Some steps that can be taken to prevent the spreading weeds when moving harvest equipment from one field to another are listed below.
Weeds can spread in a variety of ways, including on farm equipment. As you move harvest equipment from field to field, be aware of the potential to spread weed seed – especially if uncontrolled weeds are known or suspected to be herbicide resistant.
It is very difficult to completely remove weed seeds from harvest equipment. However, taking a few minutes to reduce the number of seeds on your harvest equipment may save time and money in the future.
Lawn equipment is especially damaging to your yard. Your lawn care company is using the same mower and blades on every yard it mows, cross-contaminating your neighbor’s yard and weed problem to yours.
Everyone has wondered ‘how do weeds spread’ before. If your flower garden has ever been choked up with weeds, your vegetable garden infested with the problematic sprouts, or your lawn has ever produced unsightly patches of unwanted plants, you understand the difficulties and headache of weeds. Knowing how weeds spread can help you reduce the occurrence of the plants in your yard, making your lawn lush, green, and clean again.
There are four main ways for weed seeds enter your yard. You could have only one inlet, multiple, or all of them affecting your property. Wind, water, animals and people, and machines are all potential carriers of seeds.
SO, EXACTLY HOW DO WEEDS SPREAD ANYHOW?
One fantastic place to start is ditching your current commercial lawn care company. Their equipment is cross-contaminating your yard with every other yard it touches. Traditional lawn mowers add a significant number of seeds and other pollutants to your property, drastically increasing your likelihood of weeds and other problems. And if your lawn care company uses toxic herbicides to remove the weeds you’re looking at long-term damage to your yard and the introduction of harmful chemicals to the land where your children and pets spend time and play.
Weeds are a considerable problem for homeowners looking for a neat and orderly lawn they can be proud of. With so many diverse ways for weeds to spread, how do you stop them?
Most homeowners pride themselves on the quality of their lawns. They seek a curbside appeal and envious neighbors. But if your lawn is covered in dandelions, yarrow, daisy weeds, or creeping buttercups, you might be at your wit’s end trying to eliminate them from the yard. Weeds are invasive and pervasive. Once their seeds take root and sprout, they quickly spread and can cover large patches of ground.
Some variations of seeds are designed to float on water and are easily carried downstream or through backyard drainage to new locations. More common in wetland weed species, locally heavy downpours in your area can move bulkier seeds to your yard. Purple Loosestrife and Blue Flag Iris rely on water dispersion to some extent.