Weeds are common here in Tennessee, and they don't just invade your lawn but your landscape beds, too. Your landscape beds are focal points on your property, and keeping them free of these pesky nutrient thieves is essential to maintain their beauty and health. Fortunately, there are a few ways to do this, such as using pre-emergent weed control treatments to prevent weeds from sprouting in the first place. You can also hand-pull large ones and spot spray others with a post-emergent herbicide. That way, you tackle both ends of their growth cycle and keep your landscape beds weed-free!
1. Use pre-emergent weed control treatments to prevent weeds from sprouting in your landscape beds.
An effective way to keep your landscape beds free of weeds is with pre-emergent weed control treatments. These treatments work by creating a barrier that prevents these pesky plants from sprouting above the surface and causing problems in the first place. However, timing is essential when applying them, as you'll need to do it before a certain point in their growth cycle. The best times to use pre-emergents are in spring, summer, and fall to ensure you stay ahead of them so your landscape beds are weed-free throughout the year.
Some pros use granular pre-emergent weed control treatments because they'll remain effective at preventing weeds over an extended period.
2. Remove Large Weeds in Your Landscape Beds by Hand-Pulling
Another way to keep your landscape beds weed-free is by removing large ones by hand. This method involves manually pulling any existing weeds, though when you do this, you'll want to ensure you remove the entire root, too. If you don't, you could risk them regrowing or spreading, leaving you with more work than when you started.
3. Spot spray existing weeds in your landscape beds with a post-emergent weed control treatment.
The last way to ensure your landscape beds stay free of pesky weeds is by spot spraying existing growth with a post-emergent weed control treatment. You'll apply this herbicide directly to the weed to specifically target it, where it'll then seep into the soil and kill it at its roots. That way, it eliminates the entire growth so that it no longer steals valuable resources and space from the plants in your landscape beds.
Post-emergent weed control treatments are only effective on those that have already surfaced. So, by also utilizing pre-emergents, you can drastically limit how many pops through, saving yourself time and effort playing catch up, as you would if you didn't use preventative measures. Then, if any were past a certain point and still sprouted even after it, the post-emergents will handle them, covering each end of the growth cycle and providing optimal results.
Call Us to Sign Up for Our Landscape Bed Weed Control Service & Keep Them Weed-Free All Year
If you want to keep your landscape beds weed-free all year, you've come to the right place! At Picture Perfect Landscapes, we offer a landscape bed weed control service, which involves applying granular pre-emergent weed control treatments in the spring, summer, and fall to get ahead of these pesky plants before they sprout. Our team will also regularly hand-pull any large ones and spot spray others with our post-emergents to ensure they don't have a chance to steal much-needed resources and space from your plants.
Our landscape bed weed control service is available as part of our landscape maintenance program, which we offer to residential and commercial properties, plus HOAs, in Memphis, Midtown Memphis, East Memphis, TN, and other nearby areas. Call us at (901) 246-7656 to sign up today!