Gardening is a popular hobby but most enthusiasts wouldn’t include “weeding” in a list of reasons why they love gardening. The key to simple and successful weeding is to catch the weeds early, before they have time to really take root. In fact, fall is one of the best times to be pro-active and protect your Kansas City landscaping from tenacious weedy invaders.
Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent at the Kansas City Star, shared some helpful tips for fall weed abatement.
Control Fall Weeds in Your Kansas City Landscaping
One of the bonuses of eliminating weed problems in the fall is that most weeds are small – the size of a quarter or less – and they won’t flower until spring. Once sunshine and spring rains commence, weeds can grow and blossom overnight, which makes them nearly impossible to eliminate.
Liquid and granular herbicides are both effective but its important to read manufacturer’s instructions for optimal efficacy. Make sure to pay attention to special instructions for fall fertilization schedules if you use granule-based products. Make sure lawn seedlings have been mowed a couple of times before applying potentially harmful herbicides.
Fall weed control will help you enjoy a weed-free lawn this summer.
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