If you have a lawn or garden this message will strike a cord,we all know weeds grow everywhere and getting rid of them is another story so I wanted shed some light on the different types of weeds and how to get rid of them.A knowledgeable landscape architect will be able to steer you in the right direction concerning the problem with weeds.
Weeds are unattractive and make your lawn and garden look unattractive. Weeds also provide cover for disease and insects, and they soak up important nutrients and sunlight from your garden and your lawn. Weeds are pesky and unusually hard to get rid of, but it is possible to minimize their takeover and keep them at bay.
Weeds are one of the biggest problem issues that gardeners and lawn care providers have to deal with on a nearly daily basis. About this time of year weeds begin popping up everywhere, here are the different types of weeds and what you can do to get rid of them
There are two types of weeds: Perennial and Annual. Perennials: are Dandelions, Blackberry, and Milkweed, They all sprout flowers and are extremely hard to get rid of because they are grown by both seed and by root. Pulling them out works at first, but if any portion of the root is left in the ground, they will grow back almost immediately.
Sometimes, using a herbicide is the only way to get rid of these types of weeds.
Annuals These are a little bit easier to get rid of and keep away than perennial weeds. They are grown from seeds that have already sprouted from your garden, or have been brought by a bird or another animal. Chickweed, Crabgrass, and Knotweed are three examples of annual weeds. They are named annual due to the fact that they grow at certain times of the year. Cool-season weeds will sprout at any time from fall to spring. Warm-weather weeds start growing in the spring. No matter which type it is,
The only way to get rid of them is to catch them before they start growing and uproot them whenever you’re doing yard work.
Now that you understand the different types of weeds, you’re wondering how to get rid of them! There are a few different ways to get rid of weeds, the weeds age makes a difference if the weed is fairly young and hasn’t sprouted seeds yet, then they are easier to get rid of than weeds that have matured and grown seeds.
Cultural weeding involves breaking up the soil surface to make weeds easier to remove. This works well when the weeds are young and smaller, also when the soil is moist. For smaller gardens, this can be done with a small trowel, but for bigger gardens and yards, a tool such as a cultivator. For larger weeds, cultivation involves using a shovel and removing the whole weed from the root. In order to make it less likely for the weed to grow back, the root needs to be removed completely. Perennial weeds need to be disposed of in the trash; if they are cut up by a till or cultivator, they can be spread across your lawn, creating more weeds
Mulching isn’t as much of a plan to get rid of weeds as it is a preventative plan. Mulch prevents weeds by blocking their access to the sun if they are growing at soil level. If there is no light, then the seeds will not germinate and will die eventually. Mulch also benefits the plants that you’re actually trying to grow; it conserves soil moisture and keeps soil at an even temperature.
With organic mulch, you can purchase weed blocker tarp or a black plastic film. They both work similarly to mulch and are referred to as “synthetic mulches.” The difference between these two is that the weed blocker lets in air and water for plants, while the plastic film does not. They both block light so that weeds cannot grow, the plastic can prevent even perennials from growing by killing off all sources of growth material.
Herbicides: If pulling weeds and tilling your soil isn’t for you or your garden, then you might need to a herbicide. There are several different herbicides available, even organic ones. The type of herbicide that you’re going to get will also depend whether you’re trying to get rid of perennial or annual weeds.
Homeowners living in Orlando are lucky. The warm, humid climate allows for a beautiful landscape, year round. Landscaping that shines all of the time. Follow these top tips tricks will have your landscape the envy of your neighbors’ hope this advice helps.