Prevention is the Best Form of Weed Control

weed prevention BraseltonWhen it comes to  weeds, no yard is immune. Weeds are a common problem and they affect everyone. The only way to control them is to either prevent them from ever taking root or remove them as they begin to sprout. I think it is safe to say that the preferable method would be prevention. So, how do you go about preventing weeds from taking over your yard? Well, let’s start at the source.

How do Weeds Get in My Yard?

The answer for this is very simple – by way of seeds. Seeds have a variety of different ways to travel. They can be transplanted into your yard from birds, bugs, wind, water and even lawnmowers. As there is no way to prevent rain falling from the sky or birds flying overhead, the only way to effectively prevent weeds from taking over your yard is to stop these seeds from taking root.

Weed prevention may sound like a simple task, but it requires a lot of caution to ensure that no permanent damage is done to your yard. You need to make sure you have the right chemicals for your lawn, and you need to make sure you are applying the chemicals appropriately, giving extra attention to the areas of the yard that are most vulnerable to weeds.

Areas Weeds Thrive

The biggest problem with weeds is that they can adapt to almost any environment, and can actually thrive in conditions where most plants would die – this why you commonly see weeds poking through cracks in the pavement. This is another reason that weed prevention can be a difficult task to do yourself. In order to completely prevent weeds in your yard, you need to think like a weed and spray all areas where one might take root. This could include obscure areas like the shady regions underneath shrubs, areas where other plants have died, downspouts and more – places that the most people would not even think needs treating.

Weed prevention happens to be a specialty of ours, and we provide lawn care services in Braselton and the surrounding areas. So, if you find yourself dreading the task of pulling weeds or unsure which chemicals would work best with your yard, contact us and we would be happy to help.