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Weeds growing in my newly seeded lawn

Healthy grass that is flourishing doesn’t leave any space for weeds to creep in. It is true that when your seedlings are barely just sprouting, they can’t do much against the weeds themselves. However, by proper nurturing, they will grow quickly and healthily, and before you know it, there isn’t any space left for weeds to fester.

People used to use hay mulch years ago, but it has a very high contamination rate when it comes to weed seeds, so you should never use hay mulch.

4. Watering

However, if there isn’t a color change, your grass is ready for the watering schedule. To find an ideal watering schedule for your lawn, you can stretch the time between watering sessions, with your goal being a schedule of once or twice a week or if you are in a scorching and dry area, as needed. Don’t forget to water deeply when you do water, getting the moisture down 6 to 8 inches.

It isn’t uncommon for people to use mulch to assist in the spreading of grass seeds. It is not problematic to use mulch, but you need to select the right kind of mulch. It is vital to steer clear from using hay mulch.

3. Nurture VS Nature

A safe way to remove weeds is to take hold of them at the base and then pull up slowly. Avoid tugging too harshly because you don’t want to remove only part of the weed while leaving the roots firmly in the ground. If the roots or even just parts of the roots remain, the weed will continue growing. So instead, you want to remove the entire weed.