Flower Bed Weed Control
Using a Scientific Approach to Solve a Recurring Problem
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 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.
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!
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.
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.