If you’ve ever had a garden, you have likely had to spend countless hours outside in the hot sun pulling weeds from your garden. But is it worth it? Why should you care about weeds? Weeds can rob your plants of resources, distract from your landscape and house pests. Pulling weeds makes your property look better and keeps your plants healthier.
They Harm Your Plants
Weeds can harm your plants on your property by stealing resources. Your soil has a limited number of resources and if there are lots of weeds, there are less resources for the plants you want in your yard. Every plant needs essential nutrients from the soil in addition to water and sunlight and if there are unwanted weeds, which have a short gestation period and can sprout up much quicker than the plants you want. This lack of resources can cause those plants to struggle and die. But by pulling weeds, you clear the real estate for the plants you want and allow them to gain the nutrients they need.
They Distract from Your Landscape
Have you ever seen the pictures of a beautiful green yard with one or two yellow dandelions in the middle of it? Weeds can distract from the beauty of your landscape and can even damage it. If left untouched, weeds can begin to destroy your concrete. Their seeds find the small cracks in-between the concrete and the roots pry the concrete apart even further. Without regularly weeding, your landscape and beautiful scenery of your home can quickly become a jungle of weeds.
They Can House Pests
Weeds can also house pests, which can further kill your plants. Pests use weeds as a home and shelter, so if you have weeds, you’ll likely have pests. If you’re gardening, if you don’t weed and let the plants sit over the winter, then come spring, you might have an infestation of pests. Weeds and pests together are a terrible combination as they can ruin your yard and your property. Pests can be even harder to get rid of than weeds as they might also get into your house. Regular weeding helps keep pests down.
Weeding is more than just a cathartic release of emotion as you pull those nasty plants from your garden or yard. Weeding also helps your garden and yard stay healthy and beautiful for years to come.
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