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10 Tips to Tackle Weeds

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What Should I Do to Get Rid of Weeds?

Weeds are like the Terminator – they’ll be back. Superyards understands how frustrating dealing with weeds can be. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our top 10 tips to tackle those pesky weeds. You will have your yard looking summer-ready in no time!


  1. This is the most important rule of weeding: whatever you do, don’t leave the roots behind. If you only pull off the leaves, the roots will sprout new leaves and the weed will regrow. The best way to pull out the entire weed (including the roots) is the grab the weed as close to the bottom as possible and pull it straight up. That should pull out the entire weed including the roots.
  2. Weed after it rains. The ground is softer after it rains, and it will be easier for you to pull out the entire weed. If it hasn’t rained in a while and the ground is dry you should water the lawn before you begin weeding.
  3. Choose the right tool. If the weeds are too difficult to pull out by hand, use a hoe. This handy tool is very effective in digging out weeds. A hoe with a triangular blade is perfect for compact areas.
  4. Use a screwdriver. That’s right a screwdriver is an excellent tool to use if you have weeds growing in between broken flagstones or cracks in the driveway. Its compact size allows you to dig in those hard-to-reach areas.
  5.  Get the taproot. If you are dealing with dandelions, they have a long root called a taproot. Because dandelions are perennial weeds, they can grow long taproots that can extend almost two feet under the soil. If you do not get most of the taproot when you pull out the dandelion, the taproot will sprout new leaves.
  6. Get them while they’re young. Pull out weeds as soon as they sprout. Don’t give them a chance to grow and develop large root systems. It’s far easier to pull out a young weed than one that has matured.
  7. Don’t leave bald spots in your yard. Weeds grow very quickly and love to sprout and take over any bare spots in your yard. Try to grow grass or plant a new flowerbed in any bald patches in your yard. This will deter the weeds from growing there.
  8. Cut off their heads! Some weeds can be very tricky to dig out of the ground. If you’re not able to dig them out right away, we recommend that you cut off their heads and leaves. This will prevent them from seeding and spreading more weeds until you’re able to dig them out.
  9. Herbicide. There are many different types of herbicides available, and it is important to select the right one for your weed problem.
  10. Call the experts at Superyards!

Next Steps

Superyards understands how difficult it can be to tackle a weed problem. We hope that you have enjoyed these tips and that they help! We have the expertise and tools that will allow us to get rid of the weeds in your yard. Let us take the pain out of weed control. Our experts will ensure that your yard looks great and is perfect for you to enjoy. Call Superyards today to learn more about the lawn care experts Calgary loves!