If you’re a homeowner with a lawn, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with weeds. Not only do they detract from the appearance of your lawn, but they can also be detrimental to the health of your grass. In this article, we’ll discuss some tips for killing weeds on your lawn without harming your grass.
Can You Kill Weeds Without Killing Grass?
The short answer is yes, you can kill weeds without killing grass. However, it’s important to choose the right weed killer and use it correctly to avoid damaging your grass.
When dealing with herbicides or weedkillers it is always a good idea to consult a professional. Most effective weedkillers will need someone with the appropriate Pa1 and Pa6 licences to buy, transport and apply.
What to Use to Kill Weeds on Your Lawn?
There are a few different types of weed killers that you can use on your lawn. The most common types include:
- Selective Herbicides – These weed killers target specific types of weeds without harming your grass. They work by targeting the leaves of the weed and killing it at the root. The weedkiller or “herbicide” travels through the vital systems and kills the whole plant.
- Non-Selective Herbicides – These weed killers will kill any plant that they come into contact with, including your grass. They should only be used in areas where you don’t want any plants to grow such as hard surfaces.
- Organic Herbicides – These weed killers use natural ingredients to kill weeds. They are often less effective than chemical herbicides but are safer for the environment.
What Weed Killer to Use on Your Lawn?
When choosing a weed killer for your lawn, it’s important to consider the type of weed you’re dealing with. Some weed killers are more effective on certain types of weeds than others. Here are two weed killers to consider:
- 2,4-D – This is a selective herbicide that is effective at killing broadleaf weeds. It should be used with caution, as it can harm some types of grass. A licence will be required to buy, transport and apply this weedkiller.
- Vinegar – This is an organic herbicide that is effective at killing young weeds. It’s less effective on mature weeds and may need to be reapplied.
How to Remove Weeds From Your Lawn?
Once you’ve chosen a weed killer, it’s important to use it correctly to ensure that you don’t harm your grass. Here are a few tips for removing weeds on your lawn:
- The first and best way to remove weeds from your lawn is to hand weed. Doing this little and often will maintain a weed-free lawn.
- Read the instructions on the weed killer carefully before use.
- Apply the weed killer on a dry, calm day to avoid drift and ensure that it sticks to the weed.
- Avoid mowing your lawn for a few days after applying the weed killer to give it time to work.
Dealing with weeds on your lawn can be a frustrating experience, but it’s important to choose the right weed killer and use it correctly to avoid damaging your grass. By far the best way is to hand weed. However, if that is an uphill struggle or your lawn is infested with weeds, call on the skills of your local licensed professional. By following the tips in this article, you can effectively treat weeds and keep your lawn looking healthy and beautiful.