We are experts at solving weed problems
However, at the outset you must decide if you will permit the use of pesticides in your landscape. Your answer will lead us down one of two paths.
Pesticide free weed control
If you have a bad weed problem, this approach will cost more money and may take repeated visits. But if you only have a few smaller weeds, you may be satisfied with the results. Let’s look at why.
- Our only recourse is to pull each weed by hand, or sometimes to hoe and remove mechanically.
- Larger weeds will probably grow back from the roots.
- Smaller weeds can take a very long time to remove mechanically or by hand.
- After the job is completed, weeds will sprout from any remaining roots.
If you really want to avoid use of pesticides, you may want to make an exception when doing an initial landscape cleanup so you can get off to a good start. Do not overlook mulch (just below). It will be your biggest help!
Weed control with the help of herbicides
- If we spray the weeds with a weed control agent, it will kill the weeds roots and all.
- During a landscape cleanup we don’t have to remove every weed. We can just cut off the top and leave the roots.
- If we apply another type of weed control when finished, it keeps the weeds from returning.
Mulch buries weed seeds so they don’t germinate
- Whether bark dust or compost is used, the results are the same—greatly reduced sprouting of new weeds. When weed seeds are buried more than one half inch they rarely germinate. We recommend keeping a one to two inch layer of mulch at all times. More is better. Note: Compost decomposes quickly and will need to be renewed annually.
- Living weed roots will grow new tops right up through the mulch. That’s why it works best to kill the weeds before removing them.
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