Happy Friday! Weeds growing in your flower beds are not only an eyesore but can steal nutrients from your plants and affect their overall health.

We have a few ways of dealing with these weeds, and sometimes a combination of these steps is needed to solve the problem. Mulching your flower beds helps prevent weeds from getting sunlight, and acts as a barrier stopping them from breaching the soil.

The best way to control weeds is to prevent them using pre-emergent herbicides. These stop the weeds from germinating underground and interrupt the weed’s life cycle. Since it stops many weeds before they ever breach the soil, it helps stop them from spreading as well. It’s important to check the type of pre-emergent you want to use alongside the plants growing in your flower beds to make sure they won’t be damaged by the treatment. Ornamentals are most tolerant of pre-emergent applications.

You can also spray any remaining weeds with a post-emergent herbicide or pull them by hand to finish the job.

We hope this helps! If you need weed control in your lawn or beds, we’d be happy to help. Just give us a call at 318-286-0967 for a free estimate. Have a great weekend!