Common Types Of Weed Control

KCLandscapingCTOne of the most common issues that ruin lawns is weeds. These weeds can make lawns unsightly. In addition, weeds can also contribute to unhealthy lawns since weeds consume all the nutrients needed by plants. Because of this, it is important to opt for weed control. As of now, there are numerous types of weed control you can choose from. Below are some of the following.

Preventative weed control

This is a method that aims to prevent weeds from growing in a garden or greenhouse. Therefore, it is important to make use of certified weed free seeds.

Manual weed control

Manual control is the use of the hands or handheld tools to deal with weeds. An advantage of manual control is that it minimises soil disturbance, and decreases the likelihood of erosion and weed seed germination.

Mechanical weed control

Mechanical control is the use of powered tools and machinery to manage weeds. It is suitable for larger infestations because it reduces the weed bulk with less manual effort.

Biological weed control

Biological control involves the use of insects or pathogens (diseases) that affect the health of the weed. These biocontrol agents are from the same country of origin as the weed species.

Chemical weed control

Chemical control involves the use of herbicides. Herbicides control weed plants either by speeding up, stopping or changing the plant’s normal growth patterns.

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