Weeding is probably going to be the most demanding task as garden caretaker. Weeds are both resilient and persistent. They steal light, water, and nutrients from your plants, and they shelter insects and disease.

To successfully control the weeds in your garden, you have to learn to recognize them when they are young. It helps to understand how and when weeds grow to keep the garden clean and weed free. When weeds are small, regular cultivation will control them easily. If you let them become established, getting rid of weeds will be a struggle.

Perennial weeds persist year after year, some with deep taproots, others with a long-spreading network of roots. Some perennial weeds will spread through the garden like wildfire; don't wait for this to happen. Any gardener can easily be overwhelmed by such a problem.


Mulching is one of the simplest and most beneficial practices you can use in the garden. Mulch is simply a protective layer of a material that is spread on top of the soil. Mulches can either be organic -- such as grass clippings, straw, bark chips, and similar materials -- or inorganic -- such as stones, brick chips, and plastic. Both organic and inorganic mulches have numerous benefits, such as:

Click Here to schedule service At Halter Landscaping we will work to maintain the beauty of your garden by eliminating unwanted weeds that will detract from the garden’s beauty and spreading mulch which can assist in soil improvement. Any garden large or small, we can service. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free estimate or schedule regular weeding maintenance.


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