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Stop Neighbors' Weeds From Invading Your Lawn: The Best Approach

The best approach to keep your neighbor’s weeds from spreading to your lawn is to move to a deserted island in the middle of the ocean where you’re totally alone and your yard is a pile of sand.

And guess what? You’ll wake up one morning, excited to enjoy sipping from your coconut shell cup, and see three dandelions!

Weeds are amazing, aren’t they? You kind of have to admire them. 

But maybe you’d rather admire them from afar, and not in your yard. 

How to keep your neighbor's weeds out of your yard?

Check out these tips:

Try a Barrier

Lots of yards just flow from one into another, and creeping lawn weeds love that. They hardly have to work at all! 

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But if a barrier of some sort is an option, at least that will slow them down. 

Try a thick hedge or a solid wood fence to slow down the pesky blowing seeds.

Use Pre-emergent Herbicide

How to stop a neighbor's weeds from coming into your yard? 
Try preventing them in the first place, with pre-emergent weed control. It’s a key tool in the war against weeds. 

Pre-emergent is designed to target weed seeds before they sprout.
Is crabgrass your problem? Pre-emergent is great for that. 

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It’s really important to apply crabgrass pre-emergent in early spring to target those weed seeds as they germinate and take root in the soil — so they don’t become more seed-producing plants.

Otherwise, if your neighbor has crabgrass, you’ll have crabgrass.

If dandelions are your main problem — and they’re really common around here — know that most pre-emergents don't control dandelions. Pre-emergent will mainly control grassy weeds like crabgrass. You’ll also need weed control that kills weeds once they sprout.

Slow Down Creeping Lawn Weeds with Mulch or Rocks

Take a look around your yard. Do you see areas of bare soil? That’s like a party invitation to weeds. Bare soil makes it really easy for weeds to sprout.

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Cover that inviting bare soil with landscape fabric and top that with two to three inches of stone or wood chips.

It won’t keep your neighbor’s weeds from spreading to your lawn completely, but it will slow them down.

The Best Strategy: A Healthy Lawn

If you’ve hung out here with us at all, hopefully you know the drill: the best way to prevent creeping lawn weeds is to maintain a healthy, thick, thriving lawn.

Weeds hate that. A thick healthy lawn will crowd out weeds, making it tough for them to take hold. There’s no room to sprout. 

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How to keep your neighbor's weeds out of your yard? 
Follow these tips for a healthy, thriving lawn:

  • Mow high — taller grass helps a lawn grow thicker.
  • Check your watering habits. A lawn that’s too wet or too dry encourages weeds.
  • Try aeration. Those tiny cores of soil that aeration removes helps break up compacted soil, allowing water, air and other nutrients to reach the roots so your lawn will breathe easier.
  • Get on board with a comprehensive, proactive lawn care plan that offers preventive weed control plus treatments to kill them once they sprout.

Weed-free Lawn? No Such Thing

Nobody has a completely weed free lawn. 

No single herbicide, weeding technique, or lawn care strategy works against all weeds. They come in too many varieties. 

Some creeping lawn weeds are fairly easily zapped. Others hang on, for what seems like forever.

But you can get close if you have a comprehensive lawn care program with regular visits throughout the seasons. 

Then, your lawn care technicians can stay on top of weeds, specifically targeting the ones trying to invade your yard before they get out of control.

Stop Creeping Lawn Weeds with Lawn Buddies in Idaho Falls and Boise

Moving to a deserted island not in your plan right now? 

Help keep your neighbor’s weeds from spreading to your lawn with pros who know just how to do it. 

When you choose Lawn Buddies, in Idaho Falls or Boise, ID, you get one premium, six-visit lawn care program that includes everything your lawn needs to grow healthy and green, including weed control that’s perfectly timed throughout the year.

Most weeds are banished over the course of the six-step program. But some extra-tough villains may require a different herbicide, which is an additional visit on top of the normal lawn treatment.

Controlling weeds is a process, not a one-shot deal.

Stop worrying about weeds and partner with an Idaho lawn care company that’s expert in weed control.

Choose a professional lawn care service in Idaho Falls or Boise, ID area that bundles your yard’s most-needed treatments into one convenient, no-fuss plan that tells you the cost up front. 

Fertilizer, weed treatments, and grub control, all wrapped up in six visits, each perfectly timed throughout the season, so your grass is green and strong and resists weeds.

We’ve got your back. 

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Then kick back and relax in your healthy, thriving yard.

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