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Weed control for your grounds or estate

Weeds are one of the most common and persistent problems in commercial grounds. In a nutshell, a weed is a plant growing somewhere it's not wanted. They grow here, there and everywhere, and they typically fall into one of the following categories: broadleaf, grassy and grass-like. Therefore, any plant with broad, flat leaves and plants that resemble grass or that grow with tube-like stems are an unwanted presence on commercial grounds and needs to be dealt with quickly.

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A Persistent Problem

Any patch of grass that isn't cared for regularly is vulnerable to weeds, so it is important to feed your grass regularly, mow higher to block the light from reaching the weeds, and water deeply to ensure your grass will compete with any weeds that may be present.

While not all weeds are harmful all the time, most of them can be quite damaging to other plants and grass if you’re responsible for lawn maintenance.

They also compete for water with other plants, and in some cases can even harm livestock. What’s more, with so many varieties of weed around, from brambles to nettles, dandelions and Japanese knotweed, it can feel like a continual fight.

Of course, many weeds are hardy enough to be successful in dense shade, with natural resistance to certain chemicals. They tend to grow deep taproots and spread out/creep rapidly to become annoyingly prolific, so it is advisable to seek professional help to eliminate them and keep them gone. That's where Weedfree Landscapes come in.

We are specialists in landscaping and providing maintenance for commercial grounds. We know how to remove weeds and keep them gone, through specific techniques to best practice and by deploying the latest specialist tools for every job.

Here are some of the most important principles that govern the way we work:

  • Keeping them dormant - weed seeds are everywhere, but only those in the top 1-2 inches of soil actually germinate. Needless digging brings seeds to the surface, so we only open patches of ground when we have to. Specialist tools can minimise soil disturbance on lawns, and we always have the right ones for the job.
  • Mulching - mulch helps keep the soil cool and moist whilst depriving weeds of sunlight. Organic mulches even contain bugs that feed on weed seeds. We use only the finest mulch when caring for grounds to help stop weeds in their tracks, and we know exactly how to use it for maximum effect.
  • Weeding done right - There's an old saying that goes "Pull when wet; hoe when dry". This is perfect advice for weeds, and we always follow best practice for eliminating the presence of weeds on any commercial grounds. You could do it yourself, but it is time-consuming and needs to be done right. It would be better to let the professionals take care of it!

We are experienced in weed control and we don’t just use harsh chemicals as our first choice; there are many more environmentally-friendly methods of tackling weeds and preventing regrowth. For an eco-friendly approach to weeds, organic herbicides are kinder to the environment whilst taking care of weeds, and for those who don’t mind a bit of hard graft - like us at Weedfree - uprooting by hand is still the number 1 tried and true method of staying on top of weed control. We’ll also ensure that your grounds are well-maintained to minimise the chance of weed overgrowth in the first place.

Weedfree Landscapes offer the highest standards of commercial ground care and maintenance for the premises of many businesses. We are a tried and trusted firm you can rely on to keep the exterior to your premises looking its best all year round. Call us today on 01623 653 568 to speak to one of our experts and arrange a free initial consultation.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
September 11, 2019
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.