Recently you may have noticed an extra special golden glow creeping across the hillsides and fields in the Bay Area. A vibrant yellow blooming plant has taken over the grassy areas flanking the interstates and freeways. It’s the mustard plant! Or, for the horticulturally inclined, the Brissica rapa!
Not a California native, the story goes that this eye-catching wild flower was brought to the region by Franciscan Father Serra who planted it as a representation of his pathway back to Spain. It’s now such an integral part of our immediate landscape the Bay Area wouldn’t be the same without it. Take the Napa Valley area for example. Mustard plants are used as a cover crop in vineyards to add nitrogen, improve soil structure, and control nematode populations.
What the mustard plant also means to Cleary Bros. is that it’s time for weed abatement to begin. Those fields and hillsides need to be maintained! We’re currently working with our clients to perform weed abatement services throughout the Bay Area. If your property needs weed abatement services and you aren’t a client of ours yet- give us a call! We’d love to work with you too.