Last updated 5 days ago
Herbicides are an effective weed killer that can be used on a wide range of landscapes. But there are many different types of herbicides, so it’s important to know the advantages and drawbacks of each. Below you will find more information about the different types of herbicides, and how to find the best one for your weed elimination needs.
This is one of the most effective herbicides, because it kills geminating weed seeds before they break through the soil and into the sunlight. The safest pre-emergence option is a natural, non-toxic herbicide, which is commonly made from corn gluten. Natural pre-emergence herbicides usually need to be applied for a couple of seasons before they are effective. Because of this, many people prefer to kill weeds using a synthetic pre-emergence herbicide instead. These herbicides may kill germinating lawn seed, so it’s important to have it applied by a professional for best results.
This herbicide is used to kill weeds that are currently growing. You can get a contact herbicide that quickly kills the part of the plant with which it comes into contact, making it ideal for annual weeds. Systemic herbicides, on the other hand, will kill the entire plant. They’re best used on perennial weeds, but may need to be applied multiple times. There are selective systemic herbicides that only kill certain weeds, while non-selective systemic herbicides kill any plant, whether it’s a weed or a regular plant.
Some weed elimination experts will suggest applying a combination of fertilizer and herbicides. This type of herbicide treatment only works if the best time for weed control coincides with the best time for fertilizer.
To find out which type of herbicide is best for your weed control project, contact Burns Weed Control. Serving the Phoenix and Tucson areas, we have 30 years of experience serving both residential and commercial customers. Call us at (602) 633-9527 or visit our website to learn more about our herbicides and other weed control methods.
Last updated 12 days ago
Burns Weed Control has decades of experience using many different weed treatment options. Whether you need a pre- or post-emergent treatment, we have a wide range of products that will control the specific weeds in your yard. Our pre-emergent treatments are especially effective at stunting or preventing the growth of weed seeds while they are still below the ground level. If you call us for an effective pre-emergent treatment, you can greatly reduce the time and money you spend on future weed control. At Burns Weed Control, we are so confident in our pre-emergent weed treatments that we offer a one-year guarantee. In other words, if weeds come back within one year of our initial application, we’ll come back free of charge.
To learn more about the pre-emergent weed treatment options we offer, visit Burns Weed Control online today. If you have any questions about our weed elimination methods, or would like to schedule a free inspection at your home or business, please give us a call at (602) 633-9527.
Last updated 19 days ago
If you just lost a battle or two with the weeds on your property, don’t give up—you haven’t lost the war. Many homeowners and businesses have to deal with weeds and the landscaping eyesore that they cause. To kill weeds once and for all, use the following weed control tips.
Keep the Soil Moist
It’s much easier to kill weeds and keep your garden healthy when the soil is moist. Keep the soil moist and healthy by applying course mulch directly onto the soil, and by watering everything in your garden, including the weeds. If you decide to pull weeds, you’re more likely to rip out the entire root system when the soil is moist.
Shade the Soil
Mulch is a great way to blanket the soil from sun, which prevents light from reaching weed seeds. For additional weed control, lay a porous fabric that lets air, water, and nutrients into the soil. Landscaping fabric prevents sunlight from reaching weed seeds, which prevents them from germinating. Raise the mower blade next time you mow. This prevents sunlight from reaching the weed seeds and encourages extra root growth for your grass, which makes it hard for weeds to gain a foothold. Another good way to keep the soil from direct sunlight is to cultivate your plants close together.
Stay on Top of Weeding
A weed elimination specialist will identify the weeds in your yard, which helps them know exactly how to control their reseeding habits. Weed control professionals will apply a pre-emergent treatment that kills weeds before they germinate, and use a treatment that kills weed growth without harming your yard.
Serving the Phoenix and Tucson areas, Burns Weed Control has three decades of experience in the weed elimination business. Call us at (602) 633-9527 and ask for a free inspection today. For more information about the effective weed control treatment options we offer, visit us online.
Last updated 26 days ago
There are a variety of products out there that claim to kill weeds, which leads many people to believe that eliminating weed growth is as simple as buying and applying a product. But anyone who has ever had a weed problem knows that eliminating weeds is more time consuming and difficult than that. To get rid of weeds, you need a multi-faceted approach that includes pre- and post-emergent herbicide. You also need to keep the soil healthy, moist, and properly shaded so that your plants flourish but weed seeds don’t. For specific tips on how to eliminate weed growth, watch this video.
For effective, professional weed control treatments, call Burns Weed Control at (602) 633-9527. We offer free inspections to our service area, which includes Phoenix, Tucson, and everywhere in-between. Visit our website to learn more about our weed elimination methods.
Last updated 1 month ago
Did you know that mulch is an effective method of preventing weed growth in Arizona? Watch this video clip to learn how you can bring weed growth to a halt by spreading sheet mulch over your yard.
First, lay a sheet of fiber membrane over your garden, with holes cut for the plants and trees that are already growing. To keep the fiber membrane in place, apply mulch or any other organic matter on top of it. This method of weed control allows water and nutrients to reach the soil, so you can be sure that your plants and trees will remain healthy. For more tips on using sheet mulch to prevent weed growth, watch this video clip.
With more than 30 years of experience in the weed control business, Burns Weed Control knows all of the best methods for taking care of Arizona weed problems. Call us at (602) 633-9527 or visit our website to learn more about how we can effectively eliminate weeds from your property. We provide weed elimination services for residential and commercial properties throughout Phoenix.