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Manage Weeds with Your Denver Sprinkler Repair Service

January 29, 2016

Weeds are plants that are out of place and detract from the beauty of your lawn due to the contrast in color and texture between the plants. In addition to being unsightly, weeds can take away important nutrients and water from your grass. When your lawn is stressed, it’s a perfect time for these pesky weeds to invade. That’s why it’s important to keep up with maintenance recommended by your Denver sprinkler repair and lawn care specialists. Here are a couple simple tips to keep weeds at bay:

Deep watering: We already know that winter watering is important, but how much you do it is essential. Did you know that watering more and less frequently encourages root growth? This will ensure a healthy lawn that will do it’s best to keep weeds from growing in all seasons.

Mower height: Making sure that your mower is at a good height is crucial. You don’t want to mow your lawn too short. You want your grass to grow thick enough to shade incoming weeds which makes it harder for them to grow.

Feed your lawn: It’s recommended that every 6-8 weeks, you give your grass lawn food. This helps reduce the bare spots and thicken the grass which makes it less welcoming to weeds.

Chop them down: If you don’t have time to remove the weeds, the next best thing is chopping off their heads. Yes, this is a temporary solution, but there are also long term benefits from it.  With annual weeds, cutting off the heads well help get you a few weeks of time before the seeds start to spread. When you cut back perennial weeds, it reduces reseeding which forces the weed to use up food reserves and thus, limiting the seeds they can spread.

Reseed your lawn in the fall: This will help prevent weed growth since many of them will already be dead late in the season. This means less competition for your grass seed to take root. Make sure to get the highest germination and purity percentages available.

A healthy lawn is the best prevention for weed growth. A thick root system will help choke out unwanted weeds before they can grow and will limit the frequency of weed development. Check out Colorado State University’s “Lawn Care Fact Sheet” to get more information on Denver weed control. Getting a healthy lawn is easy with the right Denver irrigation system. When your lawn gets the correct amount of water, it’s one of the best ways to ensure a healthy lawn. Call Water Solutions today to find out how we can help your lawn get in tip-top shape with our Denver sprinkler repair or installation services. Get a free estimate now!