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Weed Control to Guarantee a Healthy Backyard for Your Plants

March 11, 2014

Weed Control to Guarantee a Healthy Backyard for Your Plants

Weeds are harmful to plants. They grow everywhere, even in soil that does not have good conditions for plant life, and compete for the nutrients that plants need by draining them from the ground. They present a huge problem for farming and producing food because not only do they slow down the growth of other plants, but certain types of weeds also house pests that may eat your vegetation. When you start to plant something in your yard, make sure you de-weed the area first and then set up weed control take measures to ensure the plants receive their proper nutrients.

Fertilization is one of the best ways to avoid weeds. Use the right type of fertilizer, based on the types of plants you are growing, that contains nitrogen and other important compounds. Apply the fertilizer four times a year, and you will be on your way to a healthy garden.

Installing landscape fabrics can also help reduce the growth of weeds. Utilizing them eliminates the need for spraying toxic chemicals around your plants, which is a major plus.

Garden mulch is also very helpful in protecting your garden from being invaded by weeds. Mulch is applied to the top of the soil, around your plants, and it can be used in conjunction with anti-weed landscape fabrics. Not only does mulch help control weeds, but it also adds organic matter to the soil, which is good for gardening.

Chris George
Oklahoma City Realtor
405.843.8188

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