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The last thing you want to see in your landscaping is a pesky weed. After all your hard work and labor, weeds can creep into your flower beds the same way they can on your lawn. If you treat your lawn for weeds, why wouldn’t you treat your beds? Depending on the size of the area, weed control for flower beds can be a much easier task.
Preventative Weed Control
Similar to your lawn care, protecting your landscape beds from weeds starts with prevention. Preventing weeds is the most important step in a weed-free flower bed. Applying a pre-emergent to the bed areas in the early spring and fall can help stunt the growth of many unsightly weeds that are below the soil. While these applications can’t prevent all weeds from breaking through, they make a huge difference. Without preventative weed control in your beds, keeping them clean all summer will be an uphill battle.
Targeted Weed Control
Pre-emergents aren’t the end-all solution to a clean landscape. During the growing season, it seems like new weeds can sprout almost overnight. Following up with targeted weed control with post-emergent herbicides can help rid the area of new weeds. It’s important to take caution when treating your landscape beds for weeds. If any non-selective weed killer touches ornamental plants or shrubs, it will suffer damage.
Pulling Weeds by Hand
While it’s the last thing any of us want to be doing on a sunny, Saturday afternoon, it’s unavoidable. Not all weeds can be prevented, and some may sprout in-between scheduled spraying. No weed control product or program can 100% eliminate the need for hand-pulling weeds. However, is it the cheapest route, and in most cases, the last resort option.
There are many ways to control weeds in your ornamental beds. From natural remedies to mulching, weeds don’t stand a chance if you make the time. If you don’t want to do the brunt of the work, you can hire a professional to handle weed control for your flower beds. All Turf Lawn Care offers multiple Bed Weed Control Programs from basic care to an all-inclusive, mosquito control bundle. Contact us today to see how we can help keep your lawn and landscape healthy all year long.