Weed Control Services
Weed control services in gardens and on hard surfaces are a fun departure from lawn care for us at Vital and Green of Wisconsin. Along with helping our customers have healthy green lawns, we appreciate the “wow” factor a beautifully cared for garden can add to a property. Since 1983 we have been providing weed control services to Waukesha, Jefferson and Dodge county property owners. We help keep weeds out of your flower beds with pre-emergence weed control, plus we can kill unwanted grass and weeds on your property or cracks in hard surfaces.
If you would like a professional opinion on controlling unwanted vegetation and weeds on your property, please contact us anytime. And don’t forget to check out all our lawn and landscaping services to keep your yard or business looking beautiful this summer!
Pre-emergence Weed Control in Flower Beds
Are you tired of weeding your beds all summer? Let us put down a pre-emergence weed control in your beds. This is a granular product that is spread on your beds early in the spring right after the snow melts and the ground begins to thaw. Pre-emergence prevents weeds and grasses from germinating and growing in your beds! We can lay down broadleaf and grass preventer without harming the existing plants in your flower beds.
Once the pre-emergence is applied, it seals the ground. It is important to avoid digging in that area or you will open the soil allowing weeds to germinate once again. If your mulch or rock does not cover your beds sufficiently the pre-emergent can only work so good because it will dry out and crack which will open the soil again.
There are some weeds that the pre-emergence do not conquer completely. The main cuprit is thistles. Thistles are not eliminated with pre-emergence weed control, but they are greatly reduced.
Pre-emergence effectiveness lasts about 2-3 months, so in late August and early September you may see another crops of weeds. To prevent this you should have your flower beds treated twice every season. Please note: If you have grass in your beds pre-emergence will not prevent the grass from coming back – grass is not a weed. Grass must be manually removed from your beds (vegetation control is a service we can provide as well if needed – see below).
Vegetation Control on Gravel, Stone and Pavement
This is a vegetation control applied to all unwanted weeds and grasses that may have traveled to your beds, rocks, gravel areas to give your property a clean and manicured appearance. This usually has to be done two times a season, once in June and then again in August. We would be happy to provide this service for you to keep your gravel areas looking beautiful and weed free.