Weed pulling is oddly satisfying…at first. What is more rewarding than gently extricating the weed, lifting roots and all from the moist soil? Now, repeat 10,000 times. Pulling a lawn full of never ending weeds is a chore.
Weed or plant?
In a newly landscaped lawn, every homeowner has played the game of “weed or plant?” It is easy to think of weeds as ugly sprouts in our lawn, though some aren’t ugly at all!
No matter what weeds look like, they are robbing your lawn of nutrients and moisture. Weeds compete with your lawn for all of the “good stuff.”
Why you should NOT pull weeds
Pulling weeds doesn’t seem daunting when you just spot one. That first good pull leaves you with a big chunk of weeds, roots, soil. Now what? This is usually when you notice that there are approximately one zillion more weeds!
When you pull weeds, you usually end up spreading the seeds, creating more weeds. Some might compare weed pulling to sweeping up glitter. It never goes away.
The slightest disturbance of a weed can cause thousands of seeds to fly all over your lawn. Whether that disturbance comes from the lawnmower, wind or even birds, seeds are being spread. Dormant weed seeds can even be awakened by digging in the ground while adding or removing new plant material.
Treating weeds is best
Treat weeds BEFORE they grow and spread. Realistically, you are always going to be dealing with weeds. It’s just a matter of control. Reduce their growth.
Using a lawn service like Lawn and Pest Solutions can end your weed control issues. A year-round program like Lawn360 will take care of existing weeds as well as those lurking just beneath the ground.
Our lawn technicians apply pre-emergent and post-emergent to take care of weeds at every stage of development.
“One Thing Leads to Another”The Fixx
Cleaning gutters prevents many other issues. In 1983 an English new wave band hit the charts with “One Thing Leads to Another”. Maybe this song isn’t about cleaning out your gutters, it is a catchy reminder.
Grab a friend for this job!
Cleaning gutters is a job no one looks forward to. A lonely guy on a ladder screams “bad decision making” and YouTube is filled with proof. This link may help you keep safety first in mind!
What if I don’t clean my gutters?
- If you don’t clean your gutters, they become clogged with leaves and debris.
- Clogged gutters don’t drain and they collect water.
- Collected water causes wood to decay and rot
Guess who loves rotting and decaying wood? Termites! Termites feast on rotting wood.
That’s not all.
As a result of clogged gutters, washed areas form. These areas can hold water close to your foundation. This causes the soil to become saturated and water can seep under your foundation. Joining the group of water loving pests are mosquitoes!
It’s not a fun job, but someone’s got to do it.
Overflowing gutters can wash out mulch and flower beds near your home. These washed areas can thin out your lawn. This can then give weed seeds an open area to grow and germinate. In addition to all of the previous problems, no one wants more weeds or a thinned out lawn.
Make it a priority to clean out your gutters this spring. Cleaning gutters is the “one thing” that can stop from leading to “another”. While we don’t offer gutter cleaning services, Lawn and Pest Services can assist you with termites, mosquitoes and weed control. Contact us here and we will send a licensed pest technician to give you a quote. We serve the North Mississippi and Memphis area neighborhoods of Tennessee.