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Summer Weed Control Tasks

Weed Free - Total Weed KillingYour lawn or turf may be looking a little brown after the 15 days or so warm dry weather but the weeds are thriving.  If you end up with a bit of spare time, tackle your weed control requirements and tidy your site up on non crop areas.

Glyphosate in it's many commercial trade names and formulations is the ideal pesticide active ingredient to apply now and kill the vegetation right down to the roots.  Glyphosate is applied as a blanket or spot spray to non crop areas like building lines, fence lines, car parks and gravel areas as well as garden centre planteria.  It stops the plant from producing their green pigment called Chlorophyll and the grasses for example will turn a pinky red colour before the plant dies.  Woody weeds can take a little bit longer time wise to die fully.

Glyphosate is also ideal for killing off an area of lawn or garden or allotment where you wish to re turf or re plant.  Glyphosate neutralises as soon as it touched the ground or soil and once whatever you were planning to kill off has died, you should be able to renovate the area.

Weed killing does rely on the plant's natural metabolic processes happening so you may get a slower kill time in dry weather but at least the dead weeds and vegetation will burn off in the sun.

Remember that weeds growing or dead are a fire hazard.  Don't let them grow under your feet.  Kill them now!!

If you have a weed control problem at your home, commercial or amenity site that needs resolving, please email us or contact a specialist weed control company who deal with larger areas.

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