EcoLife can implement mechanical, cultural, biological, or chemical control methods to any weed management program. All weed infestations treated are recorded with GPS technologies and updated onto the internet throughout any project. This allows our customers access to the current progress of a project throughout the season, viewing information including: weed species treated, date, location, herbicide, and application rate.
Before entering any any project, all of our equipment is cleaned and pressure washed to prevent the introduction of new weed species onto a project. EcoLife is equipped to control invasive weeds in rangelands, wetlands, right-of-way, industrial, agricultural, and commercial sites.
The best defense is a good offense. A healthy lawn will win out in the competition against weeds for light, moisture, and soil nutrients.
1. Set the mower height at the highest recommended for your type of grass.
2. Water the proper amount – one inch per week.
3. Control pests and diseases before they get serious.
4. Use a shade tolerant turf or groundcover in shady areas.
5. Fertilize correctly – not too much or too little.
Two factors are important in determining what method to use in managing weeds. The type of weed is the first. They are classified as either broadleaf, grass or sedge. The life cycle of the weed is the second factor. Annuals have a one-year life cycle, biennials have a two-year life cycle. Annual weeds usually get a pre-emergent treatment where the herbicide acts on the sprouting seed and keeps it from forming roots, thus killing the weed before it emerges. Perennial broadleaf weeds are better treated with a post-emergent herbicide. Once weed grasses have emerged they are much harder to control as the herbicide will also damage turf grass.
What is a weed? It depends on you. Some people want to have their whole lawn in only one variety of grass. Others are happy if it is all thick and green even if it is mixed. A good handbook of plants is helpful since there are literally hundreds of types and varieties of weeds.