arroyo grande weed abatement

Ant’s Tractor Mowing is a complete Arroyo Grande weed abatement service. Through integrity, hard work and quality service year after year, we maintain an excellent work ethic, competitive pricing and serve to protect our customers, their property and homes year after year. The weed abatement services include: 

  • Weedeater services that are effective for spaces that are too small for a tractor, where there is landscaping to preserve or where more detailed weed abatement is needed, such as along fence lines. Other terms for weedeating include weed whacking, string or line trimming, edge trimming or whipper snipping,
  • Mowing, accomplished with a tractor and a flail mower is a cost-effective and efficient method for removing and controlling weeds and shrubs on acreage, large lots, pastures, and other open spaces. 
  • Defensible space is the amount of space, defined in zones, that fire authorities advise is necessary to protect structures, property and lives in the event of a wildfire. 

In business since 2004, we can take care of weeds, unwanted shrubbery, overgrowth and fire hazards. We use the highest-grade equipment that allows us to get your job done safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. Our equipment includes:

  • Tractor towed flail mower because dry and flammable plant material can be mowed to a safe height quickly and thoroughly, extending the reduced fuel zone a distance beyond the recommended 100-feet for Zone 2. A flail mower reduces the risk of damage from flying debris. In many circumstances flail mowing is more efficient and practical than other methods such as riding mowers or livestock grazing and avoids many of the common issues of inaccessible slopes and hills and destroying root systems leading to erosion.
  • The 336FR Brushcutter is powerfully ruthless on weeds in smaller spaces. The 33.6 cc X-Torq® engines uses less fuel, emits less exhaust and is easy on the environment.
  • We keep our staff safe with personal protection gear (PPE) that includes the heavy-duty harness to help support the brushcutter and relieve strain on the operator’s body. 
  • Other PPE includes high-quality respirators, protective eyewear and shields, protective headgear, hearing protection, chaps to protect against debris and protective gloves. 

Our team can’t do their best job for you unless they are trained and equipped with the top-of-the-line tools and personal protective gear. Protecting our team members on the job is one of our guarantees for a job well done.

How else do we protect you and our team? 

  • General Liability: $2,000,000
  • Automobile Insurance: $1,000,000
  • Our team is protected by Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Each crew vehicle has a fire extinguisher and other essential tools on-board
  • Each tractor carries both 2.5 gallon water extinguisher and a fire extinguisher

Or call for just about any other reason involving weeds and weed abatement, including:

  • Invasive and toxic weed management
  • Clearing land for building or crops
  • Keeping weeds and overgrowth under control on fallow land and in pastures
  • Keep lots and land for sale clear of weeds and overgrowth

Defensible Space

Defensible space is made up of three zones that are defined as:

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Zone 0

Zone 0 is the area immediately around buildings, decks, and other structures and extends up to 5-feet from each structure. The purpose is to create a space that is as resistant to embers starting a fire as possible. Using non-combustible hardscaping like gravel or slate, removing dead leaves, dry grass, and landscaping with appropriate low-growing plants, and using non-combustible furnishings and décor on decks are some of the recommendations for creating this zone.

Zone 1

Zone 1 extends 30-feet from buildings, decks, and structures, or the end of the property line. Some of the recommended steps to take to create Zone 1 include removing dead and dry plants, grass, and other vegetation, trimming trees and removing branches that are hanging over roofs, creating 10 feet of space between trees and creating safe spaces between trees, shrubs, firewood and other materials that could catch fire.    

Zone 2

Zone 2, a reduced fuel zone extending from 30-feet to 100-feet from buildings and structures on the property, or to the property line. Creating a reduced fuel zone means mowing grass to at least 4-inches, creating clearances around woodpiles and propane tanks creating safe vertical and horizontal spaces between shrubs, trees, grass, leaves, twigs, and other debris that is over a certain depth.

Get the best weed abatement in Arroyo Grande

When Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was established in 1772 and the padres began farming, the Arroyo Grande Valley was discovered to have highly fertile ground. After Mexico won independence from Spain and the original Spanish land grant ranchos began to be sold off to pioneers moving into the area, farming became an important part of the developing economy. 

The fertile land continues to contribute to the rich supply of vegetables, fruit and other produce that is grown in the Arroyo Grande area. The more fertile the ground, the more things grow and that includes the weeds.

Even though grass and weeds are part of nature they also become a fire hazard when they get too tall, too dense and too dry. It’s important to keep weeds and other growth under control, especially during fire season. 

California fire season runs from May through October and weed abatement enforcement usually starts the first of May with most local regulations requiring weeds be mowed and defensible spaces be completed by June 1.

With the prolonged drought, grasses and weeds are drying out earlier in the year and even trees and shrubs that are usually more drought-tolerant are showing signs of stress.    

Ant’s Tractor Mowing uses the most effective tools to quickly and thoroughly take care of those pesty weeds and create defensible space on your property. Owner Anthony Elisarraras, born and raised on the Central Coast, acquired the company from his father, who started it with a recycled Caltrans mower in 2004. Since taking over the company, Anthony implemented PPE for the team, updates equipment annually and regularly updates safety and abatement procedures to meet CalFire guidelines.  

The GPS coordinates for Arroyo Grande are: 35° 07′ 6.92″ N 120° 35′ 26.63″ W.

We offer free estimates for your convenience.

Ant’s Tractor Mowing provides tractor mowing and the heavy-duty weed abatement services that are necessary to create defensible space that protects homes, businesses, and farm or ranch structures.