A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Worst Weeds

If you care about your landscaping, weeds are likely to feel like the bane of your existence. Weeds can spring up virtually anywhere around your home, interfering with the look of your yard and forcing you to waste time pulling them. If you can’t seem to get rid of your weeds, a pest control professional can provide you with the capable treatments you need. Here are some of the weeds you’re most likely to encounter in Southern Arizona:

 

Puncturevine

Puncturevine is a particularly notorious weed because of its sharp, spiny burs. The burs can hurt animals’ paws, puncture bike tires, and stick to clothing and shoes. Puncturevine is an extremely common outdoor weed, often taking root along the sides of roads and walkways.

 

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda grass grows rapidly, and it can quickly overwhelm any yard. It isn’t always considered a weed—many people use it in their lawns—but it can be a particularly hardy nuisance if you don’t want it there.

 

Crabgrass

Often mistaken for Bermuda grass, crabgrass is a tough weed that can grow in almost any type of soil. Crabgrass is one of the weeds that homeowners are most likely to encounter, and it can be extremely difficult to get rid of.

 

Pigweed

Pigweed is a tall, leafy weed that can be found all over the world. Like other annual plants, pigweed grows and dies in a single season—but once the weed shows up in your yard, it’s not likely to disappear unless you take action.

 

Bur Clover

It’s not uncommon to find entire fields of bur clover—a small leafy plant—spreading across yards in California and Arizona. But there’s nothing lucky about this clover—in fact, it’s a particularly frustrating plant to get rid of, in part because of the sticky burs it uses to disperse its seeds.

 

Are you in need of professional weed control? Essential Pest Management offers a thorough weed control program that can eliminate even the toughest, most resilient weeds. You can schedule a consultation at your home in Tucson, Marana, or Oro Valley by calling (520) 908-6251.

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