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Does Pulling Weeds Work Best in Texas?

Published on
Friday, July 31, 2020
Does Pulling Weeds Work Best in Texas?

If you have weeds growing in your lawn or landscape bed, the first instinct is to pull them to remove their unsightly appearance from your grass and landscape plants. After all, it is easier to just yank them out of the lawn than to go through the process of calling a lawn care company, scheduling them to spray, and waiting for them to arrive, right? Actually, it can end up creating a lot more work for you and even potentially cause some undesirable side effects.

Learn why it is not best to pull weeds from your lawn or landscaping in College Station, Bryan, and nearby areas of Texas.

Pulling weeds can cause injury to your back and knees.

Back pain experienced from pulling weeds in College Station, TX.

When you opt to pull weeds, you are then subjecting your back and knees to repetitive motions that can strain muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A repetitive motion injury can be detrimental to your spinal health and can lead to expensive medical bills if you injure yourself enough. If you decide to pull weeds, you could end up with medical bills or injuries that you will be dealing with for quite some time.

It is a very ineffective strategy and can actually aid in the spread of weeds.

When you pull weeds, there is a certain force involved. That force can cause the weed to break, leaving roots behind so it can just grow back. That weed can also spread seeds as it is yanked out of the ground, meaning that those weeds will germinate where the seeds fell. It also takes a lot of time to pull weeds and when you already have a limited amount of spare time, you do not want to waste it on an ineffective weed removal strategy. If you try to pull a weed like nutsedge that is already notoriously hard to get rid of, then it will break underground and spawn more growth from that space.

If you do insist on pulling weeds, you must dig them up entirely to get rid of all the roots--but this will destroy the surrounding area of your lawn.

The best way to get rid of weeds is with routine pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments.

A Greener LawnScapes lawn care worker applying weed control treatments in Brazos Valley, TX.

If you are truly searching for the best way to get rid of weeds from your lawn, then you need to be doing routine pre-emergent and post-emergent treatments for weeds. Pre-emergent treatment will target problematic weeds before they start to grow, keeping them away from your grass. If a few weeds do happen to break through, then post-emergent treatments will kill them where they stand. Contact a lawn care company like Greener LawnScapes to set up weed control.

Do you want to stop pulling weeds from your lawn in College Station and Bryan, TX? Call us.

If you are ready to stop pulling weeds from your lawn and landscape beds in the Brazos Valley areas of College Station, Bryan, and nearby areas of Texas, our lawn care company can help. Call us at (979) 750-9545 to schedule your routine weed control treatments today.