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Reduce the Time Spent Weeding Your Flowerbeds This Summer

Investing time and money into the perfect landscaping design for your Northern Virginia home is a great way to increase curb appeal and make your surroundings more enjoyable to look at. But if you are like many homeowners in the Woodbridge, VA area, you simply do not have enough time to spend pulling weeds as often as you would like to - or should. That's where the importance of starting out weed-free comes into play.

Weeds are much easier to deal with and eliminate without the added hassle of trying to do so around your other plants. Before your turfgrass and other plants are in the ground, spend some time eliminating the weeds and preventing them from coming back in the future.

If you choose to dig them up by the roots, spray chemicals to prevent their regrowth or a combination of both, the time you invest early in the season will be repaid several times throughout the summer months.

Purchase weed-block fabrics that surround the base of each of your plants that will eliminate most if not all weed growth. The fabric will not allow the weeds to grow up and in between plants, but unfortunately it also makes it more difficult for you to add compost to the soil at a later time. The fabric can be moved to accommodate the compost, but again you are investing time you are trying to save.

For more information on how to select the right combination of maintenance-free or reduced-maintenance plants and landscaping features, contact the professionals at Lost Creek Landscapes today.