Simple Ways to Control Weeds in Your Landscape

Regardless of how hard you try to control the weeds in your landscape, by August and September, the weeds have multiplied, and unwanted vines are invading your planting beds. The torrential rains that we recently experienced from Hurricane Hermine will hamper your residential weed control efforts. GreenEarth helps our customers customize a landscape maintenance service program, including a residential weed control strategy that focuses on prevention.

Here are some practical suggestions we use that will help you deal with some of the most severe weed control problems, and keep weeds from spreading all over your yard.

Hand Pulling or Digging

Hand Pulling Weeds

Don’t let rogue or invasive weeds prevent you from enjoying your outdoor living, recreational or entertaining areas. For occasional, but unsightly weeds, pull them up as soon as you see them. The faster you get to them, the more unlikely it is that they’ll spread.

Immature weeds have smaller roots, so they’re much easier to remove. For weeds with deep and well-established root systems, use a hand-held weeder or spade.

Mulch

Using Mulch to Control Weeds

The best mulch to use is one that will decompose and add nutrients to the soil as it decomposes. Pine straw, grass clippings, shredded bark, leaf mulch, or compost are all excellent materials to use as mulch.

Apply a heavy layer of mulch around trees and in your landscape beds. Besides minimizing weed growth, you won’t have to worry about watering your yard as often. Mulch is cheap, very useful, and it will reduce the frequency with which you may need to use a chemical herbicide.

Selective Herbicides

Using Selective Herbicides to Control Weeds

Appropriately named "selective herbicides" target weeds without harming the grass or surrounding landscape plants. Selective herbicides are the weed killer of choice on turf grasses because they target different grass species. If you are not sure which herbicide is best for your property, our lawn care specialists can choose the right herbicide for your grass species.

Quick Tip: Avoid walking on a freshly treated lawn for at least 24-hours until the weeds can absorb the herbicide. 

We’re Ready to Handle Your Residential Weed Control Problems

Take Back Control of Your Landscape from Weeds

Weed growth is at its peak in September. Let GreenEarth help restore health to your lawn and landscape. We manage your landscape maintenance needs, so you have more time to spend with your family doing the things you enjoy.

If you’d like a consultation or want to know what our landscape maintenance services can do to help you, give us a call at our Panama City Beach office at (850) 236-1959, or call our Santa Rosa Beach office at (850) 267-0010 to set up an appointment. You can also fill out the online form on our website to schedule a consultation. 

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