Bed Weeds: What Are They and How to Combat Them

It can be wildly discouraging when you feel like you have tried everything in your power to fight off anything that may work to harm your perfect garden or landscaping. Nothing is worse than when you think you have done everything in your power to keep those pesky weeds out of your flower bed space. It’s like, they don’t die, they multiply!!  

Some of you may not even know what we mean by bed weeds. These are simply put, pesky weeds that grow in your flower bed space. Some extremely common weeds in the Tennessee area are Dallisgrass, Crabgrass, Nutsedge. And many other broadleaf and grassy weeds. They can usually be found between all the beautiful flowers or shrubs you took your time choosing and were so careful about planting. That’s what makes them (arguably) worse than other weeds. It seems more daunting when weeds in your bed space show up to invade areas created solely for beauty.


Combatting Bed Weeds pulling weeds from flower beds

To keep flower bed weeds at bay, there is no one perfect way to go about it, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be hard to find the best way that is sustainable for your ornamental lawn and garden. There are, of course, some staples that you will need to invest in to be successful in combating flower bed weeds and preventing them in the future. 


Where Should I Start? 

Flower bed weeds can be difficult to handle, but they don’t always have to be. And as you know, flower bed weeds are recurring year after year, and you’ll want to make sure you are prepared. To ensure this, it’s best foundation to lay for bed weed control is with pre-emergent and post-emergent applications. Get ahead of the weeds before they germinate!


Perfectly Timed Applications

Why stay on a treatment schedule if the first application works? Why not wait until bed weeds begin to appear again before treating? While these are all great questions, it is easy to agree that no one wants flower bed weeds showing up, ever. By allowing your landscape and garden to be treated four to six times a year, you give it the immunity it needs to combat bed weeds between applications. It’s like a round of antibiotics, you don’t give up on them halfway through just because you don’t feel symptoms!   


What Preventative Measures Can I Take?spray being applied to weeds in a flower bed

Stopping bed weeds before they get a hold of your garden is the best way to combat them. One way to focus on this is to use mulch in your garden and make sure the mulch is at least three inches deep. You might be wondering why the depth of the mulch matters. It’s quite important to be sure of this depth because it will help block out weeds from invading. In addition, investing in quality landscape fabric allows for the beginning phases of weeds to be suppressed. Lastly, landscape edging is also important to keep your creeping grassy weeds from invading your flower bed area. 


4-EverGreen Knows How to Combat Bed Weeds Throughout the Year

Our team members are trained to identify and combat bed weeds so that your garden and landscape areas can be clean and shining all season long. We provide our employees with the best equipment and most up to date information and products to ensure your landscape area is the most attractive it can be. 

To call, text, or inquire more about our services, we can be reached at Ridgely: 731-264-0088 or Jackson: 731-736-4201. For a free online estimate, please feel free to visit our bed weed’s services page to submit your information. We’re also active on our Facebook page if you are looking to get to know us more through social media.