Your lawn is an investment in your commercial business. You picked out the flowers and the plants. Everything looks beautiful. Aesthetics go a long way with impressions. The last thing you want to see on your business’s landscaping is a weed because weeds detract from the value of this investment.
Weeds are invasive to your landscaping. They diminish your lawn’s beauty and your business’s value. At Westside Grounds, our Denver & Lakewood commercial weed control services can help keep your commercial landscaping green and professional. Our lawn care experts have the knowledge and resources to destroy, control, and prevent the growth of weeds on your commercial property. We have over two decades of experience in helping our customers maintain beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens. Contact us now to see how we can assist you with our weed control and prevention services.
Weeds are everywhere. But how would you define a weed? A weed is a plant that grows in a place where it is unwanted. They are opportunistic plants and can aggressively invade your landscape if left unchecked. Weeds can be of three different types: annual, biennial, or perennial.
As their name suggests, annual weeds sprout, grow, and die in a one-year time frame. Biennial weeds last for two years. In the first year, the weed sprouts and grows into a plant. In the second year, the weed produces flowers and seeds. The weed then dies. Perennial weeds live more than two years. They grow quickly. These weeds are hard to get rid of.
Weeds are different from plants. They have certain attributes that set them apart from other plants. The following are general traits of weeds.
Weeds Grow Quickly
Weeds tend to grow extremely fast. This is most likely the basis for the colloquial phrase “grow like a weed.” This is problematic because your beautiful, organized landscape can transform into a jungle of weeds overnight.
Excessive Seed Production
Weeds tend to produce a high volume of seeds. This is the reason they can reproduce and grow so quickly. The main problem with weeds is that they are hard to contain.
Weeds Are Competitive
Weeds will burrow their way into lawns, flower beds, and cracks outside. Weeds can fight with other plants for sunlight, air, water, and nutrients.
Weeds May Be Poisonous
Some weeds are toxic to humans and animals. For example, poison ivy is a weed. Poisonous weeds are especially worrisome. If a customer falls ill because of weeds on your business’s property, depending on the circumstances, you may be liable.
Where Do Weeds Grow?
Weeds can grow in a variety of places. If there are weak spots in your lawn or garden, they will germinate there. Weak spots in your lawn can be thinning grass or brown spots. Weeds also grow in cracks. You might see them in the cracks of your driveway or along the sidewalks that lead to your business.
Seeing weeds in any place around your business is bothersome. Books shouldn’t be judged by their covers, but they are. If weeds take over your flower beds and sidewalks, your customers may be deterred from entering your business. Don’t let a few weeds dictate the success of your commercial endeavors. Contact Westside Grounds and let us help you.
How to Control Weeds
Weed prevention, control, and reduction are essential to our professional weed control services. Herbicides can be used to kill unwanted weeds. There are different types of herbicides. Some target the weeds specifically. Other herbicides do not differentiate between weeds and other “wanted” plants. These herbicides will kill any plants they touch. We understand which herbicides to use in different circumstances.
Another technique we use to control weeds is pre-emergent herbicide. This type of herbicide stops weeds from growing. It does this by attacking the seeds of the weeds.
Lastly, weeds can also be removed from your lawn by pulling them out. For some weeds, leaving a root or other part of the weed can allow for the weed to regrow. Therefore, with this control measure, the entire weed must be removed from the soil.
Contact Our Weed Control Specialists
We are 100% committed to helping you with your lawn and garden needs at Westside Grounds. Impressions are everything. Weeds surrounding your place of business can undermine the beauty and professionalism you want to achieve.
Our professional weed control experts have extensive knowledge of the industry. We know how to cure your landscaping of weeds and how to prevent weed growth in the future. Contact Westside Grounds today, and see how we can help you with our commercial weed control services.