Managing Weeds in Flower Beds

Management of weeds within a landscape bed requires a multi-faceted approach using scientific expertise to control weeds without just throwing hard work and labor costs at the same reoccurring problems week after week.

Contender’s Tree & Lawn Specialists knows this and understands the need to reduce extensive labor costs while also meeting prompt service requirements especially during rainy periods when most landscape companies fall behind schedule. Here is how Contender’s can make the worst of situations manageable and successful for you.
Property Analysis

Data-Driven Property Analysis

Contender’s utilizes state-of-the-art sophisticated computer software allowing us to quickly identify the properties that are in need of service based on real time data that is collected daily. Every weed germinates based on growing degree days or GDD. Weather station data pulled from various field stations in Oakland County help us monitor timing.

Weed Treatment

Effective Weed Treatment Plans

Our knowledge and identification of weed species helps us customize the right products for your property as the season evolves. Whether we identify annuals, bi-annuals or perennials you can feel comfortable knowing we will employ the best solution throughout the season. Spraying Roundup all season long won’t suffice with us!

Weed Killer

Our Goal: Kill Aggressive Weeds

If a company was hired to pull weeds the previous year we will expect a bumper crop of bi-annual weeds in April already as the snow melts and a flush of annual weeds in late spring and early summer. Our goal is to keep killing the weed population that was so aggressive during the pulling routine from a season ago. Normally we always see a flush of weeds after a 1″ rainfall but for this first season it may only take just 0.5″ to cause the same re-growth but bear with us as we knock down the high population of seeds in the soil.

How YOU can stay out of the weeds

Sunlight and water are all it takes for rapid weed growth to occur. The following tips from Contender’s landscaping experts will help keep the weeds in your flower beds at bay. Grasses are the most persistent problems during the season so we advise everyone to be vigilant about keeping grass clippings on the lawn only. Cleaning up the flower bed edges twice a year helps maintain a clean and well-manicured property. Contender’s does not provide this service.

Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists Tip

Keep the landscape beds mulched with 2-3” of mulch annually.

Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists Tip

Prevent over irrigation by shutting off the sprinkler system for 2-3 days after heavy rain.

Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists Tip

Only irrigate landscapes 2 times a week for 3-5 minutes per zone.

If you have annual flowers, adjust lawn zones to overlap and water them daily instead of soaking the entire landscape zone.

Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists Tip

If you pull weeds, discard them so they don’t regenerate in the beds or lawns.

Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists Tip

Try to keep grass clippings out of the flower beds when mowing so grass doesn’t start growing in the flower beds.

Eliminate weeds from your flower beds

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