We maintain the weed-free health and appearance of gardens and other grounds in and around Carlisle, Wigton, Brampton, the North Lakes, the Eden Valley and along the Solway Coast, as well as parts of south-west Scotland and east-Northumbria.
We provide free quotes with no obligation for weeding and weed control, and can provide this service as a one-off or part of ongoing garden maintenance.
Weeds are not only unsightly, they are also a drain on the finite natural resources and nutrients your garden has to offer which grass and other plants need to thrive and flourish. Weeds are unwelcome plants in a cultivated and otherwise presentable area of a garden. There are many different types of weeds; and categorising plants as weeds involves several factors.
Weed control is important primarily because they can restrict the growth of plants. If left to flourish, weeds compete with valued plants for nutrients, space, water and soil - restricting their growth and longevity. It is also possible for certain types of weeds to block drainage pipes. Larger more rangey weeds can smother and 'suffocate' other plants, especially the younger more vulnerable ones.
Tackling weeds is a mission best undertaken as early as possible in their development and before they set seed. There are different types of weeds.
Weeds such as hairy bittercress have a one-year lifecycle that culminates in them setting seeds for the next batch.
Annual weeds need to be displaced by hoeing the soil, though not too deeply as it risks exposing ungerminated seeds.
Some weeds, such as dandelions, are perennials, like dandelions as they have a lifecycle longer than a single year.
Perennial weeds are generally removed using a standard garden fork, ensuring all roots are included.
Some trees can be considered 'weeds' also, if they start to sprout in places they aren't welcome. Trees such as holly and horse chestnuts have strong, resilient roots that can be hard to remove once they are established.
Weeds in tree and shrub form can appear sporadically after seed has, for example, blown in by the wind. It is wise to remove these weeds as soon as they appear before they can form a firm root system.
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