Choosing the right weed killer

Choosing the right weed killer

There are 4 characteristics that are altered within weed killers. Pre-emergence is a factor of weed killer that targets seeds that are in the midst of germination. This means that they are best suited to fighting weeds that emerge seasonally due to their reproductive trait. Post-emergence weed killers for grass work more specifically to weeds that have already further developed.  Post-emergence usually come in a liquid form that is sprayed on the leaves; whilst pre-emergence is applied to the soil in a liquid form.

Selectivity type is very important as it treats other plants and growth around the weeded area. Selective products will not harm the surrounding plantation or grass (making them more beneficial to gardens and lawn areas). On the other hand, non-selective solutions will effectively damage the roots of all plants in the treated area (more suited to weed growing in drains, pavements and gravel).

Persistence is what the future the state of weed growth will be like. Persistent weed killers will have long term prevention on the growth in the treated area, as germination will be slow but most likely stopped. Therefore this must be considered if you are looking to reseed. If this is the case then the non-persistent short term weed killers for grass will be less harmful to near future planting plans.

Finally there is contact or trans-located. This basically asks how you want the weed to die! Contact herbicides will kill the part of the weed it is applied to, which is perfect for users that want to clear the area of unwanted weeds in areas needed for planting. Trans-located products attack the weed through its internal structure. This process is a little longer but does have more precise and permanent advantage!


Controlling Horsetail

Controlling HorsetailIt is often difficult to find a product to use on horsetail that works, but we think we have found it.

Progreen Weed Control has delivered an excellent product that controls horsetail and is called ‘Kurtail’.

Horsetail is very difficult to control and this is largely down to the growth of its extensive underground rooting system which can often be up to about two metres long. It is similar to Japanese Knotweed in the respect of being one of the biggest weed headaches.

Kurtail works in a way that combats the weeds right down to the root, which in turn controls the growth without affecting the area, in case you are deciding to re-plant. This is due to its non-residual nature and ‘contact-only’ type of action.

Horsetail control has been an on-going problem for some time and only now is it possible to properly control it with help from Kurtail, which has cemented its market standard on the problem.

So if you are looking for a prolific way on how to combat horsetail, then you have found the right product in Kurtail. This is a weed killer that works.