In horticulture you often hear the saying one persons weed is another person’s flower.
The Oxford dictionaries definition of a weed is “A wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants”.
On amenity landscape sites this translates as undesirable vegetation in shrub beds and borders, hardstanding including footpaths, carparks and around the edges of buildings.
Weed control approach will vary depending on the situation encountered.
For example, the approach for controlling weeds in lawn or sports turf will vary from the approach taken on hardstanding’s. In addition to these situations there may be a number of reasons for undertaking weed control.
Measures are often applied for aesthetic reasons but equally to reduce competition for resources such as light, water and nutrients, this is especially important in newly planted shrub beds, herbaceous borders or wild flower areas.
Weeds may also need controlling for health and safety reasons. On amenity sites this could be to maintain clear pedestrian and vehicular routes and to create clear sight lines
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss some options around a complete weed program.
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There are other alternative non-chemical approaches to weed management for which the environmental impact is greatly reduced.
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