Weeds can make any lawn look messy, no matter how hard you work mowing and trimming the grass in your garden. Getting rid of these evergreens may seem impossible without using a commercial weed killer, but the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) insists there are other ways to do it. Here are the most effective natural methods to try instead, according to the RHS.
How to get rid of lawn weeds
Lawn weeds are a nuisance because they can survive even the strictest mowing routine.
Close and regular mowing just isn’t enough to keep evergreens away from your lush garden grass, so what actually works?
According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), “all weeds can be controlled without weed killers”, although some require more frequent control methods to prevent them from spreading.
The ERS explained that “persistent” or “deeply rooted” weeds can be particularly difficult to eradicate, but you shouldn’t give up on natural methods just yet.
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Use a weeder
The hooked end of a weeder comes in handy for weeding between paving slabs and along path edges.
If you have a patio that borders your lawn, this is one of the best preventive measures you can take to keep weeds from spreading and further infesting your lawn.
If you don’t have a weeding knife, an arrow or spiral blade tool will do fine for dandelions and other larger weeds growing in the grass in your garden.
Edging boards or strips
Edging materials are best used after weeding existing growth from the edge of a lawn or grassy area in your garden.
Boards or strips can be used to delineate lawns and grass paths to prevent unwanted grass growth in the border, although they will not kill existing weeds.
The ERS explained that these tools are “particularly useful” where invasive, deep-rooted grasses such as quackgrass are a problem.