Where soil is disturbed, weeds will grow!
We utilize hand tools to remove, or in some cases, cut weeds to the ground. Curly dock, for instance, is best controlled through repeated cutting so that photosynthesis does not occur and seed heads do not form. It has a deep root system that is hard to dig out, so cutting it to the ground is actually more efficient. This weakens the plant over time, and it dies off.
Often following a heavy weeding, we will mulch or re-mulch the newly cleared area to prevent yet more weeds from invading. Another strategy is to plant closely in beds with desirable plants so that not as much mulch is needed.
Fall planting time is here, from August 15 through the end of October. While we are fully booked for large plantings this fall, we will accommodate smaller plantings in our maintenance schedule.
Please let Priscilla know if you would like to have a few additional plants added to your garden this fall to help combat weeds <firstname.lastname@example.org>