Early sping and summer is an important time for your lawn, as its imperative you take care of all weeds before they get out of control. Using your hands to pull weeds can be fine if you don’t have too many, but a more efficient way to take care of your whole lawn is by spraying. Blade Cutters offers a variety of lawn maintenance services to Munster residents including spraying. We’ve got a few tips for you if you’d like to do some spraying on your own, but be warned that it can be a little tricky.
How to Spray a Lawn for Weeds
- First, get a reputable weed killer. The goal is to target crab grass and other types of weeds, but not to kill the rest of the grass. This is where people make their first mistake, and why it may be better to let professionals like Blade Cutters take care of weed spraying. In addition to getting the right kind of weed killer, you also need a spray attachment for your hose.
- Spray only a small piece of grass. Don’t spray the whole lawn yet because you want to be sure you have the right kind of spray. Many people lose their entire lawns due to not testing their weed killer first.
- Wait about 24 hours, then go back to inspect the area. If the grass is dead, you need another type of spray. Go back and repeat these steps. If the grass isn’t dead, then you are good to go. You want to spray the whole lawn and make sure to do a thorough and even job.
- Some weeds can be very stubborn. Take a close look in about two weeks and spray again if needed.
Tips for Lawn Spraying
You want to spray first in the spring before it gets too hot and again in the fall; if you spray on days where it is over 80 degrees, the chemicals won’t work. Whatever you do, don’t spray the chemicals into your garden areas as you could wind up killing everything. Also, avoid any sections of new grass, or you’ll stop the growth. If this seems like too much for you, contact Blade Cutters. We’ll be happy to come take a look at your lawn.