No More Weeds
Weeds do not like competition. If your lawn is happy, weeds have a hard time starting. The same applies to flower beds and gardens. Avoid turning flower beds as buried seeds will germinate once they are near the surface.

Eliminate Chickweed
Chickweed does not survive winter. Their seeds do. Thousands of seeds are dropped on the surface of the soil when a plant matures. These seeds survive winter and germinate long after the adult plant is gone.

By carefully removing a thin layer of soil from the top of the bed early in the spring, you can eliminate chickweed completely. If you follow this technique, chickweeds will be gone within two seasons.

Timing is critical. If flowers or seed pods are visible on a plant, remove and dispose of the plant carefully. Seeds can be planted accidentaly during handling. Timely removal is the best method of control.

Eliminate Dandelions
Eliminate dandelions and other tap root plants easily by cutting 1/2" below the surface with a utility knife. The plant dies and will not grow back. This takes less effort than squeezing a spray bottle and is actually more effective. Dandelions prefer dry areas without competition. Healthy lawns and flower beds prevent dandelions from starting.

Eliminate Grass in Flower Beds
We plant grass in flower beds with lawn mowers, weed whips and leaf blowers. Grass starts from seeds and clippings. The cure is simple. Lawn mowers always fling debris in one direction. Cut in a counter clockwise direction and grass seeds are thrown away from beds rather than into them.

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Green Lawns
Cut grass at nearly the highest setting. Your lawn will be more tolerant to drought as well as staying greener. This way you cut the tops of the leaves rather than the stems.

You get a lusher lawn requiring less maintenance and less watering. The amount of grass clippings is reduced greatly. Fertilize and water early in the season. Repeat as you see fit and do not let your lawn burn in extreme heat.