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What about weeds?


One of the most common questions we’re asked is if our Lawn Treatments help to remove weeds? The answer is yes!

You can expect over half of your weeds to die-off during any one GreenThumb treatment, so after three or four treatments, most of your weeds will have disappeared. However, it’s important to bear in mind that it doesn’t mean they’re gone forever! It’s a never-ending battle to keep your lawn weed-free (believe us, we know!) as seeds lie dormant and others are blown in from neighbouring locations so ongoing treatments are essential.

Why do we advise not to cut the lawn before or after an application of herbicide?

If there is no leaf on the weed, then no amount of spraying will remove any weed which is laying under the surface. If the weed leaf is small, then it’s more challenging to get the spray droplets onto the leaf and achieve the desired control.

Therefore, not cutting your lawn for at least 3 days before ensures a good size of leaf for us to treat and leaving it for 3 days afterwards means the weed control will be more effective. This will allow the active ingredient time to make it’s way around the plant, if you cut the leaf off too early then it’s at risk of not getting the active ingredient into the plant to achieve the desired effect.

What are weeds?

Weeds are plants whose undesirable qualities outweigh their good ones (according to humans). Our human activities create weed problems, of course no plant is considered a weed in nature.

Why are weeds bad?

The effects of weeds can be extremely costly, it’s estimated that up to 10% of agricultural production may be lost because of them.

Weeds compete against your lawn grasses for sunlight, moisture and nutrients resulting in your lawn not looking as healthy as it could weed-free.

Take a look at some of the most common weeds you can find in your garden - click here.

Contact your local branch to book your Lawn Treatment today - click here.


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