September 30, 2021
With summer quickly approaching, you may find your Denver lawn and garden growing healthier each day. While this is a beautiful time to enjoy your yard, you may find some unwanted weeds poking through your carefully planned landscape. If you are ready to put an end to these pesky plants, the professionals at Growing Green have you covered with three natural (and easy) weed remedies! Read below to discover our favorite ways to keep these invasive plants from taking over your yard.
Make your natural weed killer
While you can always purchase an organic herbicide from your local lawn and garden store, mixing your weed killer can save you time and money. With most of the ingredients being products you can easily find in your kitchen, making your weed killer is easier than you think. Our favorite recipe works best for weeds that pop up in areas that are hard to pull, like on walkways and fences. To make this solution mix 1 gallon of white vinegar with 1 cup of salt and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Combine these ingredients in a spray bottle and apply to weeds on warm, sunny days. Although it may take a few applications (as this formula is absorbed by the plant and not its root system), this homemade spray should wither most weeds within a matter of hours. However, be careful not to douse soil or any wanted nearby plants, as this solution will dry out whatever it touches.
Smother with old newspapers or cornmeal
If you are looking for easy ways to prevent weed seeds from sprouting, look no further than your pantry! Cornmeal, which is rich in corn gluten, is a great way to keep seeds from germinating. We suggest using this trick once your lawn and garden have bloomed and any pesky plants have been pulled. Sprinkle the cornmeal in areas where you do not want any additional seed growth to keep weeds at bay. You can also use old newspapers to smother weeds and encourage earthworms. To do this, wet your soil and lay newspaper down. Then, wet the area again and cover it with mulch.
Utilizing mulch in your lawn is a great way to prevent weeds and keep your landscape looking picture-perfect. By mulching your planting areas regularly you can keep weed seeds from coming into contact with your soil and prevent sunlight from reaching any underground seeds. As a bonus, mulch helps retain moisture and feed soil. We recommend using organic mulches like wood chips, lawn clippings, chopped leaves, and pine needles.
Call Growing Green
If you are sick and tired of battling weeds in your yard, it is time to call our Growing Green team for a free quote on the best services for you! Our experts are available to help you with landscaping projects and techniques, lawn care, tree and shrub maintenance, organic weed control services, and much more. Give our experts a call and set up your first appointment, today.