Weeding is one of those thankless chores. No matter how much you pull out the unwanted growths, they just keep coming back. It can feel like a losing battle.
Is it really such a big deal if you let a few weeds grow wild?
Here’s why weeds spell doom for your landscaping and not just its appearance.
Weeds Kill Other Plants
Some people really hate the look of weeds, but this is more than just a cosmetic issue. As long as you let them grow, the longer they’ll steal vital nutrients and water away from the plants you want to thrive.
Think about how much money you’ve poured into planting beautiful hedges, bushes, and flowers. You don’t want to chance losing some of those to competition from weeds.
Weeds Block Drainage Pipes
There are a few varieties of wild plant life that can clog up your drainage system. That, too, is a costly part of your landscaping. It will take more maintenance to keep it clear if you have an overgrowth of weeds.
Weeds Attract Pests
Not all weeds cause such trouble, but some can host pests and diseases that can spread to your other plants. A rabbit or deer coming to graze on dandelion may then be attracted to your hosts.
Weeds Promote Frost
Weeds don’t always contribute to frost, but they can block out the sun’s heat, leaving cool soil prone to a frost that damages plants. Mulch is a better insulator since it retains heat.
Weed Solutions in Alpharetta
For help in conquering a weed problem, contact Nature’s Management Group. From weed killers to mulch to gardening advice, we’ve got all the resources you need to keep your landscaping looking great, without you having to break a sweat!
Posted on behalf of Nature’s Management Group