Even with the hot climate of Phoenix, weeds can be a constant problem if they are not properly controlled. Many HOA’s in the valley fine homeowners for excessive weeds, but weed control still can feel like a never ending battle for homeowners. The solution is a simple two step process that any homeowner can complete in just a short time and with only a small investment at the home and garden store.
Two Main Types of Weed Control
There are two types of chemicals that control weeds. The first type is a post emergent. These are the products that can be used to kill existing weeds. There are contact herbicides which kill only the part of the plant that the spray actually touches. But a more effective type of herbicide is systemic, meaning it is absorbed by the plant and then kills the entire plant. This type of product will kill the root system as well as the growth that you can see and will help prevent the weed from growing back in a few weeks. [Read more…]