There’s nothing more frustrating than looking out across your perfectly manicured lawn and seeing it marred by unsightly weeds. As well as ruining your view, weeds can be harmful to other plants as they steal precious nutrients from the soil that they need to grow. This is where weedkiller comes in as it can quickly deal with weeds to keep your garden healthy and looking its best.
When using weedkiller, it’s important to make sure you use it at the right time. Weedkiller is best used at the start of spring so you can catch weeds before they start to thrive and again in the autumn for maintenance. Weedkiller is best applied in fair, dry weather to give the soil time to absorb the weedkiller.
Which Weed Killer is Best?
What weedkiller you choose will depend on where it’s going to be used and the types of weed you’re dealing with. Here, we’ll look at some of the most common uses for weedkiller so you can feel confident dealing with weeds in any area of your property.
Best Weed Killer That Won’t Kill Grass
Grassy areas are very prone to weeds. It seems like we begin to see dandelions peeking out of our lawns every spring like clockwork. When left unchecked, the weeds can begin to steal nutrients from nearby grass leading to a patchy lawn.
This is why the best weed killer for lawns is a selective weedkiller. This type of weedkiller is specifically designed to target weeds without damaging grass so your lawn stays lush.
Some lawn weed killers can even improve the health of your lawn like BS Lawn Feed which combats moss and weeds whilst feeding additional nutrients to your grass. As your lawn will have an additional nutrient boost, overseeding after weed killer with grass seed can make sure your lawn is looking extra green.
Best Weed Killer for Driveways
Weeds don’t just make your driveway look unkempt, they can also cause a lot of damage. In fact, any plants growing in your driveway are harmful. Weeds are very tenacious so can often grow on the edges of your driveway or in small cracks.
When it rains, water will seep into these cracks and expand, causing even more damage. Just pulling the weed out isn’t enough as it’s likely you won’t be able to remove the root of the weed.
A blanket weed killer is often the best choice and products like Weedol’s Pathclear Weedkiller are even specifically designed to clear out paths and driveways and prevent regrowth for up to three months.
Best Weed Killer for Flower Beds
Your flower beds are often the focal points of your garden so it’s good to have a preparation plan for weeds. After all, you spend a lot of time and effort cultivating these vibrant garden additions so they’re worth protecting.
Prevention is better than cure and it’s a smart idea to prepare your flowerbed in advance of planting. Products like Roundup No Glyphosate Weedkiller will keep weeds that commonly trouble flowerbeds at bay. After killing the weeds the mixture breaks down in the soil, ready for you to replant after just three days.
Best Weed Killer for Large Areas
Sometimes you only need weed killer in a very specific area but often you’re going to be covering a much larger area like a lawn. BS Lawn Feed & Weed Plus Moss Killer can be applied with a seed spreader to easily cover your entire lawn, whereas applying by hand is far more time consuming and can lead to missed areas.
An additional benefit to BS Lawn Feed is that it actually helps improve your lawn’s health, feeding it additional nutrients for 6-8 weeks after being applied. It can be used from March - September so it not only keeps weeds away but gives your lawn a continued boost to keep it looking luscious.
Best Pet-Friendly Weed Killer
Many of us have animals who enjoy our lawns as much as we do. That’s why it’s important to find a weed killer safe for dogs, cats and any other animal companions you may have!
Traditional weedkillers tend to use chemicals that can be incredibly toxic to animals when ingested. This is why many people have turned to non-glyphosate weed killer as a pet-friendly alternative.
You don’t need to be concerned that a glyphosate free weed killer will be less effective either. As well as standard no glyphosate weedkiller there is also extra strong weed killer glyphosate free formulas available for those especially stubborn weeds.
It’s still important to exercise caution when using any form of weedkiller around animals. It is essential to fully read product labels and follow all instructions as well as leaving the areas you have sprayed time to dry out before letting your animals out.
Best Weed Killer for Tree Roots and Tree Stumps
Tree stumps are an especially troublesome problem in gardens. It’s no good removing a tree just to be left with the tree stump. A weed killer like Roundup Stump Killer will be absorbed by freshly cut wood surfaces to kill the roots of tree stumps making them far easier to remove.
Not only will it help you remove tree stumps, but it can also deal with destructive plants like Japanese Knotweed and Ivy which can cause structural damage.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful and you feel like you have the practical knowledge you need to keep your garden in great condition and weeds at bay.
If you do still have some questions about the weedkiller products we offer, you can always drop us a message on our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch to help!