Summer is now in full swing and whether you like it or not, those nasty weeds have a habit of infesting any
place that they are not wanted. Most folks simply want them gone, whether this is by pulling or by chemical spray,
it is essential to maintaining property values and a good facade to the home. Since these plants seem to grow
overnight in many cases, homeowners are constantly on the look out for the next big thing in controlling these
pesky invaders. If the entire root isn't pulled out, most likely the plant will grow back in the same area, causing
considerable grief and consternation. What exactly can be done to take care of this problem?
Many lawn services are now offering a way to not only keep the grass green, but hold those weeds in check as
well. Spraying the area with fertilizer along with weed killer is certainly one way to try and win this battle. But
what about areas that you don't want to be hit with chemicals? With any amount of wind, there is certainly the
chance for overspray, and airborne contamination can cause flowers and bedding plants to become saturated as well.
Most folks don't want to risk losing their flower gardens due to a simple mistake.
There is also the method of spot spraying those nasty weeds. This is a great solution if there are only a few
areas that need to be addressed. For small yards in general, it is easy to mix up a batch of killer tonic and zap
those plants invading your yard. However, with a larger area, using this particular method can be time consuming
and potentially useless.
Probably the best method is to combine several of the above ideas and use this to effectively treat your
property. Shoot those problem areas with a good solution of weed and grass killer. This application should be good
for at least half of the growing season. Apply a good weed and feed to the lawn using a walk behind spreader that
will cover the area without undue stress. For any delicate areas, a hoe or cultivator can be employed, along with
good old fashioned elbow grease. This will ensure that any fine plantings will not be destroyed in the process.
Weed killer should be used sparingly and only on those plants which seem to return on a constant basis. On our
site, you will find many informative articles to answer all your questions about the different types of weed
killers out there and help you make a better decision when it comes time to choose one for your garden.