The first step to eliminating weeds is to know the different kind of weeds you may have in your lawn.
There are two basic types of weeds out there, narrowleaf weeds and broadleaf weeds.
Narrowleaf weeds have parallel veins and long, grasslike leaves. Crabgrass, quack grass, sedges and rushes are a few examples of a narrowleaf weeds.
Broadleaf weeds have leaves that are usually wider than narrowleaf weeds, but they can vary in shape. The veins in the leaves of these weeds are netted and look like a web. Dandelions, plantain and chickweed are just some of the many broadleaf weeds.
The best way to avoid weeds completely is by having a strong, healthy lawn. When lawns are lush and thick, there is no room for the weeds to take hold and the healthy grass will shade the weed seeds not allowing them the sunlight they need to germinate. This is why it is important to keep your grass higher when you mow.
Also, aerate annually to avoid thatch and compacted soil.
Our 100% organic fertilizer actually helps with weed control as well. The living micro-organisms we apply eat away thatch and burrow into the ground. This allows more oxygen and water to get down to the grass roots, which in turn helps the grass grow stronger and the roots, not the grass blades, to grow faster.