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Help! My Taunton Flower Bed Is Full Of Weeds

a weed in a lawn

Weeds are the bane of any gardener’s existence. They choke out the plants you actually want, and it takes a lot of work to keep your yard clear. There are a lot of things you can do on your own to maintain a healthy garden, but DeRosa Landscaping is here to help. We offer plenty of options for lawn care in Taunton so that you can have the yard and garden of your dreams. Our professional weed control is just a phone call away. 

Option 1: If You Have The Time, Use Mulch

Mulching is incredibly beneficial for home gardens. It helps your plants get the nutrients they need, prevents water from evaporating as quickly, limits soil erosion, and protects plants’ roots. When it comes to weeding, mulch can prevent weed growth. It essentially blocks weeds from taking nutrients from the plants you want. Any weeds that do grow will also be much easier to pull out. 

 Mulching in Taunton can be a time-consuming task depending on the size and layout of your yard. You’ll need to lay the mulch a few inches deep and spread it around your plants. Mulching around developed plants, shrubs, and trees can take some practice to make sure it’s placed correctly. 

Despite the extra effort, mulching is a huge benefit to your yard. If it’s something you’re able to do, it can be a fantastic option for the health of your plants.

Option 2: Pull Out The Weeds Or Use A Weed Killer

Pulling weeds manually can be an intense task, especially when it’s warm outside. It definitely takes time since you have to be sure to pull the whole plant out, including the roots. But because you’re doing it by hand, you’re able to control what plants get removed and which ones stay.

Weeds are invasive plants competing with your lawn and flowers for essential nutrients, sunlight, and water. By diligently removing them, you are not only enhancing the overall appearance of your home but also promoting the well-being of your plants and desired vegetation.

One essential component of manual weeding is the ability to differentiate weeds from grasses and desired plants. The last thing you want to do is accidentally uproot valuable vegetation.

Here are some of the most common weeds found around Taunton:

  • Chickweed: a low-growing weed recognizable for its oval-shaped leaves and tiny white flowers. 
  • Velvetleaf: recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers.
  • Nut grass: Perennial weeds with triangular stems and long leaves that resemble grass.
  • Purslane: recognizable for its fleshy, paddle-shaped leaves and small yellow flowers. 
  • Dandelions: one of the most easily recognizable weeds, with bright yellow flowers and distinctive “puff ball” seed heads. 

One way to tell weeds apart is by their rapid growth comparative to other plants. If you’re taking care of your lawn and garden everyday, you will probably recognize weeds based on their aggressive, rapid growth. You might also notice how out of place these plants look compared to their surroundings. However, for the best weed identification, you’ll need to entrust the help of an expert.

Option 3: Embrace The Edible Weeds

In addition to physical weed pulling, weed killers are another effective method of weed control, albeit one that requires a certain level of care and attention in order to use effectively without damaging the lawn or garden itself.

When you use a weed killer, you have to be careful that you don’t also kill the plants you intend to keep. There are selective herbicides that are designed to target specific plants, which may be a good option for your yard. Regardless of what kind of weed killer you apply, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and avoid contact with the herbicide. These can be harmful to humans, and they should only be used in a controlled environment away from children and pets.

One downside to manual weed control is that it does require a lot of upkeep. Weeds always try to grow back in, so you have to remove them regularly. Whether you’re pulling the weeds or spraying an herbicide, keep an eye on your yard to see when it needs to be done again.

Call In The Professionals To Maintain Your Flowerbeds

Whatever goals you have for your yard, DeRosa Landscaping can help you get there. If you want mulch but don’t have the time, we offer mulch services in Taunton. If you need help with weed control in Taunton, we’ve got your back. You deserve to have a beautiful, healthy yard. Call DeRosa Landscaping for all your Taunton lawn and landscaping needs.