24 Mar 2016

Professional Garden Maintenance Tips on Dealing with Weed Infestation

Any garden lover will agree that when it comes to garden maintenance, warding off those pesky weeds can prove to be such a challenge. For the most part, these weeds, considered to be the pests of the plant world, propagate quickly, take over lawns and gardens efficiently, and are highly resilient, cropping back up again and again, no matter how many times they may be taken out.

Because of its frustratingly resilient nature, sometimes it’s best that you leave it in the hands of professionals such as Thorburn Landscapes, so that they can be removed once and for all.

Disturbing the Weed Peace

What you may not realise is that weed seeds occupy every square inch of your garden. However, it only takes the top soil, about an inch or two, for it to germinate. The problem becomes worse, however, when you dig up soil, disturb the “sleeping” weed seeds under the ground, and then bring them to the surface.

Of course, it’s impossible to keep you from digging in your garden, but at the very least, you can mitigate the probabilities by limiting your digging activities, and applying mulch or other plants to the dug up area immediately to prevent weed seeds from surfacing.

Unlikely Enemy

Weeds can be considered as the plant version of parasites in your garden—they compete with the other legitimate tenants of your garden, such as the flowers, vegetables, and other plants, for water, soil nutrients, and even sunlight.

Without sufficient nutrients, the other plants become vulnerable to insects and other infestations. Of course, the weeds are hardly affected, and in fact can continue to grow and propagate at a rapid rate, thereby leaving everything else in the garden damaged. That’s why weeds are such plant pests, and that’s why you need professional maintenance services to get rid of them.

Sources:

12 Common Weeds that Take Over Your Lawn, HGTV.com

Six Tips for Effective Weed Control, Fine Gardening