- A weed is a plant that is considered to be a nuisance, and normally found in human-controlled settings, especially farm fields and gardens, but also lawns, parks, woods, and other areas.
- Weeds may be unwanted for a number of reasons: they might be unsightly, or crowd out or restrict light to more desirable plants (especially crop plants) or use limited nutrients from the soil. They can harbor and spread plant pathogens that infect and degrade the quality of crop or plants. Some weeds are a nuisance because they have thorns or prickles, some have chemicals that cause skin irritation or are hazardous if eaten, or have parts that come off and attach to fur or clothes.
(Source: Wikipedia.com. January 2010)
Weeds Gone Wild?
A weed is a plant out of place. Weed control is complicated, because there are a lot of factors such as temperature, use of wetting agents, type of spray used, where and what type of plants are near the area to be treated, correct dose to use and safety for children and pets.
The best way to treat weeds is not to have them!! We prefer using pre-emergents to prevent weeds even from growing in the first place. It costs as little as $5 to treat 1,000 square feet for six months.
Bug & Weed Mart carries a full line of professional, commercial weed products to treat anything from a small front yard to acres of land. We will give you oral and written instruction designed for your unique situation describing exactly how to use all forms of weed control including: pre-emergents, post-emergents, and sterilants.
These products prevent weeds – lasting from 6 months to a year. Depending on which type of pre-emergent is used, they can be applied over flowers, shrubs, grass, etc. They stop seeds from germinating. It generally costs about $5 to treat 1,000 square feet for six months.
As the name states, these products are the exact opposite of pre-emergents. Post-emergents kill whatever weed you spray them; they do not prevent. Bug & Weed Mart carries specific post-emergents for weeds such as nutgrass, crabgrass, spurge, etc., without harming your grass.
Generally these products work well (up to two years), but can cause harm to adjacent shrubs, trees, etc. Our expert staff can advise you whether a sterilant is a correct choice to use in your instance.