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If weeds have taken over your garden and claimed it as their own, wrestling back control can seem like a mammoth task. In today's blog, we're going to talk you through the different ways you can remove weeds from large areas with ease.

You could just bend the knee and admit defeat to your new perennial overlords, content with living out your days as a mere tenant on weedy land.

Failing that, you could fight back and give these weedy warriors a grass-kicking to remember!

If you want to learn the best ways to clear a large area of weeds, you’re in the right place. Read on for the inside track on just how to remove weeds from a large area.

SOS: Save Our Soils

Before you begin the de-weeding process, you need to ask yourself one question (besides “Do you feel lucky?”) – that being whether or not there are plants worth saving.

If the answer is “yes”, you could be limiting your options as far as widespread weed removal goes.

Weeding a large surface area can be done fairly simply; however, treating a large area without negatively affecting certain plants within that area can pose some tricky problems.

Should your patch of plight house a prized plant, you may need to remove the weeds individually to avoid killing off the crops you aren’t willing to sacrifice. In this instance, the best way to clear a large area of weeds is to carefully remove them by hand!

Have a Hoe-Down

Any experienced gardener will tell you that an essential tool for removing weeds is the humble garden hoe. These come in a variety of forms, ranging from flat wide to diamond-shaped.

For large areas, hand-sized hoes are not going to cut it, while narrow-bladed hoes – like the Warren hoe and triangular hoe – can also make a real meal of the task at hand.

Instead, opt for a larger hoe, complete with a long handle and with a wide blade, such as a standard gardening hoe, an onion hoe or an eye hoe. This will allow you to break up a wider area more efficiently. 

If there aren't too many previous plants around, grabbing a hoe to remove large clusters of weeds is a very effective way to weed a large area.  

Take Cover

Another great option for large area weed removal is to cover the area with landscape fabric. This will prevent the weeds from sourcing oxygen, smothering the weeds into submission. Old carpet and black polythene will also work just as well, although they might be a bit of an eye-sore.

While these large area weed removal methods can be effective, they can also take months to kill off the unwanted weeds and there are few gardeners who are willing to wait this long. If you still think that covering the weeds is the best way to remove weeds in large areas, you could combat the eyesore by adding chipped bark over the top to help disguise the covering.

 Professional Weed Removal

Despite the tips and hints above, perhaps the best way to remove weeds from large area lawns is to enlist professional help and call in the experts.

There’s no shame in delegating the weed duties elsewhere. After all, weeds have a nasty habit of returning; ineffective treatment can result in unsuccessful removal and recurring problems down the line.

What’s more, weed removal can be a time-consuming process at the best of times, let alone when you’re dealing with an earthy epidemic that engulfs your whole garden. Save yourself the hassle and leave it to the pros.

Here at Taylor Weed Control, our cavalry of weed-whacking warriors come equipped with the heavy-hitting artillery, packing professional equipment, industry-grade pesticides and expert knowledge on how to use them.


For weed removal that’s efficient, economical and effective, call Taylor Weed Control today on 029 2039 7554. Alternatively, drop us a line using the button below and request a FREE garden survey today!

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Just like residential and commercial properties, public property also requires care and maintenance to keep plant growth acceptable and prevent potential hazards to Joe Public walking the street.

This process is known as vegetation management. In short, vegetation management helps keep trees, shrubs and plants under control and rogue undergrowth at bay, keeping the world moving uninterrupted and uninhibited.

If you are responsible for public land or property that is accessible to the general public, you are also responsible for taking care of the greenery. A good vegetation management plan can help you do just that – and we know just the guys to do it for you!


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What does a vegetation management plan include?

Vegetation management covers everything you would expect from a public green maintenance programme.

This typically includes typical maintenance tasks – like tree pruning, brush removal and weed control – as well as large-scale jobs, such as felling hazardous trees and implementation of protective measures near power lines.

Strategically planned to cause as little disruption as possible – before, during and after – vegetation management will keep unruly undergrowth from causing issues to the general public (such as blocking footpaths, etc.).

Meanwhile, a good vegetation management plan, carried out with care and attention, will provide efficient removal of unwanted overgrown greenery, while also taking care not to impede on wildlife or negatively affect the environment.


Vegetation management with Taylor Weed Control

At Taylor Weed Control, we have a vast amount of experience dealing with a wide array of environments across South Wales and South West England.

We’ve previously provided vegetation management services for a diverse variety of clients, ranging from local authorities and housing associations to charitable trusts and sports clubs.

Our services can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your landscape and your budget, ensuring you get the service that’s right for your property and your purpose.

Keep your property safe and presentable with Taylor Weed Control and a vegetation management plan that’s Taylor-made for you.


For more information on our vegetation management services, call 029 2039 7554 today to talk with one of our helpful team of experts. Alternatively, click the button below to request a FREE vegetation management survey now.

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