When using herbicides on your lawns or crops, there are a number of rules that should be adhered to. These chemicals have the potential to do a great deal of good, but to do so, they must be applied properly.
The first thing to remember is that these chemicals do not act immediately. When applying these chemicals with your weed or backpack sprayer, you won’t notice immediate effects – it will take several days, or up to a week, before the affected weeds begin to die off. The worst thing that you can do at this point is to hurriedly re-apply, as an over-application of the chemical can hurt the situation more than it will help it.
An even application of the herbicide is another key aspect. Liquid herbicides do the job considerably more effectively than granular products, and with a bit of practice, you can easily and quickly apply the chemicals. A reliable and well-constructed weed sprayer can aid this job considerably.
Finally, be very sure to follow all instructions to the letter. While many herbicides are proclaimed as ‘safe’, it might not always be a great idea to maximise your exposure to the chemical in questions. Making sure that you operate sensibly among these chemicals is a high priority, while making sure that your family and your pets follow the same methods.
As with all lawn care products, herbicides for your weed and backpack sprayers continue to evolve, as our research and knowledge of their operation and impact continues to grow. Your father’s herbicides are not yours, so make sure that you stay on top their usage, and you will be sure to get the most out of your applications.