Last updated 12 days ago
Also called Napier grass and Uganda grass, Elephant grass is a fast-growing weed that can reach heights of up to 10 feet. It thrives in warmer climates and has a clear preference for rich soil, the same type of soil in which the trees and plants you want in your garden do best. Residential and commercial property owners, as well as agriculturalists, should be on the lookout for Elephant grass in Arizona.
Once Elephant grass reaches maturity, its height will cause it to stick out among other types of grass that can be found in Arizona. To identify this noxious weed in its earlier phases, however, one must look closer to the ground. Elephant grass stems can be found in varying shades of yellow and purple, and are generally coarse, hairy, and quite thick. The grass itself is known for its sharp, abrasive leaves.
Since elephant grass is tough to eliminate entirely, homeowners and property owners should hire a weed control expert to help rid their property of this nasty plant. To arrange to have a dedicated and experienced weed killer scour and treat your property to eliminate and prevent the growth of elephant grass and other noxious weeds, call Burns Weed Control at (602) 633-9527. We have been providing weed elimination services in Phoenix since 1983.
Last updated 16 days ago
Weed growth is most commonly associated with the springtime, but many of the weeds that shoot up at that time of year have their origins in winter. Phoenix’s mild winters are especially accommodating to the germination and growth of many weeds that can be found in Arizona. Some of the harmful weeds that you should be especially wary of in the coming months include:
A tall and oppressive weed, elephant grass grows in rich soil near sources of abundant moisture. This makes it a problem for Arizona residents living near lakes and rivers, as well as farmers who generously irrigate their agricultural land.
Blooming in a red-heavy color that ranges from pink to fuchsia, the flower of the Russian knapweed appears simultaneously fierce and beautiful. The plant’s beauty ends at the flower, however, as it is a noxious weed that grows in thick, resource-draining colonies.
Arizona’s deserts, which were once underwater, provide the ideal environment for the growth of this typically aquatic plant. In addition to competing with other plants for resources, alligator weed provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, which have become a much greater problem in Arizona since the weed spread north from South America.
Another plant with an undeniably beautiful bloom poses a threat to cropland and residential gardens. Like the other noxious weeds discussed in this article, morning glory has a knack for crowding out the crops and plants you want to grow on your property.
Noxious weeds grow quickly and compete with other, well-established plants for the soil-based nutrients and sunlight they need to thrive. Left unchecked, they can quite literally take over your lawn and garden. To ensure this does not happen, hire a weed elimination specialist to regularly treat your property. To speak with an expert in the Phoenix area, call Burns Weed Control at (602) 633-9527.
Last updated 23 days ago
The Saguaro cactus is an icon of the Arizona desert landscape. This unique, tree-like cactus species is beautiful to look at and intriguing to study. Naturalists in Arizona cherish the plant, and a hefty state fine is imposed on those who are caught damaging or destroying the Saguaro and its environment.
Unfortunately, the same punishment that is applied to humans who desecrate this lovely cactus cannot be applied to buffelgrass, its new worst enemy. To learn more about the Saguaro cactus, its life cycle, and its prized flower, watch this brief video clip.
Are the Saguaros on your property being threatened by buffelgrass or other invasive weeds? If so, contact an experienced weed elimination specialist to protect your landscape. Call Burns Weed Control at (602) 633-9527 to schedule a visit, or visit our website to learn more about our weed elimination and pest control services.
Last updated 28 days ago
Mulch is a temporary or permanent layer of material used to cover ground soil, and its use is becoming more popular in home gardens and yards throughout the Phoenix area. It can be made from several different materials, each of which offers similar benefits. In addition to adding a nice touch to a home’s garden , a protective layer of mulch can:
Minimize Weed Growth
Whereas plants that already rise above the mulch can absorb the sunlight they require, budding weeds beneath the mulch struggle to do so. As a result, it is difficult for many types of weeds to take root and grow under a layer of mulch.
Mulch is an excellent moisture retainer, as it prevents the sun from evaporating water from the soil as quickly. Ultimately, mulch can also promote soil aeration and improve drainage as well.
Improve Soil Composition
Organic material from mulch keeps soil sheltered from potentially harmful exterior elements. It also changes the makeup of soil slightly, making the soil more fertile.
Protect Plant Roots
Staving off weeds is not the only form of protection a layer of mulch can offer. Mulch also impedes the growth of some plant diseases and protects plants from extreme temperatures, acting as an insulator that keeps soil cooler during hot weather and warmer during those occasional freezes.
If you want to protect your landscape from weeds and improve its appearance, consider applying a layer of mulch to your soil and hiring a weed elimination specialist to kill existing weeds in your yard. To speak with an experienced and reputable weed control expert about the range of residential and commercial weed and pest control services we offer, call Burns Weed Control at (602) 633-9527. Visit our website to learn more about our weed elimination services.
Last updated 1 month ago
Are you ready to revolutionize your garden this fall? Thanks to the warm, moderate fall weather in Phoenix and Tucson, you can nurture a variety of beautiful plants in autumn. Try planting basil, mustard greens, spinach, or radishes, which can mature in just over a month. Collard greens, lettuce, kale, and Swiss chard are also great plants, and will mature in about 40 days. Cabbage and beets will take up to two months to mature. Plant garlic now and you will be able to harvest it sometime next year. Before you start planting, be sure to gather the correct soil and fertilizer.
To ensure the best growth for your garden, contact Burns Weed Control at (602) 633-9527 for a free weed inspection. We offer annual, perennial, and pre-pave weed control solutions. To learn more about the weed and pest control services we offer the Phoenix and Tucson area, visit our website or call us today.