As weeds grow in your lawn or garden, they take over the spaces between your chosen plants and then spread to spaces that cultivated plants normally occupy. Left alone, weeds can blanket an entire garden and begin to threaten other nearby plants.
Weeds behave like parasites and do more than just compete with your plants for space. Weeds usually take over the environment quickly to such a huge extent that they prevent garden plants from having access to resources and use up the water and nutrients in the soil that your plants need to stay healthy. The result of this parasitic behavior varies based on the type of weed and the nearby plant species. Some of them attach themselves to the stems or roots of your healthy plants and drain them of their nutrients, leaving them open for disease and infestation. They can also make it hard for your cultivated plants to flower and produce fruits and seeds.
Weeds can hurt more than just your plants
As with any plant, weeds create pollen and scents that can adversely affect people who have allergies and sensitivities and those who never had a problem before exposure. Other weeds cause skin irritation, many weeds are toxic. As a result, some toxic weeds that grow too close to a water source can poison drinking water. If a healthy adult touch or eats these weeds, they can become extremely ill or possibly die. The elderly, small children, and pets are at higher risk of experiencing injury when exposed to certain types of weeds.
Keeping weeds off your lawn
Growing a healthy lawn with proper mowing and watering can keep weeds from sprouting. Instead of watering your lawn frequently and lightly, change things around by giving the grass more water, but less often. This makes your grass stronger and more able to reject the weeds. Routine mowing can keep weeds from spreading, also hand-weeding will help but always perform the task as carefully as possible and remember you can always count on us.
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