It is often not efficient to dig up closely-compacted weeds by hand, due to the abundance of invasive weed species that may overtake a lawn. Weed control spraying techniques should involve identifying the weeds that are present, purchasing organic supplies that will effectively destroy the varieties, and mitigating future growth.
Identify The Weeds
Identifying the weeds that are present will help a consumer determine what type of weed product to use. Weed growth cycles and characteristics can vary between biological species. Some weed sprays may be targeted to kill a specific weed variety, but not another. It isn't a smart decision to purchase a heavy-duty weed product and attempt to kill all of the weeds that are growing across an expanse of property.
Some synthetic products may leave traces of an herbicide on soil and surrounding plants. A strong herbicide could wreck a garden or a flower bed, instead of just eliminating the weeds that are present. An organic weed product will work best since organic components tend to break down naturally and will not leave traces of each herbicidal component.
When shopping for herbicidal products, a consumer should review the warnings and directions that are printed on the back of each product. Gloves may need to be worn while applying a spray. There may also be details about the effects that a particular weed product could have if it was accidentally ingested by a child or pet.
Apply Products And Mitigate Future Growth
Weed sprays can blow in the wind, spreading to surrounding grass and foliage. It is best to administer sprays on a day when the wind is calm. If there are any plants growing near a batch of weeds, the person who will be administering the weed spray can use plastic or another protective cover to prevent overspray from coming into contact with the plants. After the weed spraying has concluded, the covers can be removed from the plants.
Weed sprays may take a while to work. An end user will know when a weed has died, due to its color and physical characteristics. A weed that has wilted and that is not a bright green color will be ready to be pulled from the ground. Mowing the area where weeds have been growing can also be conducted. Mulch, gravel, and other types of decorative materials can be used to mitigate future weed growth. One of these materials can be spread around plants within a garden or a raised bed.