Post Emergent Herbicides

Written by Courtney Salinas
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A post-emergent herbicide is an herbicide used to kill weeds that have already appeared. For best results, mix the use of a post-emergent herbicide with the use of a pre-emergent herbicide. The pre-emergent herbicide will kill a lot of the mature plants you might see otherwise.

When you're applying weed control, remember to wear protective clothing. Thick boots and pants are absolutely necessary, as are thick gloves. You need to do everything you can to protect yourself from the weed control product, which could be harmful to your skin. Take a shower immediately after spraying your lawn and wash the clothes you were wearing separately to prevent spreading the herbicide to other clothes.

Spraying Tools

Weed control products work best when sprayed using a backpack sprayer. Many weed control products are concentrate formulas, so add half the amount of water required to dilute the formula into your backpack sprayer. Then add the prescribed amount of weed control product. Close the top of the backpack sprayer and shake the mixture. Then add the remaining amount of water. This will help you to get a good mix.

There are many products available that claim to work as a fertilizer and herbicide. These products aren't really going to work best for you. The combination also has the potential to burn your lawn. Weed control professionals always spray weed controls separately from fertilizer. Pick a sunny day to spray your weed control and make sure that the weather prediction is for continuing sunny skies for the next few days. Try not to disturb the area you sprayed for at least 48 hours.


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