How to Get Weeds to Not Grow in Grass

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Get weeds to not grow in the grass by covering areas with weeds using top soil or compost and sprinkling a lot of grass seed that will overtake the weeds. Avoid using toxic chemicals that will damage the environment to kill weeds and consider advice from... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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We all love our beautiful green lawns. And then, all of a sudden we find there's weeds popping up everywhere and we don't know what to do. We run down to the store and get all types of chemicals that will kill the broad leaves. But what we don't realize is all those chemicals are killing everything else, too. And they're really bad for the environment. They get into the waterways, and they're doing lots of damage to the fish. So what are some alternatives to getting rid of the weeds in our garden? First of all, the most important thing that you can do for your lawn is to give it more grass seed in the spring and the fall. So the easiest way to get rid of weeds in your lawn are to stop them from showing up at all, is to just take the little areas in your yard where there are some weeds or blank spots, and every spring in the late spring about April when the nights are getting a little warmer, just add a bunch of compost or potting soil on top of your weeds and just grass seed it. Just put lots of grass seed, grass seed that will come back every year on top of the dirt. And you'll find the grass will just fill in above the weeds and the weeds will not be there. I've done this every spring and every fall and I found that most of the weeds in my lawn are gone with little to no trouble at all.