It’s hard to overstate the threat from noxious weeds. These invasive pests spread at high speed through gardens, lawns, and beds, killing or injuring any other greenery in their path. Once an infestation gets going, it becomes progressively harder to contain. These plants can make their way onto agricultural land, harming or destroying crops that otherwise would have fed hundreds. They also disrupt thenatural ecosystem, setting the stage for enduring environmental problems.
Somehow, even this description understates the risk from noxious weeds, because it doesn’t account for what happens with all the brush those weeds leave behind. Brush provides a habitat for rodents, which spread disease while damaging agricultural crops; the thicker it becomes, the more rodents it can harbor. Brush also presents a serious fire hazard, providing kindling for flames that can spread all over your community. Ignoring noxious plants, then, is literally playing with fire.
These and other threats have led the State of Washington to designate certain noxious weeds as Class A plants. This means that whenever you see them, you are legally required to get rid of them in a safe and sustainable way. Other noxious weeds are Class B or C plants, which you aren’t required by law to remove, but still shouldn’t mess around with.
The only problem with these classifications is that ordinary home and business owners often lack the resources and expertise to get rid of noxious weeds effectively. If you simply try to remove them on your own, you risk disposing of them in a way that allows their seeds to spread. The infestation will thus begin again somewhere else. Ordinary Washingtonians also don’t know what all the herbicides that prevent or remove noxious weeds and will have trouble selecting the right ones for their property.
Luckily, you don’t have to deal with noxious weeds on your own. Washington Tree & Lawn Care offers comprehensive weed control and prevention to business and residential customers in Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood, and other communities across Pierce County. With our help, noxious weeds will stand no chance of infesting your property or harming the local environment.
Washington Tree & Lawn Care combines prevention with elimination as part of our commitment to holistic landscaping. If you’re already dealing with noxious weeds, we can spray them with herbicides during the spring and fall, killing off such plants before they have a chance to spread. We then dispose of them in a way that prevents their seeds from spreading and harming other areas. But we also provide preventative services that stop these noxious plants from sprouting in the first place. Using granular pre-emergent herbicides, we make your property inhospitable to weeds, so any that become embedded there quickly die. Through these methods, we are able to eliminate between 85 and 90 percent of weeds, reducing the threat to your yard dramatically.
Weed control is never just about methods; it also means identifying and guarding at-risk areas. Washington Tree & Lawn Care has extensive experience doing this, and is particularly adept at protecting: