Pulling weeds is both time-consuming and exhausting. You can easily find yourself in a constant battle with them throughout the growing season here in Alberta. There are several reasons why you might find yourself having a lot of trouble getting the weed situation under control on your property. Weeds tend to have an intricate and deep root system, so if you don’t uproot the entire system from your soil, they will grow back again and again. Even if you do manage to pull all the roots from the ground, you may end up spreading the seeds to different areas of your property, meaning you’ll find yourself pulling more weeds again.

All these reasons can make the whole effort seem fruitless as you’re constantly engaged in a game of whack-a-mole trying to get rid of the weeds from your property. So, instead of trying to pull weeds up by hand, you should hire professionals to apply post-emergent treatments. Keep reading to learn why pulling weeds is a waste of time, and why hiring professionals to apply post-emergent treatments is the optimal way to handle weeds.

You might not pull the weed's entire root system.

Weed growing back through soil in Aspen Woods, AB.

As weeds grow and mature, they’ll begin to establish deep roots in your soil. This makes hand-pulling weeds difficult because it’s hard to tell if you’ve pulled up the entire root system. If you don’t get the entire root system, that means the weed will just grow back, and you will be left right back where you started.

You can inadvertently spread weed seeds.

Another reason to avoid pulling weeds by hand is that you can inadvertently spread their seeds, making the problem even worse. Weed seeds spread easily through the air or by latching onto your clothes, your shoes, or any tool you’re carrying. You can end up helping weeds spread to other areas they wouldn't have otherwise reached. This means you’ll spend more time pulling weeds across your property as more of them begin to establish themselves and germinate.

Pulling weeds is difficult labor that doesn't yield long-term results.

To put it simply, pulling weeds is not easy work. You have to spend so much of your time outdoors, making sure you’re pulling all the weeds from your property. Oftentimes, you’ll find yourself in a vicious cycle where you’re repeatedly pulling weeds for them just to appear again or spread to other areas in your yard. While the work is extensive and exhausting, it will not yield the results you might be hoping for. Save yourself time and consider other methods of weed control.

The best way to control weeds is to hire professionals to apply post-emergent treatments.

Gloved professional spraying weed control around lawn in Calgary, AB.

Instead of trying to pull weeds by hand, you should hire a professional lawn care company to come out and apply post-emergent weed control treatments. These treatments are effective and eliminating weeds and they yield longer-lasting results when compared to pulling weeds by hand. When you choose to have professionals handle your weed problem for you, you can rest easy knowing they will be dealt with appropriately and you won't have to do any of that labor-intensive work.

Some common weeds found in the Calgary, AB area include dandelions and thistle.

Tired of pulling weeds? Call us today to schedule our weed control service!

Are you finding yourself struggling to control the weed population on your property? Save yourself the headache and call us to handle them for you. At Prestige Outdoor Services, we use post-emergent treatments to get rid of any weeds that spring up on your property. We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in Calgary, AB, and surrounding cities like Airdrie and Chestermere. Call us at (403) 250-8464 today to schedule our weed control service!