Team Up with Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape to Keep Weeds Out of Your Lawn
Whether you live in Rockland County, NY or Bergen County, NJ, you’re going to contend with weeds in your lawn.
And yet, you don’t have to succumb to a weedy lawn. Instead, you can have a professional lawn service, such as Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, partner with you to keep weeds out of your lawn.
The Problem of Weeds
Grassy and broadleaf weeds are the two types of weeds homeowners have on their lawns. Grassy weeds, such as crabgrass, are controlled with pre-emergent weed control that forms a barrier in the soil so the seeds can’t germinate.
At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, we apply pre-emergent weed control on your property in the early spring, around the time your forsythia is in bloom.
Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, have broad leaves and are controlled after they emerge from the soil. At Majestic, we spray broadleaf weeds that appear on your property.
Then, there are seed banks that some weeds produce.
For example, crabgrass produces up to 150,000 seeds per year. So, the pre-emergent weed control is blocking germination as well as slowly withdrawing seeds from the seed bank.
It takes a few years to get rid of seed banks that are living in the soil of your yard.
Conventional or Organic Lawn Care Programs
Your soil needs the right amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium throughout the spring, summer and fall to maintain a thick, beautiful lawn.
Both conventional and organic lawn care programs have the same goal—a thick, healthy green lawn. And yet, both types use different methods of reaching that goal.
The conventional method uses traditional weed controls to stop weeds from overtaking your yard. You also get faster results from using conventional weed control.
Did you know that organic lawn can help you save money as well as the time spent watering your lawn?
Meanwhile, organic lawn care starts with a soil test to see what nutrients are missing from your soil.
From there, we devise a program to build up your soil because healthy soil promotes healthy grass and decreases weeds from growing.
We also use organic weed controls, such as liquid corn gluten, to eliminate crabgrass and other grassy weeds.
Organic lawn care could take up to a few years to eliminate most weeds from your lawn, and you may have the occasional weed pop up. However, it’s safer to use around children and pets.
What Can You Do to Keep Weeds Out of Your Yard
When you hire a lawn service, the relationship becomes a partnership where we work together to build a beautiful lawn with no weeds.
At Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape, our technicians apply fertilizer specifically formulated for your property. And you maintain your lawn to keep it green and dense.
Here are two jobs you can do to discourage weed growth in your NY or NJ lawn:
- Mowing: When you cut your lawn grass, your mower should have sharp blades to give it a clean cut. To avoid ruts in your yard, we encourage you to mow in different directions each time you cut your grass.
Next, set your mower height to only take the top third off each grass plant. Your lawn grass will be able to handle drought-stress better as well as grow thickly to crowd out weeds.
Finally, consider grass-cycling. Not everyone wants to leave clippings on their property and that is okay.
But if you want to save money on fertilizer, set your cutter to the mulch setting to chop up grass clippings so they can dissolve back into the soil. Grass clippings can give your soil up to a 25% nitrogen boost.
- Watering: Your lawn only needs 1”-2” of water per week. Infrequent irrigation forces the grass roots to go deeper into the soil to find moisture. Be aware, though, that not every section of your yard needs the same amount of water per week to survive.
For instance, if your lawn is under the shade for most of the day, its watering needs are going to be different from the part of your lawn that is in full sun all day long.
So adjust your property’s watering needs based on location, slope and sun exposure.
Help your New Jersey or New York landscape survive a drought.
How Majestic Lawn Care Can Help You Keep Weeds Off of Your Lawn
In addition to our weed control services, we also provide mowing services so you can save time. Our mower blades are sharpened daily to ensure your grass gets a clean cut every time we mow.
We’re experts in lawn care for the Hudson Valley. So, if you have questions or concerns about your lawn’s health—including the weeds that pop up throughout the season—you can always ask us for help.
If you’re looking for a full-service lawn maintenance company to tackle your property’s weeds and mowing needs, call us today at (845)708-2988 for Rockland County, NY residents and (201)788-7191 for Bergen County, NJ residents. You can fill out our contact form too.
Since 1993, Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape has proudly served Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ.