Weed

If you love to pull weeds, that’s fantastic. Keep on nurturing your green thumb along with your garden. But if you don’t, that’s okay too! You deserve to have a beautiful yard even if you don’t want to devote the time and labor to getting rid of every single weed. That’s why Aerations Plus offers professional weeding services. With more than 25 years of professional lawn care experience, our company is well-equipped to keep your yard looking amazing. Contact Aerations Plus today to learn more about our Los Angeles-based lawn care services. 

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