Win the long-term battle against your lawn weeds!

1. Balance Your Soil’s pH

Weeds thrive in acidic soils.
With low soil pH, you will never stop fighting the battle to eliminating lawn weeds. An unbalanced soil pH causes weeds, moss, and bare spots to grow, while soil pH ranging between 6.2 – 6.8 will re-energize your lawn. A balanced pH will increase microbial activity, boost your lawn’s color, reduce stress, improve soil texture and aid in water uptake.

How do I raise soil pH?
MAG-I-CAL® for Acidic Soil is a highly soluble form of calcium that helps to rapidly raise your soil’s pH, improving your fertilizer’s effectiveness for a thicker, greener lawn with improved weed control.

2. Loosen Soil Compaction

Grass roots need air and water too!
Healthy soil has a porous nature that allows water, air, and grass roots to more easily enter the soil. This is achieved by having a healthy abundance of soil life, such as microbes and earthworms. When healthy and active, this vast array of soil life will feed the grass plant the many existing nutrients the soil already contains, but that the grass plant simply cannot access on its own.

How can I achieve rich, healthy soil?
Love Your Lawn – Love Your Soil stimulates soil microbes, and creates a biologically healthy soil needed for growing thick grass. It also increases the grasses’ resistance to drought and heat stress, and helps to kick-start your lawn in the spring.

3. Choose A Superior Grass Species

The best defense against weeds is a thick, healthy growing lawn.
Weeds are a symptom of weak turf, not the cause of it. Mother Nature wants her ground covered, not bare. Whether it’s weeds, grasses or wildflowers, if left alone, the soil will sprout some type of cover plant.

How do I choose a grass that will stay thick enough to out-compete weeds?
Black Beauty grasses are not only beautiful and rich in color, but strong. For over 25 years we have researched and bred an elite group of turf-type tall fescue varieties with roots that can reach 4 feet deep and a waxy coating. These traits make Black Beauty a very hardy plant, with high tolerance to drought, increased resistance to disease, and the ability to perform well in both sunny and shady areas of the lawn.