There was a time not too long ago baked bar, when the prevailing wisdom of all new allotment holders was to kill off all vegetation on a plot as they prepared for new plantings. While certainly effective and efficient, this practice has now fallen out of favor because it also kills off potentially helpful insects and micro-organisms in your plot’s soil. New allotment holders are now encouraged to be much more selective in their weed killing practices. Because there are so many different weed killing products available, the basic descriptions below will be useful before making any purchases. If needed, a garden center expert can provide additional information and suggestions.
Also known as translocated weed killers, this type of weed killer is akin to setting off a nuclear bomb on your unwanted plants. Systemic weed killers work like this: 1. Spray the unwanted plant’s foliage, 2. The plant’s foliage absorbs the chemicals and transports the chemicals all the way to its roots, 3. The plant dies completely from leaf-tip to root. Because it is so effective, this method of killing plants should be used sparingly and as a spot-treatment only. Any chemical that gets on neighboring plants will kill those plants, too, so be careful about spillage onto other plants. Glyphosate is the most prevalent chemical in systemic killers.
As its name implies, this type of killer weed only kills on contact. Organic growers generally prefer this type of weed because it uses a natural fatty acid. This acid dissolves a leaf’s protective coating which, in turn, causes it to dry out and die. Another type of contact weed killing is one which uses a powerful chemical that affects only exposed foliage but preserves the roots. One would most commonly use this kind of weed killing on annual weeds. Most contact the chemical known as diquat as their main ingredient.
It would be best to completely avoid using residual weed killings. As one could guess, the name is derived from the fact that this type of weed killer resides in the ground and continues to be effective. This residual effect will kill any and all seeds that try to germinate or any perennials that try to grow. You might want to use residual weed killings to clear unwanted vegetation from driveways or walkways, but there is no place for this kind of weed killer in an allotment. Residual killer weed commonly use the chemical known as diflufenican.
This is a useful killer weed in that it ‘selects’ what to kill meaning that it kills individual broadleaf weeds but spares narrow-leafed plants like grass. Gardeners who want a grassy, weed-free lawn will want to use these selective weed. Just like in the systemic killer weed mentioned above, selective weed also use the chemical known as glyphosate.
If you want to ensure that your lawn remains healthy and clean, then you will have to get rid of weeds. Weeding can be quite a strenuous process and many of us keep delaying this activity. There are a number of weed control measures which can be adopted. Regular weed control activities should be adopted.
Preventative care and strategies for weed control need to be taken. When the seedlings are still very young, you can remove them by using a hoe. Invest some time and efforts every month for removing these weeds. Early spring time is the right time for removing weeds, just when the seedlings are about to sprout. Smaller weeds are easier to remove as compared to larger ones. With simple shrub control applications, they can be easily eradicated. The bigger ones will require professional services or use of equipments. As compared to hand weeding, alternative weed control measures are quicker and easier and also saves considerable time.
Owners of a big lawn, field or pasture may have to hire professional shrub control services, even if it means shelling out some extra money. Many of the weed control measures will help in killing weeds, spraying of chemicals on weeds. There are some weed killers which are planted in the soil and they work effectively by preventing weeds from growing. It is important to read the instructions carefully that are mentioned on the container.
Preferably, check out for services of shrub control agencies that will help you. They are experts in this field. In case of very stubborn weeds, regular weed control measures may have to be adopted. Some of the weeds are so tough, that they cannot be uprooted. If you have the time to spend and are also ready to do some hard work, then you can surely do the weeding all by yourself. There are some highly concentrated weed killers which are available in the market. Use the right protective equipment like thick rubber gloves etc as a precaution. Just make sure to use the liquid in the right proportion.
These chemicals are toxic in nature and not good for the environment and humans. This is the reason, why the government of many countries have banned the use of these chemicals. Whacking is yet another method of getting rid of weeds. The best way to go about this process is to spray the weeds and then whack the weeds after about ten days or so. The chemical seeps into the roots well and it becomes easier to get rid of them.
Adopting fumigants is another very effective shrub control measure. Fumigants are very helpful when the soil is infected or ruined. Generally, the professional will advise you to change the soil, instead of going in for weed control. If you are one of those who are lazy to maintain your yard and hate weeding, then your lawn will surely have to face the brunt of your laziness. Adopting the right designs in your lawn and planting the right plants will surely keep away weeds.