Weeds 2018-03-17T23:18:20+00:00


Weeds are nothing else than unwanted vegetation. In fact every plant can be a weed if it is not wanted. There are many products on the market to fight weeds. We advise to use them sparingly and only for spot treatment. The health risk of  herbicides for humans and wildlife isn’t clear. Although most of the chemicals evaporate after some days, the herbicide also kills the beneficial spores and fungi in the ground, making the soil in fact, more susceptible for weeds.We recommend to use herbicides only when other strategies have failed. Perennial weeds need to be removed when the soil is still soft and the plants still easy to pull, Annuals can be weeded later, after growth but before flowering and seeding.

Weeding is a important practice for landscapers who want to offer more sustainable practices.  The more frequent visits that were necessary for conventional lawn maintenance,  can be replaced with weed management. Weed management requires more time but can be done less frequently. Landscapers can make economic use of their time  when they schedule the weeding around wetter days, when the ground is unsuitable for mowing.