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Call Scientific Plant Service for Baltimore phragmites control services and aquatic care.

Scientific Plant Service has provided our Baltimore community with comprehensive landscape services since our establishment in 1957. We provide lawn care, deer and animal repellent, mole and pest control, tree and shrub care, and aquatics services. One of our most essential aquatics services is our phragmites control treatments. This invasive species can impact your bodies of water and harm your natural environment. The Scientific Plant Service crew is licensed to provide the care you require. You can count on us to provide you with the Baltimore phragmites control services you need. Call us today to discuss your phragmites concerns. 

What Are Phragmites? 

Phragmites are very tall (often 10 to 12 feet) wispy grasses that are an invasive, non-native species that appear on the banks of waterways and in damp areas. These plants are also known as the Common Reed. While a type of common reed originated in the U.S., the invasive European strains were introduced in the 1800s, possibly through ships. Now, those who wish to maintain an effective and diverse aquatic environment must take care to control phragmites’ growth. 

The Importance of Baltimore Phragmites Control Services

Why is it crucial to control phragmites? These plants can form dense, impenetrable monocultures. Their rhizomes (underground roots) can extend over two meters and reach deep underwater, developing a thick mat that prevents other plants from establishing themselves. 

Once phragmites are established, they can displace native species, reduce biodiversity, choke waterways, and offer little value for wildlife. As phragmites block the waterways, water flow is reduced, and the flood retention of the wetland decreases. The stems can trap sediments, causing the body of water to become increasingly shallow. 

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Phragmites Control at Scientific Plant Service

At Scientific Plant Service, our Baltimore phragmites control services are best applied between mid-August and late October, generally before the first frost. Follow up applications may be necessary again the following spring. These services include an herbicide application that should be made in the fall after the upward growth has stopped and the seed head is set. This allows the herbicide to move downward into the complex root system for maximum effectiveness. The extensive root system makes this invasive species aggressive and hard to kill, which is why our treatments attack the roots. 

Baltimore Aquatics Services

You can call Scientific Plant Service for a variety of aquatics management services. We can help manage larger ornamental ponds, farm ponds and along creeks. In addition to phragmites eradication, we provide algae control, shades and dyes, vegetation control, and Resident Canada geese control. You can trust us to provide comprehensive care and attention to your body of water so you can create the thriving environment your water needs. 

Call Scientific Plant Service For Baltimore Phragmites Control  Services

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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