If you had a long, hard battle with weeds in your yard throughout the spring and summer then you were probably relieved when the cold weather moved in. If the weeds that were bothering you have stopped growing, then there is no need to think about weed prevention and vegetation control. Right? You may not want to hear this, but, weed prevention and vegetation control are actually year-round jobs. Before you despair, the good news is that working on these things in the winter will make the job much easier in the spring and summer.
Keep diseased plants cleared
Removing diseased plants can help with weed prevention and vegetation control because it protects your healthy vegetation. One of the best ways to keep weeds from overtaking your yard is to keep your yard healthy. Healthy grass can resist weeds much better than grass that is weak or sparse. By removing diseased plants any time they appear, you can minimize the chances of disease spreading to your healthy grass and plants and creating an opportunity for weeds to sneak in.
Do not allow debris to accumulate
Debris in your yard can also weaken your healthy grass and plants leading to an increase in weeds and unwanted vegetation. Leaving a buildup of weed debris for an extended period of time can prevent water, nutrients, and sunlight from getting to your plants. In addition, dead leaves on the ground can provide shelter for unwanted pests that can cause problems for your yard. If you clear out debris on a regular basis then you will not run the risk of having it negatively impact your healthy vegetation. As we discussed above, healthy vegetation is one of the best defenses against weeds and overgrowth.
Invest in regularly scheduled, professional weed control
Weeds are persistent. Their roots are often shallow which allows them to grow quickly and with fewer nutrients than the plants you want to stick around. This means that they can start overgrowing your yard and garden seemingly overnight. With such a persistent and quick growing foe, it is wise to get help from someone with experience. A company that specializes in weed control and yard health can help you win the battle against weeds. Their experience with the weeds in your area and their access to professional equipment and chemicals will help you get rid of unwanted vegetation. You can set up weed control services that occur throughout the year on intervals that are appropriate for where you live and the types of vegetation causing problems.
Weed prevention and vegetation control are essential to the health of your yard. There is no way to get around that fact. But, the tasks of keeping diseased plants cleared from your yard, preventing debris from accumulating, and working with a weed control professional will all work together to help you get a healthy yard.