Everyone can always use some good tips to keep their landscaping growing and green! That’s why I have decided to put together a quick blog with some tips on weeding your garden and watering your lawn. Sure they seem like pretty easy tasks, but like with everything else, there are better ways to go about it, so that you don’t harm your plants and landscaping without even knowing you’re doing so. It’s a lot easier than you think! Here’s what you need to know:
How Often & How Much: This is where a lot of our clients get a little confused. Unfortunately, there isn’t a solid answer of when and how much. As a general rule, the lawn should get about 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week. This could be from your sprinkler, hose, or Mother Nature herself with rain. You want the soil to be wet about 6 inches to get to the longer roots.
Sprinkler vs. Hose: This is a personal preference. The sprinkler is easier to work with, especially when you have a larger lawn to deal with. If you have a smaller lawn a sprinkler could be more of a hassle.
How to Weed Your Garden Correctly While you should keep after the weeds regularly, the summer is when they can really get out of control. Between the summer heat, the moisture from the humidity, and thunderstorms, weeds are at their prime. Before you know it one or two weeds could turn into several almost overnight. The key is to stay one step ahead of them. Thankfully once you get a handle on de-weeding, it’s pretty easy to keep up with it. Here’s what you need to do:
Don’t let the seeds in the soil: De-weeding can take time, especially if you have a lot of them. Their roots are extremely strong for such small plants. If you can’t pull everything up, snip off the flowers. This will prevent more seeds from falling into the soil.
Mulch it up: Mulch not only protects your flowers and soli, but it prevents new plants from growing from a seed. In this case, it would be the unwanted weeds.
Check often: Once you’ve gotten rid of the current weeds, periodically check to make sure new ones haven’t sprung up. Your soil is littered with unwanted seeds from birds and animals dropping them. If you don’t keep after them, they could pop back up and smother out the rest of your garden. This will be the easiest part though. You’ve already done the hard work with the first de-weeding.