Invasive Plant Management

We manually remove invasive weeds based upon seasonal expectations, rather than just adding you to a schedule. There is no eradicating invasive plants. The goal is to manage invasive plant species to allow our native species an opportunity to prosper. 

Why manual removal?

Glyphosate is non-selective, so it will kill most plants. Products containing glyphosate may cause eye or skin irritation. Glyphosate binds tightly to soil and can persist in soil for up to 6 months, and can inhibit the growth of ectomycorrhizal fungi.

The ester in Triclopyr isn't water-soluble and can be transported to the sediments. In areas experiencing erosion, this is a risk for fish and aquatic invertebrates. The residues can persist in fruit, so there's a potential for long-term exposure to animal species that eat wild fruit. Triclopyr soil residues can cause damage via root uptake to non-targeted vegetation. It also can inhibit the growth of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Studies have produced conflicting results on the toxicity of triclopyr in humans. 
Garlon 3A® can cause severe eye damage to both humans and wildlife.


Frequent Invasive Removals:

English Ivy (winter removal) (click to schedule maintenance visit)

Vinca Minor (winter removal)

Bamboo (spring & summer)

Japanese Honeysuckle (ALL YEAR OH MY GOODNESS!!!!)

Shrub Honeysuckle (All year)

Oriental Bittersweet (spring & summer)

Lespedeza (Uggg whenever we see it!)

Bermuda Grass (Spring)

Porcelain Berry Vine (spring & summer)

Stilt Grass (spring & autumn before seed set)

Tree of Heaven (September. Triclopyr needed in some cases)

Mimosa (spring)

Autumn Olive (spring & summer)



Clean-up Vs Maintenance Visit:

*A maintenance visit takes 3 hours with a 2 person team, while a clean-up typically requires 1 - 5 days and 3 or more people

*Clean-ups are expensive, averaging $3k per day.

*Maintenance is inexpensive $369 per visit

Click here to schedule a maintenance visit


What We Don't Do:

*We haven't been able to acquire magic wands to make every weed in your yard disappear

*If you can't weed it in 2 hours solo, we can't weed it in 3 hours

*We don't weed in dog poop



Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation


Please don't blame us for your weeds. We didn't put them there.