Landscape weeds are very trouble- some. Controlling weeds next to desirable landscape plants can be difficult. The best course of action is to prevent them in the first place. This can be done with new landscapes and after irrigation is installed. If time allows, irrigate the area to be landscaped and watch the weed seeds germinate for two to three weeks. Then do a post emergent application using Roundup or use the generic version, glyphosate and follow all label instructions. Wait at least one week for the herbicide to translocate to the roots and then they can be removed. After planting the new landscape materials a selective pre-emergent should be applied, an herbicide that is labeled for use around the type of plants you are using. This will help prevent weeds from germinating in the area treated.
If weeds are growing in your existing landscape then choosing the correct material with the proper timing of application is critical to a successful long term weed control program.
For a free consultation or estimate on using the best materials for your particular landscape please contact ASWC.