Bonnie Marcus (Weed Witch), Community Administrator

We are now officially in monsoon season. This time of year we can expect warmer temperatures, heavy winds, thunderstorms, dust storms, rain and weeds. Please check your property for weeds on a regular basis; they do pop up overnight. It is much easier to fight weeds with prevention and to stay on top of your weed situation before they get out of hand.

Pre-emergence herbicides are an application to the soil surface that minimizes germinating seeds of both annual and perennial weeds. This application should be applied prior to anticipated flushes of weed emergence, (winter rains or summer monsoons). The pre-emergent chemical, when applied properly, will stop the emergence of most unwanted weeds.

Preventing the weeds from emerging in the first place will not only save you money, but also time. Please plan on scheduling professional regular pre-emergence treatments every six months. This will not only save you time and money, but you, and your neighbors, will enjoy your beautiful landscaping all year round weed free. You also won’t receive those weed violation notices from the weed witch.