Maintaining your flower beds and landscape plantings free of pesky weeds is quite a battle, but if you approach the problem with a strategic plan, youll overcome these annoying pests as well as the bees, wasps, ants and other pests that like the weeds. So that youre not going into the Phoenix weed control battle blind, youll want to learn what you are battling and how they work.
Weeds can either grow from seeds or their own roots. As the roots begin to grow from the parent plant, new ones sprout up from the lateral roots, creating even more parent plants. The process keeps going, helping the weeds thrive. The weeds that grow from roots, not seeds, are the most difficult to control. You should think of weeds as plants, so they behave just like any other plant in your yard. They crave sunlight, water, and nutrition. A good mulching can keep the weeds from getting the sunlight they need in order to survive, which is a great control method.
Many Phoenix, pest control services also offer weed control. Invader Pest Control, for example, can help eliminate everything from weeds to Arizona killer bees, as well as ant pest control. Check their website to learn how this company received its Green Pro designation, which means its technicians have been trained for green pest control techniques. Read about their natural ant control and other related environmentally conscious pest elimination methods at www.invader.net. They will also be able to show you the proper way to mulch in order to keep your weed levels down. Dont forget to take out the roots otherwise the weeds can grow back.
Once youre done here, plant your garden. You can keep turning the soil to keep the weeds from coming back, or you can mulch your garden properly. Most people choose to mulch. Its easier and less time consuming. It definitely helps keep weeds from coming back, and it requires no chemicals. If you prefer chemicals though, it can be pretty easy and cost-effective, especially if you hire Invader for its pest control services.
They can use chemicals to eliminate any weeds or other pests that may be living in your garden. They can use two kinds of weed control chemicals, pre-emergent and post-emergent, meaning before the weeds grow out or afterwards. Pre-emergent actually prevents the seeds from germinating. Post-emergent herbicides are sprays like you can buy in a store and apply to errant weeds already growing. Make sure you get a herbicide that is meant to be sprayed around your other plants.
When you hire a Phoenix pest control and weed control company, you should talk with the technicians about the details of their methods, so that you can make a decision on which method is right for your garden. Just know that you have a choice in your weed-control needs.