The photos above and below were taken in Armory Park, near downtown, by our very surprised designer, Nate.
This time of year you will find large patches of weeds in backyards, roadsides, vacant lots, and pretty much anywhere else they can sprout. Removing weeds before they flower is important. University of Arizona researcher Bill McCloskey lays out the reasons to control weeds in his interview with UA News. Read it here: uanews.arizona.edu/story/reasons-are-plentiful-whacking-those-weeds
One of the weeds that is seen across our region is Buffelgrass. It is especially problematic because it is an aggressive, invasive plant that creates a fire hazard and chokes out native plants. There are lots of groups that are committed to eradicating this weed. Check out this link to get involved: desertmuseum.org/buffelgrass/volunteer.php
In any case, get out there and remove those weeds!