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Phoenix weed control is a service provided to the homeowners of Phoenix, AZ that rids yards, landscape, decorative rock, and xeriscape from unwanted plants. Any undesirable invasive plant is a weed; this includes Bermuda grass outside of your Phoenix lawn, volunteer Mesquite tree saplings, and bougainvillea that spreads too far. Some homeowners consider wild strawberries a treat; others consider them a weed. And those beautiful wildflowers of Arizona are not wanted by many valley homeowners. Whatever your need, Bulwark has your weed control covered. Want to enjoy your yard again? Want your neighbors to envy your beautiful home?
Similar to the needs of Phoenix weed control, Phoenix suffers from a few weeds more common than others. Here is a list of Phoenix, AZ’s top five weed problems:
Introduced Weeds – weeds that came from other parts of the globe with human intervention.
Native Weeds – weeds that were not introduced but existed in Arizona before American settlers
Invasive Weeds – weeds that will spread and overtake the landscape
Noxious Weeds – unpleasant, aggressive, and harmful.
Native weeds to Arizona are weeds that existed in Arizona before human civilization. Weeds like the saltbush, carelessweed, desertholly, and povertyweed are all native. Since the majority of Phoenix is dry desert, the list of known native weeds is very limited.
Introduced weeds generate most of the problematic weeds in Arizona today. Humans have created this mess of weeds; we now battle the English nutsedge to our favorite lawn covering bermuda grass. None of these plants are native to Arizona. Some of these plants were introduced by accident. Others were intentionally introduced. Because most of these plants don’t have natural predators, they become invasive and noxious weeds. As homeowners add an abundance of water to what was once a dry desert, these plants suck up water and beat out the native competition.
The iconic Tumbleweed of Arizona is not native! The most common tumbleweed is the Russian Thistle (Kali tragus), which was introduced to Arizona via seeds found in agriculture shipments of flaxseed. That’s right, our common Phoenix Tumbleweed is from Russia.