Weeds can make it tougher to establish your sod and create lawn of your dreams, but don’t let it discourage you. There are proactive steps you can take to keep your sod and grass looking and feeling awesome.
- Identify the type of weeds growing in your grass. Knowing what you are weeding can help you manage it better, and it gives you an idea of the root system and if you can use a weed-killing product on them. Also, using a fertilizer not only helps your lawn but also can deter some weeds’ growth as weeds usually don’t thrive as well in a healthier lawn.
- If you use weed-killing products, be aware if they are non-selective products. These can kill off wanted host plants such as grass and sod, too.
- Take advantage of Colorado’s summer rains and pull weeds right after the storms are over. The sogginess in the soil after the rain will make it easier to get the weeds by their roots, especially in those previously hardened or toughened spots on your lawn.
- Aim to get the entire roots of those weeds and not just the top growth. With long tap roots, it might require digging, but if you keep at it, eventually, you will get to the bottom of those weeds.
- Stay on the offensive with weeds. Treating against those weeds early and often pays off in the long run. It’s best to go at them before they can take seed and spread throughout your entire sod and lawn.
For more tips on growing your best lawn and for competitive sod prices in Denver, visit Emerald Sod Farms, your Denver experts in organic quality sod and turf grass, or call 303-654-0202.