There are many types of weeds found in our area. Some of them are easy to control or can be eradicated by just pulling them. Others are very tough to kill and need to be sprayed with weed killers. September is one of the best times of the year to control weeds.
What type of weed killer should you use?
One difference between the two products is the Roundup will make the weeds wilt sooner, but it takes just as long to get a total kill. These products need to be applied when weeds are actively growing and the temperatures are warm.
How to control the most common weeds
Some common weeds that need to be controlled in the spring are thistles, puncture vine (goat heads), and purslane. Weed Free Zone is extremely effective against these weeds. Dandelions can be controlled with Weed Out granules with lawn fertilizer in Mid-May. Or, if you have a lot of them, you may want to spray with the Weed Free Zone.
How to prevent weeds before they start
How can I control weeds organically?
One of the best methods for weed control is mulching. First, remove existing weeds. Then, apply a 2-3″ layer of our weed free compost, or soil pep bark mulch. Adding this layer will prevent most weeds from growing. This can be done in flowerbeds and veggie gardens. In the landscaping, using our 20 year weed block fabric is most effective weed control and its done without chemical sprays.