Weed control can be vexing for homeowners and garden enthusiasts, especially in northern Utah, where the diverse and tenacious weed population is so challenging. Unless you can get your weeds under control, your yard or garden will quickly turn into an unsightly mess.
Here are some common questions our customers ask, along with some helpful tips and tricks for keeping a handle on your most problematic weeds.
Why Are Utah Weeds So Challenging?
The climate and geography of northern Utah are unlike anywhere else in the world. We range from searing heat to bitter cold, and from mountain peaks to the desert floor. We love our climate’s diversity, but it is what makes our weeds so hard to deal with. We face countless types of annual and perennial weeds, and no one-size-fits-all solution exists. Each category requires a different approach for eradication and control.
What Is the Difference between Annual and Perennial Weeds?
Annual weeds, much like annual flowers, grow for one season then die off. And although this may sound like a problem that solves itself, nothing could be further from the truth. Before annuals disappear into the sunset, they drop enough seeds to multiply tenfold. Perennials are highly resistant to climate extremes and most endeavors at control. They also tend to regrow quickly after a failed attempt to kill them, and come back year after year.
What Are the Best Weed Management Techniques?
Experts agree that regular use of a good pre-emergent is critical for controlling weeds. No, it won’t help rid your yard of the ones currently causing problems, but it will help prevent them from spreading. If your primary battle is weeds in your lawn (as is typically the case along the Wasatch Front), a strong offense is your best defense. In other words, keep your turf as healthy as possible — a healthy lawn is naturally weed-resistant. Water properly (too much is as bad as too little) and use best practices for mowing and overseeding.
Nothing I Do Seems to Help
In the battle against weeds and pests, do-it-yourselfers are somewhat restricted. You can take steps to prevent problems in the future, and you can get on your hands and knees and remove pesky weeds one by one. What you cannot do, however, is purchase truly safe and effective weed-control products. The good stuff is sold only to professionals, to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment.
Fortunately, at All Green Pest Control & Lawn Care, we specialize in helping our customers win the battle against pests and weeds. Our professional lawn care services are designed to eliminate and prevent all types of Utah weeds. If you’re having a problem at your home or business, contact us today to help you with effective weed control.