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Weed control can be tricky business, and choosing the right herbicide can be even trickier. You need to choose your product based on the weeds you need to control. Non-selective herbicide is good for spot treatments and ridding large areas of all vegetation, but you do need to know a few things about non-selective herbicides before you put them to use in your yard.
How Non-Selective Herbicides Work
Non-selective weed killers do not differentiate between plants when applied, so a non-selective product will affect any growing plant. This is why you must take great care when using this type of herbicide. Non-selective herbicides are contact or systemic. Contact herbicides kill the green tissues of the surface they touch. Systemic herbicides enter a plant at point of contact and move throughout the plant, often entering through the roots, and should be applied when plants are most vulnerable. These herbicides are post-emergent, meaning they should be applied to actively growing plants.
Using Non-Selective Herbicides
You can kill any plant that is causing you a problem with a non-selective herbicide. However, you’ll need to know how to use these products before applying. Here are a few facts that will help you use non-selective herbicides in the best way possible:
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