If you are on a quest for the perfect yard, the prettiest patio, or the cleanest fenceline, chances are you’ll need a variety of weed killers to make sure it’s done right. Here we break down common herbicides and help you find the best weed killer for the job.
Broadleaf Weed Killers
Broadleaf weed killers can save the lawn you want while targeting the unsightly dicot plants you don’t. Effective on over invasive species as well as stubborn ones, broadleaf weed killers are specifically formulated to kill actively growing weeds like dandelions, plantain, ground ivy, chickweed, thistles and more. And it does all of this without harming your existing lawn.
Suggested product: Compare-N-Save 2,4-D
Crabgrass is the bane of every homeowner. It’s an annual plant and a tenacious one. Mow it, and it grows flatter along the ground. Spray a living plant, and at least one part will probably live to tell the tale. Let it go, and you can say goodbye to your neighborhood BBQ invite. The best way to nip crabgrass is to prevent it from growing in the first place and applying a pre-emergent can be the best way to do this. Make sure to spray at the right time; a common answer to the ‘when to apply crabgrass preventer’ question is to spray as soon as nighttime soil temps reach over 50 degrees for three days in a row. Or as soon as you remember.
Suggested Product: Compare-N-Save Crabgrass and Sandbur Preventer
Non-Selective Weed Control
For non-selective weed control on actively growing plants, choose a herbicide that will target weeds in specific areas while allowing immediate future growth potential. A product with 41% glyphosate will effectively kill everything in its path, but it affect future plants, making it a great product for new landscaping, walkways, fencelines, and lawn resurfacing.
Suggested Product: Compare-N-Save Grass & Weed Killer 41% Glyphosate
Total Weed Control
Of course, there are times when you not only want to kill existing weeds, but also prevent them from coming back for an extended period of time. This can be achieved with products that have an increased concentration of glyphosate. Some of the best weed killers of this type may also feature an additional herbicide and a surfactant to ensure an even coat.
Suggested Product: RM43
To serve your needs better, Ragan & Massey is unveiling yet another herbicide to keep unwanted weeds at bay. Stay tuned to learn more about R18!