Organic Weed Control Services
Hand Pulling - Hand Seeding - Pack Spraying
Balanced with nature
We control noxious weeds by balancing weed suppression with the restoration of weed-resistant, native plant communities.
Good for the environment
Our methods meet USDA organic standards and are people, pet and livestock friendly. Our approach increases your property's soil organic matter, biodiversity and ability to sequester carbon.
Our treatment solutions are based on management recommendations developed by Montana State University, University of Nevada, Colorado State University, University of California - Davis and the USDA.
Why Organic and Natural Weed Control?
Our methods are environmentally safe; people, pet and livestock friendly; promote the establishment of healthy, native plants; deliver long-term results and meet USDA organic standards.
Unlike a typical weed control company that sprays herbicides to suppress weeds, we focus on the root of the problem by pulling weeds, seeding grasses and maintaining weed resistant native plant communities.
Our Weed Control Methods:
Noxious weed mapping services to identify problem areas and prioritize treatments
Transecting for early detection and eradication
Custom plans to meet any budget
How much is it?
Treatment plans start at $335 per year. We can work with you to create a plan that fits your budget and goals.
We treat residential, open land and ranch properties throughout eastern Idaho and western Wyoming.
Our goal is to get and maintain low weed pressure, which can be primarily maintained by a healthy plant community that outcompetes the weeds. Eventually our role should switch from removing weeds to monitoring and minimal labor to address outbreaks. There will always be some weeds - eradication is not realistic or feasible.
We need your feedback if weeds are past your tolerance level so we can adjust your schedule and plan.
best Management PRACTICES
Intermountain Weed Control always:
Reduces seed spread by cleaning equipment and clothing prior to leaving a site
Uses the safest and most effective products and methods available
Focuses on long-term solutions by improving landscape health, not just treating a symptom
Recommends a treatment plan to most effectively use your budget and address your weeds
What is in our Seed mix?
Our seed mix is a custom blend of hardy, low-maintenance native perennial grasses that get established quickly without irrigation and stand the best chance of out-competing weeds. We select species that have the best chance of success.
How do WE prioritize treatment Areas?
The crew prioritizes the treatment of Early Detection Rapid Response species first. These are uncommon, new species to the area that should be eliminated before they become wide spread. The crew then prioritizes visible areas, along roadsides/driveways and around buildings and moves outwards from there. They focus on quality over quantity, thoroughly treating smaller areas multiple times before addressing a new area.
Will you kill all my weeds?
We cannot get all your weeds with a single visit. Weeds will continue to germinate throughout the growing season. The crew will get as many of your weeds as they can within your budgeted amount of time. If you are not satisfied with your level of control, we are happy to work with you to develop a custom plan that meets your budget and control expectations.
Should I be treating my entire property?
It is not necessary to treat your entire property, restoration is a long-term process and investment. It is best to start with a budget that you can afford and keep up with it annually. Once we start seeing results within your initial treatment area, we will move around to address additional areas on your property.
Why do WE seed during summer site visits?
We recognize that native seedings are most successful when seeded dormant in the late fall and early spring. We will hit the optimal seeding window on your property every few years as part of our integrated approach. We place seed on your property during the summer to populate your seed bank with native species.
Why do WE offer plan pricing instead of pricing per acre like other weed control companies?
Our organic methods focus on quality treatments that meet client budgets and restore, weed resistant native plant communities. The area that we can treat varies depending on the weeds and infestation levels present.
Perennial weeds are challenging to address with any method - they require a long-term commitment of time and resources. Our methods repeatedly stress perennial infestation so native species have an opportunity to expand. The organic herbicide we use quickly breaks weeds down into beneficial soil nutrients, enriching the soil for the desirable species. We may recommend repeated mowing as a cost effective alternative for large patches.
Weeds going to seed
Everyone hates to see weeds go to seed, but this is not a crisis. The weed seed bank is already well established on your property, and is replenished every year from your neighbors, the rest of the valley, and everyday activities. A couple plants going to seed will not make an appreciable difference in your long-term weed control. Perennial weeds spread primarily by their root systems, so we may recommend focusing your budget on your annual weeds and allowing the perennials to go to seed until the annuals are well controlled.