On the plains of southeast New Mexico, weeds present a problem for homeowners, businesses, oil fields, and farms. Invasive weeds overtake native plants and thirstily use up water. Noxious weeds might ruin a crop or make your land uninhabitable for other plants. Carlsbad weed control services can determine whether to use herbicide, manual removal, tillage, or other means.
New Mexico classifies weeds as Class A (not yet a concern but should be watched), Class B (pervasive in some places), and Class C (widespread weeds).
Class C Weeds in New Mexico
These are the most common and pervasive species that Carlsbad weed control must deal with:
Bull Thistle: Hardy, common weed with hairy, spiky foliage. It’s inedible to livestock and grows widely near fences and streams.
Cheatgrass: Purple and green grassy weeds that grow up to two feet tall. Cheatgrass is displeasing to the eye and disturbs crop fields.
Jointed Goatgrass: Wheat-like grass that spreads in winter and overtakes fields and attracts mold and plant diseases to your land.
Russian Olive: Invasive shrub that grows to 20 feet or taller. Wastes water supplies and overtakes native plants and crops.
Saltcedar: A large flowering bush or small tree that infests water bodies and ranges.
Siberian Elm: Dense, dark green tree that grows 10 feet or taller. Considered a noxious weed that should be removed from fields and riparian zones.
Carlsbad Weed Control Services
If you spot any of the above plants or other problematic weeds (such as chicory, musk thistle, or poison hemlock), talk to a pest and weed expert in Carlsbad. Mowing or pulling up weeds can spread seeds and worsen the problem, so you need professional guidance.
Contact us at Action Pest and Weed Management to schedule a free inspection to learn more about Carlsbad weed control methods.