Comments Off on Use a Brush Cutter to Organically Clear Crabgrass
Q: What Organic Methods Can I Use to Control Crabgrass? Crabgrass or Digitaria is a warm season annual that reproduces by seed. The two types of crabgrass that are commonly found are large crabgrass and smooth crabgrass. Large crabgrass has blue-green leaves and can grow up to 3 feet in height. In contrast, smooth crabgrass features leaves with a purplish tinge and will grow to no more than 15 inches. Although they may look quite different, both species of crabgrass can be quite aggressive and can easily take over a lawn, especially in hot, dry conditions. If you want to get rid of Crabgrass before it takes over, and you don’t want to use chemicals, a walk behind brush cutter may be the perfect option.
While pre-emergent herbicides (herbicides that kill weeds before their seeds emerge) are the most common way of killing crabgrass, many people prefer to use more organic means of [...]
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What are invasive plant species?
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nvasive plants, or non-native plants, are species of plants introduced to an area where they are not native. These are usually plants and shrubs from exotic locales that are most often brought into their non-native environments via planting or through disposal of their seeds into storm drains or compost piles. These plants tend to thrive in their non-native habitat due to lack of competition and predators can spread very quickly, taking up valuable natural resources from other, native plant species. This is why brush clearing these plants is so important: if you aren’t clearing brush quickly, they can spread over an entire lawn or field.
Why are invasive plant species bad?
Once introduced, invasive plants compete with native plant life for natural resources with the native species often losing out. The combination of the invasive species having evolved through competition with other native species, along with the [...]
Comments Off on Brush Clearing : How do I clear weeds and brush from my yard?
[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]our yard should be a place for you and your family to enjoy. Whether gardening, playing in the pool or swinging in a hammock on a warm summer day, you come to your yard to unwind and have fun. If your yard is overgrown with tall grass, weeds and brush however, it becomes an area of concern for you as a homeowner. In this case, brush clearing is a must.Overgrown yards tend to become makeshift garbage dumps, housing debris from its inhabitants, neighbors and those just passing by. What’s more, all that brush and debris becomes the ideal breeding ground for all sorts of insects, including flies, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks which in turn spread disease to pets and humans alike. All of this makes clearing your yard of that pesky brush and weeds important not only to the appearance of your house, but to the health and well-being of you and your family. Let’s [...]
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