If you are a fan of growing different kinds of flowers, vegetables and all the organic foods, then you might face some difficulties in maintaining the health of your garden. There are several difficulties that you face like soil quality, plants catching bugs and weed. In this article, you will find all the information related to how to spray a weed killer, what time is the best, how to spray it and everything related to getting you started and all equipped with the knowledge.
Let us dive into factors that will help you succeed in your mission. You will conquer two things at one time that is killing the weeds and protecting the other plants also.
What type of Weed Killer is the Best:
There are numerous amounts of weed killers present in the market and online too. They all claim to kill the weed but only some claims that the health of plants will remain the same. So, what to now? Here are some of the different weed killers available and choose what suits your need best.
- Broad leaves weed types: Typically used to spray only on broad leaves and not on grass or small plants.
- Grassy weed types: This type of weeds is suitable for the grass present on the flower bed. Because if you spray this all over the grass in your lawn, it will kill your lawn as the grass is not too long.
- Nut Grass types: This is the one that you can use to kill the lawn grass. It is safe and effective to use but do read the ingredients and use of the weed spray before buying it. You never know a small mistake can end up destroying your cherished garden.
The Right Strategy of Spraying Weed:
You should take into account some of these steps to prevent a problem like dead plant and soil
- Thoroughly read the label and instructions given on the product.
- Use the only direction and method which is written on it.
- Cover the nearby plants to prevent the spray from getting on them
- Do not roam around the other places after spraying the weed. Because you might end up spreading weed through your shoes into the lawn or soil resulting in a big mess
- Try to take the weather conditions if you are planning on doing the spray. Because certain weather conditions like humidity and sunny day intensify the drift of the spray. A cloudy day is regarded as the best to do this kind of work.
- Keep in mind that you have everything required, all things are set and pre-prepared like you haven’t mowed the lawn for at least three days before spraying.
- Wash off the utensils that you used to spray properly with water two or three times, ensuring that no spray particles are left in it. Also, dry them under the sun if possible.
Where and when to apply weed killer:
This is a crucial point because the right time when the weeds are active and growing is most important. If you are successful in determining this crucial point, then your garden will be weed-free in days; otherwise, you will end up in the confusion that why the weeds are not going after the spray also.
Now you know that too much heat and too much cold both isn’t suitable for weed killing process. So, this comes to the end conclusion that does not rush in spraying weed during early spring and winters.
The best time is spring season and post-spring season when there is the right amount of warmth present in the air. The air is not too blowy hot and not too harshly cold.
Why this season? First of all, in this season, the weeds are active because plants are actively growing and germinated. Second of all, it is easy to kill weeds in autumn than in harsh winters because the weeds are also hard to track and are not on the surface level just like plants and leaves are dead and dried in the winters.
How to Spray the Weed Killer:
Our main agenda is to spray the weed killer only on the affected and damaged areas. This is a task where minute details are essential. You don’t have to get frustrated or give up if this takes longer than you thought.
Separate the lawn into the targeted area and non-targeted area. You can do this in your way because this is not what we need. This is only because to make it easy to recognize which part to spray.
Undoubtedly the whole plant isn’t affected by the weed so cover the whole part. And apply the spray only on the top opening
- If weed is growing in the middle of the plant, then what you need to do is separate the weed by pulling it through a hole that you made in the plastic or anything. Spray onto the weed and afterward remove the plastic when it is dried
- If the weed has grown in a place where it can’t be isolated, then you can use a sponge or brush. Spray the weed killer on it and paint or dab the same on the affected area. A quick trip here is if you are using a brush keep in mind that the bristles of it are not spread out and are intact. This way, the chemical won’t pass on other areas.
We hope this all the information that you will need if you are planning to get on this weed-free mission. The only thing that is in your hands is that make sure to treat it on time. The earlier you attack the weeds; it is easy for you to do in a short time. Otherwise, be persistent if you are a little late in catching them. Also do not spray the weed killer every month, it is recommended doing this treatment twice a year only.