The Never-Ending Problem of Controlling Weeds

Whatever size and type of property you own, chances are high there are plants living there that you would rather not be. Some weeds are simply unsightly, while others can stop you enjoying the outdoors altogether. Many weeds are prominent hay fever contributors and others can make walking around barefoot hazardous. If you are trying to grow vegetables the last thing you want is pesky weeds stealing all of your sunlight and precious soil fertility.

In this article, we will discuss some common weeds, simple ways to treat them and some which are more complex.

Common Weeds

The warm moist conditions of Brisbane make it an easy place for weeds to take root, grow and spread quickly. Among the species most commonly thought of as weeds are couch, bindis, broadleaf and clovers. There are literally hundreds of different kinds of weeds in Queensland and the state government has a resource available for identifying them online.

It is important to realise some weeds are more of a problem than others. In a lot of cases, the kinds of weeds that appropriate a particular location are actually integral to organically improving or repairing the soil microbiome. Big leafy weeds will spring up in exposed soils to provide shade, and weeds with burrowing roots will adore hard soils and help to channel nutrients down and stop soil erosion. For this reason, depending on the type of weed and the desired use of the land, sometimes the best weed management is to let them grow but it is important to make sure they are not troublesome invasive species.

DIY Weed Treatment

There are several methods that are applicable to treating weeds on your property. The simplest is slashing and mowing. This is particularly useful for large areas of weeds that are not seeding. If they are seeding, this will make the problem worse. Another ideal treatment for the home, particularly in garden beds and flower pots, is hand pulling. This has always been the most effective treatment as it eliminates the spread of seeds and is effective at totally removing the offending weed, roots, shoots, tubers and all

Other Weed Treatments

On a large-scale basis, the spraying of herbicide is the most cost-effective means of treating weeds. It is significantly faster than pulling by hand and almost as effective. Depending upon the problem, there are different kinds of herbicides that can be applied, some are more specific than others and others are less toxic.

Get in Touch With AGJ Pest Management Today for a Free Quote

We specialise in weed spraying throughout the greater Brisbane area. Whatever your weed problem, we can eradicate it for you. We know how important it is to allow the plants you adore to do well. We can also offer a resilience treatment to improve water retention for large open and vacant lots that would otherwise be unmanageable during the summer months.

You can call us on 07 3171 8277 for an obligation-free quote. Alternatively, contact us through the website. In addition to weed control, we offer a full complement of pest management solutions.

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