Bugs, Birds, Bees & Weeds

Weed Identification & Prevention

What are weeds?

A weed is a plant that grows somewhere it is not wanted. A weed's undesirable qualities outweigh its desirable qualities — basically, they bring nothing to the table!

In our area, broadleaf weeds are one of the most common types of weeds. They are identified by their flat leaves with net-like veins running through them. Broadleaf weeds often produce cheerful flowers; the dandelion is one of the most well-known examples of this type of weed.

dandelion weeds growing in a yard

Are weeds dangerous?

Weeds are difficult to control and are persistent plants that show up in our yards year after year. Many weeds look like grasses making controlling them even more difficult. Weeds grow by taking the nutrients we want for our grass and reducing its viability. Weeds also multiply and grow quickly and provide many areas for insects like mosquitoes and stinging insects to rest and hide.

Having weeds in our yards is not ideal; they ruin the yard's aesthetics, and correctly identifying them can be tricky. The easiest way to eliminate weeds and prevent them from returning is with the help of a knowledgeable professional and routine lawn care services.

Why do I have a weed problem?

Weeds produce a large number of seeds. Their adaptability means that weeds can be successful almost anywhere, and if environmental conditions aren't right, they can remain dormant until they are. Weeds are often transported by the wind, insects, and wild animals from place to place. They can also be carried inside bags of soil, potted plants, and mulch.

Where will I find weeds?

When it comes to weeds, it is important to understand that they will grow almost anywhere. There is a weed for every landscape. Whether you live in the desert, a forested area, on a farm, or in an urban area, a weed type will grow. Some of the most common places to find weeds include:

  • Flowerbeds
  • Landscaped areas
  • Vegetable gardens
  • In the cracks of pavement and sidewalks
  • Yards

How do I get rid of weeds?

Through effective and customized weed control services, the professionals at Anderson Pest Control will help you keep your Las Vegas property free of weeds. We know how time-consuming it can be to maintain your yard, but you can free up time for more important things with our help!

We are a local pest control company that understands the unique needs of yards located in the Las Vegas area. Our family-owned company always goes the extra mile to provide excellent customer service and take care of your lawn's individual needs. To learn more about our weed control options, give the professional at Anderson Pest Control a call.

How can I prevent weeds in the future?

In addition to our home pest control and commercial pest control services, protect your property from pests with the following prevention tips:

  • Proper irrigation and drainage are vital to the success of your yard.
  • Water your lawn infrequently, and when you do water, make sure you do a deep watering.
  • Know what kind of grass you have in your yard and mow the grass to its ideal height.
  • Reseed bare spots in your lawn to prevent weeds from taking over those areas that are void of vegetation.
  • Make sure your grass is appropriately fertilized and do not over-fertilize.
  • Use mulch in garden areas to deprive weeds of the sunlight they need to grow. 
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