Weeds are a nuisance that disturbs the aesthetics of a planted bed full of flowers, trees, and plants within their fertilized soil. However, weeds are just as harmful to the health of the plant life as they are to the aesthetics of the landscaped bed – weeds rob the plant life of necessary nutrients offered by the soil, rain, and sun.
Pre-Emergent Weed Control in Landscaped Beds
Pre-emergent weed control is an excellent way to prevent various weeds from taking hold to the detriment of the health of a landscaped bed. The process is often done as part of seasonal fertilization by adding an herbicide to prevent weeds from developing beyond their stage of a seed. When done effectively by skilled horticulturists and landscaping professionals, pre-emergent weed control will help to offer better overall health to all landscaped beds, as well as a consistent aesthetic look that is free from additional and unwelcome plant life.
Post-Emergent Weed Control in Landscaped Beds
Though it is best to prevent weeds from ever emerging in a landscaped bed, it is necessary to remove them in an effective and efficient manner when they reach a mature state. Due to the soft soils in many planted beds, hand pulling of weeds combined with a pre-emergent herbicide may do the trick, however, what lies beneath the surface is often worse than the few weeds that may pop up into a bedding scheme. The best thing to do is to contact a professional for the proper post-emergent process, which may include a mix of safe herbicides to kill the weeds at the root level, as well as general landscape bed maintenance, including hand-pulling.