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What is the best weed killer?

Oct 26, 2022

If you like spending time outside, then you probably enjoy taking care of your lawn and garden. But sometimes weeds can be troublesome and hard to kill. There are lots of weed killers available at your local garden or home improvement store, and many of these methods can come in handy in a pinch. For more extensive, widespread, or persistent weed problems, professional servicers can also come in and take care of your weed problem for you. This can sometimes be the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to deal with pervasive weeds. Through experimentation, time, patience, and a little experience, you’ll be able to figure out which of these options is the best weed killer for your outdoor space.

Weed-killing options you can try:

There are several weed-killing options you can try, if you are willing to spend time and money trying DIY or store-bought solutions hoping that one of them will work.

Do-it-yourself (DIY) weed-killing options:

On the DIY front, common household products such as salt, vinegar, and bleach all work great for spot treatments to kill weeds–especially those that aren’t anywhere near plants you do want to keep alive. To use salt, dissolve it fully in a little water and pour it directly onto plants you want to kill. Vinegar can be sprayed directly onto plants to kill them, and bleach can also be poured directly onto weeds to control them.

Store-bought weed-killing agents:

Roundup is one of the most tried and true weed killers on the market. There are several varieties of this trusted product that may apply to your specific weed scenario. Try checking online if your local garden store doesn’t have the particular kind of Roundup you’ll need for your specific weed issue. Keep in mind that the time of year you’re applying weed killer will have an impact on the type of weed killer you need to use in your yard. If it’s early springtime, you can use a pre-emergent agent. If it’s later in the year, after weeds have already grown, then you’ll need to use a post-emergent agent.

Professional weed-killing services:

Professional weed-killing service providers also use pre-emergent and post-emergent products, but the products they can safely use tend to be much heavier duty than what is available at stores for anyone to purchase for home use. The benefits of letting professionals handle your weed problems are numerous. First, a trained professional is more likely to kill weeds effectively, the first time around, which will help you save time and money in the long run. Second, a professional weed and lawn service provider will know just how to apply the products in the correct fashion, so that only the targeted weeds are affected and no harm is done to any nearby garden, lawn, or pet or children play areas. Finally, a professional weed killing treatment is more likely to last longer than store bought or DIY products.

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