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Making A Home Your Family Will Love

When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.


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Keeping On Top Of Weed Control Tactics

by Alice Howard

If you own a home and have a property that tends to become overgrown with weeds during warmer times of the year, you likely want to reverse this situation. When weeds start to take control of a lawn and its surrounding landscape, the problem usually intensifies quickly. Here are tips to keep on top of weed control in your yard.

Consider Barriers To Stop Weeds From Growing

If you have flowers, shrubs, or small foliage in your yard, protect them with the installation of barriers to help keep weed growth from happening. Place landscaping fencing made of brick, stone, or wood around areas where your plants are in need of a bit of extra care. These block weeds from growing unless seeds make their way over the barriers. Another method is to surround plants with mulch or gravel. Some weeds may pop up from underneath these mediums; however, they allow you to notice weeds more readily, especially if you use a dark color for the barrier medium. 

Observe Weed Growth And Document Findings

Weeds grow at different rates. When there are several types present, however, it generally doesn't matter which kind grew first. If you start with property without weeds though, you have the opportunity to observe each type of weed and the time it takes to grow. Make it a priority to take a look at your property daily. This is easily done by taking a walk at the same time of day. During this excursion, jot down any potential growth you notice in a notebook. Take pictures of growth if you are unsure whether it is a weed or not. Information about your findings is obtainable online or via books. If a weed is noticed, it needs to be removed immediately. Knowing how fast weeds grow helps you to remove them before they cause damage to other plants.

Consider Hiring Some Help

A weed control service can come to your property according to a pre-determined schedule to take care of weed growth for you. If you have information written down from your findings, give it to the service to help them decide how frequently to tend to your yard. During a visit, your yard is inspected for growth, removal is conducted, and treatment of your lawn is provided to help keep future weeds from growing altogether. A weed control service also knows the types of foliage to plant to help protect existing plants from weed damage. Contact a weed control service for more information.