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Weed Control

Weed Control
For business and other property owners, weed control in industrial yards, pavements, roads and fences can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there is a wide range of herbicides available that can help you tackle the problem quickly and effectively. Let’s explore your options and provide some tips for choosing the right herbicide for your needs.

Leaf Absorbing Herbicides

Leaf absorbing herbicides are designed to be absorbed by the leaves of weeds. They work best on broadleaf plants with waxy or hairy leaves and tend to be easier to use than other herbicides because they can be applied directly to the leaves of targeted weeds without concern for wind drift or runoff. Leaf absorbing herbicides are relatively affordable and highly effective at controlling weed growth.

Total Control of Broadleaf and Grass Weeds

If you need total control of both broadleaf and grass weeds, then consider using a systemic herbicide. Absorbed by the plant’s roots and transported throughout its entire system, it serves to kill all parts of the plant from root to leaf tip. Systemic herbicides are excellent for spot treatments in industrial yards where precise application is needed.

Water Soluble Non-Selective Post Emergent Herbicide

Water soluble non-selective post emergent herbicides are ideal for treating large areas where both grasses and broadleaf plants need to be controlled simultaneously. These products are typically applied as a liquid spray and have long-lasting residual effects that keep unwanted vegetation under control for extended periods of time. However, it’s important to note that these types of products need to be used very carefully as they can damage desirable plants if not used properly.

Pre-Emergence Herbicide

Pre-emergence herbicides are designed to prevent weed growth before it begins by stopping germination in soil or sand surfaces before new weed seeds have an opportunity to sprout. These products work well in forestry or conservation areas where long-term weed control is desired without damaging native vegetation or other desirable plants in the area. Additionally, pre-emergence herbicides can offer protection from invasive species like kudzu or poison ivy that may threaten valuable crops or livestock pastures nearby.  

Dual Mode Non-Selective Herbicide

Dual mode non-selective herbicides provide powerful and long-term weed control on industrial sites such as warehouses, shipping docks, parking lots and more without damaging beneficial plants nearby or posing any risks to human health, when used according to label directions. These products combine two modes of action—a contact kill on above ground foliage combined with a systemic root kill—to ensure complete eradication of unwanted vegetation quickly and easily with minimal effort required by operators.

Final thoughts

When it comes time choose the best weed control treatment for your business needs, there is no one size fits all solution; what works best will depend on your particular situation (soil type, target species etc.).

To make sure you get the most out of your treatment program it’s important to do your research ahead of time so that you know which product will work best for you, based on budget constraints, safety requirements and desired results. With so many different types available today there’s sure to be something out there that checks off all those boxes!  For advice on tried and tested weed control products, reach out to the industry experts of Henchem