Are you picking out grass and weeds from your driveway, patio, or walkway? Weeds and crabgrass in and around your driveway can continually popup and appear just as healthy as your lawn, why?
Home “Turf” Advantage
There is strength in numbers so your lawn can naturally fight weeds for you! By eliminating bare spots for weeds to grow, turf naturally controls them. Healthy soil supports a thick stand of turf that can out-compete most weeds. Weeds grow best away from the crowd. Along driveway edges, between rocks, and among bedding plants where turf grass is thin are ideal habitats for germinating weeds. Asphalt, brown rock, and totally exposed driveways are warmer than surrounding soil and radiate heat, so plants living in and along them can start growing sooner each spring. Just add water and you have the perfect environment for germination and unwanted grass cultivation.
Northern Virginia, Chesapeake Virginia, Virginia beach, and the Carolina’s all have plenty of sunshine and plenty of water. Weeds love us!
The Knockout Punch
Using the appropriate weed control for each situation is critical. Large concrete, asphalt, and rock driveways are easier to treat without harming surrounding turf while smaller areas require a more selective approach. Although there are plenty of weed killers at your local home supply store to choose from, it’s best to consult a pro to be safe.
Timing is everything… To prevent weed control from bleaching out and harming turf, apply with careful consideration to rain. “Most weed control products are rainfast (Necessary rain free period following application) after 30 minutes to one hour. It’s best to apply weed control when there is no rain in the forecast and while the weeds are immature/small” Rich Linehan – New Image Lawn & Scapes.
Weeds begin to yellow and wilt within 3 hours and are “down for the count” to the roots within two weeks. For environmental safety reasons, the majority of residentially sold weed killers are required by law to break down in the soil within 14 days, if not sooner.
For more information on weed control, contact New Image Lawn & Scapes
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