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what weeds grow in spring

We're starting to enjoy a few extra hours of sunlight each day, which can only mean one thing - spring is coming! While we start to see daffodils and other beautiful flowers appear during this season, the warm temperatures will encourage the growth of garden weeds. Being prepared and understanding how to treat the garden weeds that grow in spring is the best way to keep your garden weed-free. Today we're going to show you some of the most common weeds that grow in spring...

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do you have to pull up weeds after spraying them

Gardeners up and down the country spend hours and hours tackling weeds in their gardens. Sadly, weeds have a way of coming back year after year and disrupting the lawn and surrounding plants. Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we offer a weed control service that tackles all kinds of different weeds using professional herbicides. One of the questions we often get asked is - "do you have to pull up dead weeds after spraying them?"

The short answer is yes, but it's important that you pull the dead weeds up in a very specific way to ensure that they don't come back to haunt you the following year...

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In the quest to build the most beautiful garden, you might find yourself making trips to your local garden centre to pick up new plants. However, there are a few plants that can become a real nuisance if you're not prepared to prune them on a regular basis. Today we're going to talk about some of the most common nuisance plants that you should avoid if you don't want a high-maintenance garden.

 

Introducing new plants to your garden

Adding new varieties of plants to your garden can be really exciting, but it's important you do your research first before you make a start. We all know that certain plants like dandelions and daisies are considered weeds, but they're not the only nuisance plants you should be aware of. If you're aiming to build a low-maintenance garden, these re some of the plants you should avoid...

passion flower

Climbing Plants eg. Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea)

Passion flowers are incredibly beautiful but do have a habit of growing wild if they're not pruned regularly. This climber grows well in sunny, sheltered spots in the garden, meaning it can go undetected for a while before you notice it's become a problem. Most people grow passion flowers in a pot because they thrive when their roots are restricted. That being said, passion flowers have a tendency to climb up buildings & fences and can quickly spread into unwanted areas of the garden. 

Other climbing plants that can quickly get out of hand are:

  • Russian vine
  • Bindweed

Read More: What's the difference between Japanese knotweed and bindweed?

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autumn weeds

Gardening is a job that needs to be done all year round. If you take your foot off the gas in the autumn months, you can guarantee you'll have a jungle on your hands by the time it comes round to spring. But surely all garden weeds grow in the spring and summer, don't they? This is a common misconception, here's why...

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how to prevent weeds from growing

We all dream of a weed-free garden, but the reality is, it's quite tricky to prevent weeds from growing in the first place. A lot of the time, we don't know that weeds are there until they rear their ugly heads and make their presence known. That being said, there are a few things you can do to help prevent weeds from growing.

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