We’re the experts on keeping your lawn beautiful and weed-free organically. Over the past decade, we’ve learned the secret to maintaining a healthy, weed-free lawn. We’ll let you in on the secret: The key to a lush, green and weed-free lawn is healthy grass. You don’t need toxic chemicals weed killers the other lawn care companies tell you are vital to weed control. The truth is, those treatments cause more harm than good to your lawn — and the pets, people and wildlife that use it.
Our weed control approach is built on the fact that a healthy lawn will naturally have fewer weeds. That’s because the healthy, thick grass effectively crowds out existing weeds, and grows so lush that new weed seeds are unable to latch on in the soil.
Our Natural Weed Control Program
For lawns that need a little extra to kill those pesky weeds. We’ve found a weed control option that has a positive effect on lawn health! We are excited to be one of the first to offer a cutting-edge weed control program.
What is a selective weed killer? When a weed killer is “selective,” that means that it will only kill weeds, and not the grass around it. This is an advantage because weeds won’t have to be spot-treated in your lawn, and you don’t run the risk of killing the healthy grass that grows around the weeds.
Our organic lawn care system has been proven effective, ecologically sound, and safe for pets, children and wildlife. For over a decade, we’ve continually improved our weed control approach to ensure that your lawn grows with as few weeds as possible. We’ve found that the following three-part approach yields the best results, and we’re confident that you’ll see an improvement in your lawn thanks to these tried-and-true organic weed control practices.
Optimized mowing height and schedules. When it comes to perfecting an effective mowing approach, we follow the rule of “mow high, mow often.” Mowing high has been proven to set the stage for grass to grow lush, green and weed-free. Longer grass length and longer root length tie together hand-in-hand. Our research shows that for a healthy lawn, you should never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting too much of the grass blade causes stress to the plant, and allows for the conditions for weeds to grow. Clean Air Lawn Care recommends a once-a-week mow schedule that ensures the perfect amount of grass is being cut for optimal lawn health and minimal weed growth. We will also cut your grass at a height that we know will encourage a healthy, vigorous lawn. Want to learn more about why mowing high and mowing often leads to healthier grass? You can read more about our mowing approach here.
Vertical edging. Have you ever noticed weeds creeping in on the edges of your lawn? Or seen weeds on the sidewalks next to the grass? Those weeds are a result of horizontal edging. Horizontal edging damages grass and exposes soil near sidewalks and driveways. As we know, damaged grass and exposed soil create prime conditions for weeds to grow. We know that the horizontal edging that other lawn care companies use is hard on the grass and creates the perfect conditions for weeds to grow. That’s why we run the edger vertically along sidewalks and driveways. When the grass is edged vertically, weeds don’t sneak in from the perimeter.
Organic fertilization treatment combined with weed control products when needed. Our customized Clean Air liquid fertilizer treatment is a big part of how we keep your lawn weed-free. We know that a healthy, thick lawn is a weed-free lawn. Because healthy grass requires healthy soil, we offer organic fertilizer and soil builder treatments that encourage the growth of vigorous grass. When a lawn is growing in healthy soil, the grass can easily outperform the weeds. Any kind of synthetic weed control use is reduced as much as possible in all Clean Air Lawn Care lawns. Learn more about our organic lawn care products here.