- Bare ground areas like parking lots, gravel areas, fence lines, ditches, around buildings and places where no vegetation is desired. control usually lasts longer since bare ground areas are usually not irrigated.
- Low-maintenance grass areas: Scotch Broom, broad leaf weeds, blackberries and thistles are common in low maintenance grass areas, Mowed or not, these areas can be treated for weeds with specialized equipment. We time the treatments for best control.
- Noxious Weeds: Tansy, Japanese Knotweed, Poison Hemlock, Gorse and Poison Ivy are some of the regular offenders. Timely treatments can be very effective and reasonably priced. Costs for noxious weed treatments are based on area, time and materials.
Weed Control in Ornamental Beds
Tired of pulling weeds in your landscape? Only to have them back in a few weeks and you have to pull them again. If pulling weeds is something you would rather not do over and over, we can help you. Our treatments control existing weeds and keep new ones from sprouting for 12 to 16 weeks. We carefully spot treat existing weeds and a contact product and they quickly disappear without expensive fabric installation or hand pulling. We apply pre-emergence products so weed seds do not germinate. This stops weed growth before you can see them. Pre-emergence products are safely applied over-the-top of existing plants, without concern of plant damage.
Careful treatments around tree trunks eliminate the need for string trimming and mowing near the trunks, a major cause of damage leading to tree failure. Treatments under fences and around utilities reduce structure and equipment damage, hand pulling and /or string trimming. Horsetail, buttercup and other difficult to control weeds are often present in wet sites. Special products are used to help control these invasive and unsightly weeds.
Bark or Compost?
Installing ground bark mulch does give good weed control for a few months, but we recommend a 2″ layer of vegetative compost instead, for several very good reasons. First, properly processed compost (kept at 140 degrees or higher for months) enhances beneficial soil organisms, helping plants thrive.
Second, vegetative compost won’t deplete nutrients as decomposing bard does, and the possibility of damaging fungus transfer from diseased wood in bark is eliminated. Lastly, “real” compost will not be more prone to grow more weeds than bark, as weed seeds are killed by hear generated in the composting process. With our weed prevention program you can install compost without concern about weed problems and still get all the benefits.