In this article from Martha, Zane Raudenbush from the Davey Institute talks about ways to prevent weeds from overtaking your garden and how to get rid of them.

Posted: June 05, 2024

If you have a lawn or garden, chances are you probably have weeds too. The only positive thing about these fast-growing plants is that there are, luckily, a number of ways to get rid of them. From natural DIY methods like vinegar to more conventional approaches, there is no shortage of ways to control unwanted plants from overtaking your lawn and garden. Ahead, we spoke with experts to learn the best methods for getting rid of weeds. 

If you're dealing with weeds in your lawn, the first step is ensuring your lawn is as healthy as possible, says Zane Raudenbush, a turf and herbicide specialist at the Davey Tree Expert Company's Davey Institute. "The most effective way to get rid of weeds is to create a lawn environment where they struggled to thrive," says Raudenbush. "Low-mowed grass, compacted soil, and water-deprived turf create opportunities for weeds to establish."

To read more about how you can get rid of weeds in your garden, click here. 

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