Why Switching Over To Weed Herbicides Is A Smart Choice?

In gardens, parks, courtyards, farms, and nearly anywhere that there are plants growing, there will definitely be weeds growing too. Weeds not only look unsightly in a garden or lawn that is otherwise well maintained, they can also adversely impact the growth and health of the other plants. The proliferation of weeds is a huge problem in Australia, with more than 15% of the flora being invasive plants. This affects all kinds of environments, from natural environments to landscaped ones. Since weeds also grow and spread very quickly, action has to be taken as soon as their presence is noticed in order to stop them in their tracks. The first line of defence in a problem like this is a weed killer.

The majority of weed killers that is available commercially would be the glyphosate weed killer. This had grown in popularity due to its strength and effectiveness in killing weeds but the latest scientific studies point to its dangerous effects both on the environment and on human health. Glycophosate does not directly kill plants, it supports the growth of disease causing organisms which directly kills the plants. Although plants have natural defences against these organisms, glycophosate weakens the plant’s natural defences and makes it vulnerable to external factors that can easily damage the plant. That is why it is important to switch over to weed herbicide products.

When people buy weed killer, it is crucial to look out for products that are derived from natural sources. Here are a few important points to consider when choosing a weed herbicide:

  • Made from all natural ingredients
  • Should be biodegradable so there is no chance of it accumulating in the soil or water and passing onto the food chain and thereby to humans
  • It should be efficient in killing weeds while being safe for humans, animals, and the environment
  • It should work on a variety of different weeds throughout the year (both annual and perennial weeds)
  • It should help in conditioning the soil to promote the healthy growth and uptake of nutrients by the plants

Another very effective way to get rid of weeds is by using a path weeder. These products can be used in any environment where weeds are growing, such as garden paths, driveways, tennis courts, etc. These are non-garden places where it is difficult to remove weeds manually, so using path weeders helps to eliminate weeds naturally and effortlessly. This can be diluted and used for a wide area and kills weeds within a few days or weeks. Once again it is important to choose products that are free of any toxins or chemicals.