Finding Products for Controlling Weeds in Your Lawn and Garden
December 12, 2007
Your lawn and gardens would look great, if weeds weren't popping up everywhere. Although total eradication isn't likely, you can choose weed abatement products that will allow you to control invasive weeds. Specific products are also available for controlling crabgrass. When shopping for weed control products, it's a good idea to visit a home and garden show or other venue supplying a wide range of products. Product labels provide detailed advice on controlling weeds and also reveal potential hazards such as toxicity and environmental concerns.
Getting Rid of Weeds Before and After They Sprout
Weed control products can be divided into two categories which are called pre-emergent and post-emergent. Pre-emergent products can be applied to areas such as patios, driveways, gravel beds and other areas where weeds are unwanted. Pre-emergents prevent annual weeds from growing in areas where applied. It's important to apply pre-emergent products prior to weeds sprouting. Pre-emergent weed control products are primarily designed for controlling annual weeds. Post-emergent products work better on perennial weeds that can grow all year long.
Post-emergents Rid Lawn and Garden of Recurring Weeds
If dandelions and other persistent weeds are a problem in your lawn and garden, targeting individual weeds with a post-emergent weed control product should help you gain the upper hand. During the summer, using a fertilizer low in phosphorous can assist in preventing germination of weed seeds. Maintaining a thick lawn can help control weeds in your backyard, but individually targeting weeds that have grown is the safest technique for eliminating existing weeds. Post-emergent products work best when applied during active growth phases for weeds. Post emergent weed control products must be applied when no rain or watering will occur. This allows the product to be properly absorbed by the weeds. Proper timing and appropriate application of weed control products can help you keep your lawn and garden areas looking their best.