How Weeds Can Spoil Your Backyard Party

Your lawn is a reflection of you. The last thing you want to show your guests is an unsightly lawn. Also, the state of your lawn can affect your ability to enjoy it. However, some weeds are very difficult to control and will require repeated treatments to eliminate. Here are three ways weeds can spoil your backyard party.

Weeds Are Ugly

There is nothing more beautiful than a yard with beautiful grass that is not covered by weeds. When you introduce other plants to your yard, you want to control the type of plants you introduce and you do not want weeds that will make your yard ugly to sprout up. While a symmetrical flower bed can enhance the beauty of your yard, dandelions that sprout up all over the place will make your yard look ugly.

When your yard looks ugly, guests won't enjoy your property as much. Even if the rest of your property is well maintained, your guests will perceive your property as a whole as being poorly maintained. 

Weeds Kill Your Grass

Besides looking ugly themselves, weeds are bad for your grass. They choke your grass of nutrients and can cause unsightly brown spots. Weeds can also make it more difficult for you to grow the type of plants you'd like in your yard.

Weeds Can Be Dangerous

Weeds can also become a hazard. Some plants can become a tripping hazard. Nicely cut grass is much easier to play a game of volleyball or horseshoes on. Weeds can also attract pests that can cause stings and bites to your yard. When your yard is filled with too many bugs, you'll find it more difficult to enjoy a backyard barbecue with bugs buzzing around your food.

Get Weeds Under Control

Often it's not enough just to pull weeds up. Weeds will often do an excellent job scattering their seeds, and some weeds are able to regrow unless you are able to pull up all the roots. Instead, you'll need to apply a post-emergent herbicide that will prevent new weeds from germinating and growing in the first place.

Make sure to carefully time when you will be applying your herbicides, because some of the chemicals used to kill weeds need time to dry before you are able to safely use your yard. Because of the challenges of killing weeds with herbicides, you should consider working with professional weed control services that can identify specific weed species and use the most effective treatment methods. 

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Hello, my name is Joshua Center and if you're interested in helping the environment, you'll find a ton of useful information in this blog. I'm writing this blog to inform others about ways they can have an environmentally friendly home and garden. Since reducing my carbon footprint is important to me, I spend hours learning how I can accomplish this goal. I've put the information I've learned to good use by making smart choices in my home and on my property. When you read this blog you'll learn about solar power and how it helps to reduce energy use. You'll also learn about composting, recycling, ways to save water and ingenious uses for many items around your house that you'd normally throw away. Enjoy reading my blog and be proud of the fact that you're also helping to save the planet.

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