Foolproof Tips To A Greener, Weed-Free Las Vegas Lawn

many dandelions in a yard

Las Vegas is home to some of the most manicured lawns in the nation, but that doesn't mean they are free of weeds. Weeds are plants that grow in places they're not wanted, including garden plants like dandelions. Weed seeds come in various sizes and shapes; they can be round, flat, pear-shaped, or shaped like an arrowhead.

Weed seeds generally float on the wind before taking root when they land in fertile soil. When weeds are growing in your yard, they prevent other desirable plants by shading the area. When the shade prevents sunlight from reaching needy plants below them, it becomes an environment for weed growth. Weeds can be an invasive pest in your lawn, as they prevent grass from growing. Weeds will also drain away nutrients required by your grass for growth and can also carry diseases that may infect your lawns' roots system.

How To Spot Weed Problems In Your Yard

You can easily spot weeds on your lawn because they're very distinct from the blades of grass. Weed seeds can lay dormant in the soil for years until they find suitable conditions to grow. Because of this, many weed patches in the yard appear suddenly when conditions are right for them to grow.

People choose to let weeds grow and then pull them up when they get too big. Look for areas of bare soil or yellowing grass and what look like dead patches in the soil. It is a clear sign that weeds are present. Also, inspect the soil around your plants once a week, or at least once a month, to minimize weed growth.

Ways To Reduce Weeds In Your Las Vegas Yard

Spotted a new weed in your lawn? If so, you need to get rid of it before it becomes a problem. Before you pull out a small weed from your lawn, be sure to remove the entire root from the ground, or it is likely to come back even stronger. The best time to do this is when the soil is moist and easy to manipulate.

Natural means of removing weeds from your lawn include mulching, mowing, and watering:

  • Mulching: One of the easiest ways to reduce weeds in the yard is to mulch your landscaping. Mulching helps maintain soil moisture, reduces weed growth, and improves the appearance of the landscaping. In addition, it provides a buffer between weeds and grass that prevents contact between these two species. By covering weeds with a layer of organic material, you can keep them from spreading into your other grass species.

  • Mowing: Mowing is a great way to control weeds in your lawn by eliminating them as they grow. It's easy to do and relatively inexpensive. However, it's also important to check your lawn for weeds regularly because if one takes root, more will follow rapidly.

  • Irrigation: Irrigation is another way to reduce weeds. Irrigation gets water on the weeds and also delivers nutrients along with the water. Irrigation can be automated, such as with drip line systems and timers, or achieved by using a hose and watering the lawn manually.

It's wise to start your efforts with ongoing professional weed control solutions. The most effective method for a weed-free Las Vegas lawn is using a professionally applied pre-emergent herbicide. Contact Anderson Pest Control to learn more today. We also provide high-quality pest control in Las Vegas.