Even though summer comes with glorious shades of green and bold colors on your property, accompanied by tantalizing flower scents, it also brings along many threats: pests, diseases and the ubiquitous weeds. You can’t stop birds and insects drop weed seeds on your property and you can’t stop the wind from moving weed seeds and stems from here to there. But what you can do is keep weeds at bay and counter their spreading with a few tips and tricks. There are plenty of smart, organic and easy measures to take to fend off weeds and this is what our lawn care Redding, CT specialists will talk about today.
Don’t Use Chemicals
Weed killers, fertilizers and all chemicals you might consider using are a danger to the soil, vegetation, crops and roots’ systems, especially under extreme heat. If you grow edible plants and herbs, veggies and fruit trees you should refrain from using chemical weed killers as they can turn your crops into inedible products. Heat and chemicals go very wrong together, being able to burn everything to the ground and considerably impact the environment.
Our lawn care Redding, CT experts and their landscaping Trumbull, CT colleagues are in favor of using mulch as a natural or synthetic weed defender. We have talked about mulch before, but we will resume the conversation looking at mulch as a weed barrier instead of a fertilizer.
- Moist mulch – it acts as a coach for the plants, indirectly helping them to develop resilience against weeds. It nourishes the plants, keeping them humid and cool, thus allowing the roots to thrive healthily and handle a weed spread.
- Dry mulch – this is a preferred type of mulch for weed defense purposes, acting as a natural barrier between weeds and trees, plants and flowers.
- Inorganic mulch – this is a synthetic material used to cover the ground and taking the shape of fabric, plastic, stone and gravel. It is one of the best weed defenders, as it doesn’t let them spread or germinate nearby plants and trees.
Have your lawn care Redding, CT specialists install the proper type of mulch according to the plants’ needs and advise you on the mulch varieties that work best as weed barriers.
Don’t Let Sleeping Weeds Wake Up
There are incommensurable amounts of weed seeds buried in your soil, but they don’t all germinate, sprout or spread. However, you can accidentally offer them the conditions to outbreak spontaneously and infest your entire landscape. In order to let them sleep undisturbed, don’t engage in invasive lawn care activities (digging, plantations, removals of trees or shrubs, aeration, and dethatching and so on).
Ask your lawn care Redding, CT specialists to implement you a proper lawn care maintenance program designed to let sleeping weeds lie, even if you want to add new flowers or plants to your landscape.
As a final tip, talk to the team to advise you on buying and planting potted flowers from nurseries – pots usually contain weed seeds that just wait for the proper environment to sprout – your team can help you clean the pots and plant the flowers safely.