How to Get Rid of Weeds

Weeds crowd out or restrict light to plants we actually want (especially crop plants) and they can also harbor and spread plant diseases that infect and degrade the quality of those crops or plants.Weed control is complicated, because there are a lot of factors to consider: 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 from even growing in the first place. We can show you how to get rid of weeds using products that are safe to use around your yard.

  • Pre-Emergents
    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, and grass. They stop seeds from germinating. It generally only costs about $5 to treat 1,000 square feet for six months.
  • Post-Emergents
    As the name states, these products are the exact opposite of pre-emergents. Post-emergents kill whatever weed you spray; they do not prevent weeds from growing. Bug & Weed Mart carries specific post-emergents for weeds such as nutgrass, crabgrass, and spurge without harming your grass.
  • Sterilants
    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.

Bug & Weed Mart carries a full line of professional, commercial-grade weed products to treat anything from a small yard to acres of land. We will give you oral and written instructions designed for your unique situation, describing exactly how to use all forms of weed control, including: pre-emergents, post-emergents, and sterilants.

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