Many of us here in the Greater Phoenix Area mistakenly think that we do not need to worry about weeds when winter rolls around. Since Arizona, especially in the Valley, has such mild winters, the battle against weeds is a year-round commitment. In the world of Arizona gardening, timing is everything and if you want to keep your landscape pristine, it’s essential to know the best time to tackle weeds as the winter months arrive. Green Keeper Weed Control is here to help!
Why Weed Control Matters in Winter
You might be wondering, “Do I really need to worry about weeds this winter?” The answer is a resounding yes. Even though the Valley’s winter is comparatively milder than other regions, it’s not devoid of weed-related challenges. Weeds in winter still compete with your beloved plants for nutrients, water, and space. If left unchecked, winter weeds can proliferate rapidly when spring arrives, making the battle even more challenging.
The Ideal Timing
For effective winter weed control, early intervention is the key. The best time to tackle weeds in your Phoenix landscape is typically during the late fall and early winter months. This is when many weed species begin to germinate or spread and establish themselves. By addressing the issue during this period, you can prevent them from taking over your garden come spring. Green Keeper Weed Control treats the weeds you already have and prevents more weeds from making their way into your yard. This is done with our pre-emergent treatment. You’ll need to water the treated for about 30 minutes (or with about ½ an inch of water) within 14 days of treatment to activate the chemicals.
Common Winter Weeds in Phoenix
Several weed species thrive during the winter in Phoenix, and it’s essential to know what you’re up against. As the seasons change, the weeds do too. In Arizona, there are many different types of annual (lasting for only one growing season) and perennial (returning every year) weeds. A few examples of annuals are Crabgrass, Spiny Sow Thistle, and Spotted Spurge. Perennials include Bermuda Grass, Yellow Nut Sedge, Silverleaf Nightshade, and many more.
Custom Treatment Solutions
At Green Keeper Weed Control, we make a custom plan for you and your yard’s needs. This means that a dedicated horticulturist from our team will develop a specific formula for you, based on the time of year and the type of weeds growing in your yard. No generic chemicals or poisons here! We are so confident in our mixtures and methods that we guarantee our work for 6 months, so we will come back for free if you notice a problem.
The best time to tackle weeds in your Phoenix landscape during winter is before they take hold. With early intervention and the right strategies, you can maintain a beautiful and weed-free landscape throughout the year, ensuring that your garden remains a source of pride and enjoyment, especially during the colder months of the Arizona winter.