How to Choose the Right Weed Killer
Weed killers, also known as herbicides, and weed preventers are important tools for every gardener, no matter the shade of their green thumb. Resist the urge to pull weeds by hand – they will grow right back if the entire root isn’t removed. The most effective ways to deal with weeds in your lawn, gardens or landscapes is to prevent them from growing in the first place and kill the ones that do pop-up down to the root.
Weed killers contain chemicals that kill plants or inhibit their normal growth. The best weed killer depends on what types of weeds you are trying to eradicate. Herbicides vary according to their effects – some aim to kill weed seedlings while others kill weeds after they are up and growing.
This guide highlights the different types of available weed killer, along with application recommendations.