7 Easy Ways to Keep Weeds Out of Your AL Flowerbeds
Weeds are frustrating plants because they’re plants that are out of place.
And it seems like a never-ending job pulling weeds only to see more return—especially after a heavy rain event.
Fortunately, there are seven easy ways to keep weeds out of your AL flowerbeds.
Seven Easy Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Landscape
The following list mirrors what your lawn care professional does for your yard including weed control:
- Give your flowerbeds a renovation: Since it’s nearing the end of the summer season, you probably aren’t going to dig up your entire garden to start over. However, make a note on next year’s calendar to renovate your flowerbeds in late February or early March. You need to remove all weeds, any remaining seeds, tubers or nutlets from your beds to ensure that no weeds are remaining.
- Add pre-emergent early in the season: Get a jumpstart on those early spring weeds, such as crabgrass, by applying pre-emergent weed control to your flowerbeds. You can find pre-emergents at your local big box store or garden center. Make sure you read all directions before applying the weed control to your beds.
- Add post-emergent to broadleaf weeds: Once your garden is taken care of with pre-emergent, fresh soil and newly planted seeds, keep an eye out for broadleaf weeds. Dandelions and clovers are the most famous of the bunch. You can control them by spraying their leaves with post-emergent weed control.
- Add the right fertilizer at the right time and the right amount: Adding nutrients to the ground to feed your perennials and annuals is vital. But before you do, perform a soil test to see what nutrients are missing from your soil. Once you know what you need (nitrogen, potash and phosphorous), then you know what formula to buy. You can get soil test kits from your local extension office.
- Install a dripline for easy watering: Water comes at a premium these days. During a typical summer, Americans use 30% of their water usage on their lawns and landscapes. So, using water wisely in your garden beds is essential.
You can cut down on water waste by investing in dripline sprinklers. Drip irrigation, bubblers and micro-irrigation all deliver the right amount of water directly to the plants’ root systems. So there’s no run-off and no overwatering.
- Add pine straw mulch: Adding mulch helps to regulate the soil’s temperature, controls weeds and holds in moisture. You still may have an occasional weed pop through—but you can pull them out by hand.
- Add decorative stones: You can add decorative stones to your flowerbeds and around your ornamental trees and shrubs to create a tidy look as well as prevent weed seeds from landing and sprouting in your beds.
How Xtreme Turf Lawn Care Keeps Weeds Out of Your Lawn
At Xtreme Turf Lawn Care, we don’t work in landscapes or gardens. However, we do keep weeds out of lawns. We use both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed controls to keep crabgrass, Poa annua and dandelions out of your yard.
If you need weed control in your AL lawn, call us today at 251-648-9947 or fill out our contact form.
Xtreme Turf Lawn Care serves homeowners in Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shore, Loxley, Mobile, and Spanish Fort, AL.
EPA.gov, “How We Use Water.”
LoveYourLandscape.org, “The Best Way to Prevent Unwanted Weeds.”