How to Get Rid of a Lawn Full of Weeds

Are you done seeing your garden ruin in the hands of weeds? Don’t worry! This article has you covered. It discusses the steps to take in order to recover a lawn and get rid of weeds in the grass.  

Types of Weed 

Before heading towards any sort of solution it is necessary to address the kind of weed that is being the lawn spoiler for you. Some Common lawn weeds are:

Dandelion

It is one of the most stubborn weeds that stick to gardens forever. It falls in the category of broadleaf.  They are different than usual grasses and, hence, easy to spot, but difficult to obliterate. 

Crabgrass

They are weeds that look like grass at a glance but can be spotted on careful examination. Their leaves are broader than grass and they change color from green to dull and dark as they grow. 

Nutsedge

They are like tall grasses when they are at the initial stages of growth. They have very strong root systems and can grow up to 14 inches below ground. 

How to Get Rid of Weeds in Grass –An All-Natural Method 

People, not willing to work hard on their lawns, usually choose chemicals to solve this problem. But they don’t realize the fallouts that can lead to bigger problems than just lawn weeds. If you are choosing a natural method over chemical methods, be sure to stay determined. 

Step 1 

Start with cleaning the weeds in the grass of your lawn. Target all the clusters of weed, pick a hand shovel, and go on a war against weed. Dig out all the clusters from their root as chopping them off from the surface is not sufficient. Be careful to adequately dispose of the weeds because it is possible that you might push the weeds in the grass back again when you mow. 

Step 2 

Prepare and apply a weed killer.  Based on the condition of the lawn, there are two ways to prepare the weed killer. 

  1. If the weeds have entirely taken over your lawn then you’ll need to prepare the killer in a large amount. Take at least a gallon of vinegar and add two cups of table salt. Then add around a tablespoon of the dishwasher to it and pour it in your lawn. 
  2. If you spot weed at certain spots only then you can prepare the weed killer in a smaller container as a spray can. You can do it by pouring an acetic vinegar (around 20% acidic) in a spray can along with a few drops of any dishwashing liquid available. Spray this mixture at the location of the weeds. Try to keep the healthy grass out of it as that is not our target.  

Step 3 

Aerate your land to plant new seeds. Aerating the land will help the water and fertilizers in reaching deeper into the land.  Start aerating from one end of the garden to the other. 

Step 4 

Remove the dead debris using a rake from the lawn, so that the seeds can have better contact with the soil. Spread seeds around the lawn properly. 

Step 5 

Water the grass on a regular basis if possible, otherwise do it at least twice a week. You can evaluate the appropriate amount of water needed by your lawn on the basis of soil and the climate of your area. 

Wrap Up 

Your lawn does not require you to shell out dollars for its maintenance. All it needs is a little care from you. So give your lawn some care, attention, and time to grow before starting to maintain it.