Don’t Panic, it’s Organic!  

Homeowners nowadays prefer the natural or organic way to take care of their lawns. Although synthetic solutions are available, the irresponsible use of these could cause damage and injury. Hence, it is best to resort first to organic ways to take care of your lawn. Organic gardening and lawn care help homeowners nurture their plants and get rid of pests and weeds that destroy the beauty of their landscape as a whole.   

What is organic weed removal and why it is important?  

Organic weed removal is the use of organic weed control substances to remove weeds. This is a safer method compared to using chemical-based substances. The organic way is proven as effective as the synthetic way in terms of the threshold for the weeds removed. Weeds should be removed in your lawn because it competes with the nutrients in the soil which is supposed to be for your grass and other plants in the lawn.   

The basic concept of organic weed control is to promote a healthy lawn. Homeowners want green healthy lawns. To have healthy soil, you need to test your lawn soil first. Then, apply fertilizer, it would be best that your fertilizer is organic too like grass clippings.   

Next, you can adopt these practices to maintain your lawn healthy.   

Always encourage a dense lush, mow at the highest level always. Do core aerating at least once a year to reduce compaction and remove thatches. You can aerate it yourself or hire weed control services. Take note; dethatch only when needed because this is a harsh action that could damage your grass. Check the water flow regularly, so that you can make sure that nutrients can penetrate the soil.  

One of the easiest organic ways is to top-dress your lawn with compost. Prepare you decomposed compost then rake it in your lawn. Composts are alternative fertilizers from leaves, clippings, and dead branches.   

Another good practice is to avoid your cutting your lawn too short (scalping). Scalping leaves the grass damaged and damaged grass takes too slow to recover. Slow recovering grass allows weeds to grow and establish in the lawn. Worst, grass may wither and die before they can recover because the weeds already have outgrown them.   

Water your lawn well. This means that you should water only as needed to keep the moisture of the soil. When you overwater, you are washing the nutrients of the soil and you are just helping weeds to grow. Some weeds have superficial roots that enjoy frequent and overwatering.   

You can use any vinegar available in your home. Vinegar has acetic acid or plants killing properties. This can be effectively used as a non-selective weed killer if applied repeatedly. Although this is not as effective as commercial weed killers that contain more acetic acid, this is a safer weed killer. Just a reminder, this is non-selective, so it kills all plants exposed in the acetic acid. On a brighter view, vinegar is not harmful to humans and pets, compared to commercial weed killers.