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Weed Control

iStock_000005410534XSmallUrban Forest Tree Care, Inc. provides weed control to commercial, residential and governmental clients.

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Desert & Xeriscape Weed Control

Pre & Post Emergent Applications

Broad Leaf Weed control in turf

Fertilizations: Lawn, Tree and Shrubs

Insect & Disease Control: Turf and Ornamentals

Olive Fruit Prevention

Long Term Pre-Emergent (Soil Sterilization)

Under Asphalt Spraying

Nutsedge Control “Nutgrass”


Desert & Xeriscape Weed Control

When a regular weed treatment schedule is maintained we can guarantee weed control.

Pre-Emergent Applications

A chemical applied before a plants seed germinate to prevent it from emerging from the soil.

Post-Emergent Applications

A chemical applied to kill a plant after its germination and emergence from the soil.

Broad Leaf Weed Control in Turf

The best weed control is a healthy lawn. However, some weeds are invasive and compete with lawns. Weed control requires knowledge about the weed itself. This includes proper identification and knowledge of the life cycle of the weed. The idea is to control the weed at its weakest point in the life cycle.

Examples: Spurge, dandelions, white clover, black medic, purslane

Fertilizations : Lawn, Tree and Shrubs

A well planned (and simple) fertility program is essential to turf maintenance. Turf grass requires 16 basic nutrients for growth. Most of these are available to turf from soil, but not in proper amounts for proper growth.

Insect & Disease Control: Turf & Ornamentals

Insect and Related Pests: Most injury from insect pests can be prevented by regular inspection and immediate remedial action. Insects may cause disorders such as die-back, stunting, and distortions of growth, as well as browning, yellowing, and bleaching of leaves. By detecting such symptoms early, you may be able to prevent the rapid buildup of insect populations.


Most of the serious diseases result from infection by microscopic fungi. Fungi are low forms of plant life. Threadlike, devoid of chlorophyll, and incapable of manufacturing their own food, they survive on dead or living plant and animal matter. Most fungi produce spores (seed like bodies) and other structures resistant to adverse conditions. For example, sclerotia may be spread by wind, water mechanical means (mowers), or by infected plant material such as grass clippings. Some diseases are favored by high temperatures, while others are most destructive during the cooler months.

Most diseases are easier to prevent than to cure. Weakened, ill-adapted plants are more susceptible to certain fungi, often caused by stress, drought, or hot dry winds.

Olive Fruit Prevention

A foliar spray of certain chemicals that will reduce or eliminate undesirable fruit in ornamental Olive Trees.

Long Term Pre-Emergent (Soil Sterilization)

Long term pre-emergents may be applied to certain areas such as utility, highway, pipeline and railroad right-of-ways, petroleum tank farms, lumberyards, storage areas, industrial plant sites, and around farm buildings.

Most long term pre-emergents (such as Diuron) are not recommended around turf, ornamentals, waterways, irrigation ditches, or any other area where runoff may occur due to possible destruction of plant life or water contamination. Long-term pre-emergents are used generally when a period of One Year or more is desired.

Under Asphalt Spraying

Some herbicides may be applied to a surface before asphalt is put down to prevent most tough woody stemmed plants from popping through the asphalt.

Nutsedge Control (“Nutgrass”)

Nutsedges are perennial weeds that superficially resemble grasses.

Nutsedges grow mainly from tubers or “nutlets” formed on rhizomes, mostly in the upper foot of soil. Leaves are V-shaped in cross section and arranged in sets of three at the base. Stems are triangular in cross section. Tubers of yellow nutsedge are produced singly while purple nutsedge tubers are produced in chains, several on a single rhizome.

Nutsedges are a problem in the lawn because they grow faster, have a more upright growth habit, and are lighter green in color than most grass species, resulting in a non-uniform turf. In gardens and landscapes, nutsedges will emerge through bark or rock mulches in shrub plantings and vegetable and flower beds throughout the growing season.

They are often difficult to control and take more than one application to kill.


To maintain a healthy lawn through periods of stress, the soil should have adequate water, air and nutrients in the top 6 to 10 inches.

Soils that are hard and compacted impede root growth, which prevents the grass from developing the deep root system that is essential to survive hot, dry periods.

Core aeration is the process of mechanically removing plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn. Aeration opens the soil, helps reduce compaction, improves water infiltration, improves rooting, reduces thatch and acts in many other ways to improve the lawn and to reduce stress.

Our Guarantee

We value your business. Your satisfaction of our work is very important. We will continue to work with you until you are satisfied. For desert weed control we offer a guarantee program from 6 months – up to a full year. Our goal is to save you many hours of weed pulling and chopping. Let us set you up with a program that will keep your landscape weed free.