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Q. With all the different types of weeds killers, how do I decide which one is right for my problem?
A. First, you have to know a little about the weeds you are trying to control. Is the weed a grassy weed or broadleaf weed? Is it an annual or perennial? Does it appear in the spring, summer or fall? Answering these questions is important in deciding which herbicide to apply. The categories listed below detail the differences between herbicides.
Post-emergent herbicides are applied to weeds that are already growing. Good leaf coverage is important.
Selective herbicides kill certain types of plants without harming desirable plants. This allows you to kill the weeds without harming the lawn or other desirable plants. Our Weed Beater and Weed Beater Plus lines along with MSMA Crabgrass Killer, Brush Killer BK-32 and Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer are all examples of this type of herbicide.
Non-selective herbicides kill all types of plants. The result is a total kill i.e. Bonide’s Total Vegetation Killer and KleenUp Grass & Weed Killer.
Systemic herbicides are absorbed by the plant through the roots or leaves and spread throughout the plant. Examples of this type are our Weed Beater and Weed Beater Plus lines of herbicides. Also Poison Oak & Ivy Killer, Brush Killer BK-32, Chickweed, Clover & Oxalis Killer, and KleenUp Grass & Weed Killer.
Contact herbicides kill only the part of the plant that has been sprayed, such as our Lightning Fast Grass & Weed Killer.
Q. It rained 24 hours after applying a weed killer to my lawn. Should I spray again?
A. No you should not reapply the herbicide. Most herbicides will have absorbed into the lawn by then. Wait a few weeks to see if the weeds are dying. If they are not showing signs of dying (i.e. turning yellow/brown, shriveling up) then reapply.
Q. I want to renovate my garden and install a new flowerbed. How can I do this and be able to plant in the same season?
A. We recommend using Bonide’s KleenUp Grass & Weed Killer. This is a non-selective systemic herbicide that will kill everything it is applied to yet will allow you to plant in one week.
Q. My lawn has crabgrass, dandelions, and sandburs. Will I need multiple products?
A. Our Weed Beater Plus products list all of these weeds. It is a selective herbicide that allows you to kill the weeds without harming the lawn or other desirable plants and is available in Ready to Use, Concentrate, Ready to Spray liquids and also in a granular form.
Q. Weeds keep coming up through the cracks in my driveway and sidewalk. What can I use to kill the weeds that won’t harm or stain my driveway or sidewalk?
A. To kill these weeds, use Bonide TOTAL TM Vegetation or KleenUp®. Both are non-selective herbicides that will give you the results you are looking for.