Owning a house comes with its own perks and cons. The bigger the area you own – the more responsibility you have to keep the place neat and clean. The outdoors is as much important as the indoors. Your lawn is an extension of your home, and it should be nurtured and cared for.
However, having a beautiful lawn year-round is a difficult task but a great achievement to those who are willing to go the extra mile and devote some time to learning about the most effective lawn care solutions.
Unfortunately, even the best-kept lawns are susceptible to different pests and killer weeds. This is nature. Weed seeds can be deposited by animals or blown in by the wind. So, lawn care is a year-round necessity.
However, whilst you can do it the hard way and manually take care of your lawn multiple times per year, we recommend you to do it the easy way. In this article, we’ll introduce you to weed and feed products, the best products for lawn care, which will save you time and energy.
What is weed and feed and why use it for your lawn?
Weed and Feed is a two-in-one lawn care solution. It is an interchangeable, universal name given to a specific type of products that combine a lawn fertilizer with a weed killer. It is an all-inclusive solution designed to kill unwanted weeds that threaten your lawn’s health and beauty as well as help your lawn grow healthy and beautiful by fertilizing it. Metaphorically speaking, it kills and it gives life. This is the best treatment you could give to your lawn. But let’s have a closer look at how it works.
Top 3 weed and feed products
There are many weed and weed products available on the market. But we will only list the ones with the best recommendations out there.
Lawn Builder Weed Feed & Green-Up 3 in 1
This product is not a two-in-one but a three-in-one solution with immediate action. It will kill unwanted weeds like bindii, clover and other broadleaf weeds. It is a perfect choice for Buffalo, Couch or Kikuyu lawns. The product can be sprayed both onto the leaves and/or roots. It is a safe-to-use product anywhere in Australia due to its low concentration of phosphorus (0.7%), so it won’t affect ground or surface water.
RICHGRO FRI0655 Lawn Feed & Weed
A great product with a dual action – it kills broadleaf weeds like bindii, clover, capeweed and dandelion, and it fertilizes the lawn to grow healthy. It can be used on pretty much all types of lawns, including Buffalo, as well as under water restrictions.
Yates Weed’n’Feed Hose-On
Another great choice that kills all types of broadleaf weeds like bindii, dandelion, thistles, capeweed and clover. As a fertilizing component, it contains nitrogen and iron, two great nutrients that will help your lawn grow healthier, greener and more lush. The best application time is before weeds flower and set seeds. The product can be used on all types of lawns like Couch, Kikuyu and Queensland blue.
As with any chemical products, all products listed must be kept out of reach of children.
Why the weeds still grow after use?
Weeds grow all the time. This is a part of the nature’s life cycle. You cannot fight nature’s processes but you can minimize the negative effects and maximize the desired effects by using weed and feed products. They are best to fight killer weeds and fertilize your lawn at the same time.
More often than not, the problem with re-appearing weeds after using weed and feed products is incorrect product application in the first place. Every product normally comes with a set of recommendations for better use written on the product label or on the producer’s official website. In order to make sure you make the most of any weed and feed product you purchase, ensure that you carefully read the recommendations and comply with them. It is also best to test different brands to see which one works best for your lawn specifically. That is why we provided you with a list of 3 highly recommended weed and feed products for you to choose from.