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.
Bed and border weeding 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. In addition to these situations there may be a number of reasons for undertaking bed and border weeding.
Bed and border litter will be removed from beds and borders during every visit by GRITIT. This is a standard part of the GRITIT bed and border litter & debris service.
Beds and borders can quickly dry out or be taken over by weeds. We recommend use of bark mulch across the soil surface which will bring several benefits to your grounds. Bark mulching is ideal for tidying borders and flower beds after leaves fall, helps reduce grounds maintenance by suppressing weed growth, helps conserve soil moisture during dry weather, reduces soil erosion during heavy rain, insulates plant root area from the weather either freezing or hot and protects the top area around the plants from drying out too fast
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss some options around a complete beds, borders & weed control program. We provide Commercial Landscape Maintenance & Management delivered from our strategic hubs across the UK. We can work to your exacting specification or create a solution tailor-made to your requirements.
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There are other alternative non-chemical approaches to weed management for which the environmental impact is greatly reduced.
Contact us to discuss these in conjunction with your requirements.