The thesaurus describes a filter as either; “a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on discerning ground to the different or injury of the desired plants. inches or “any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted. inches Sound familiar? This article will help you identify which kind you may have encountered in your garden and, more importantly, the best way of killing weeds.
Killing weeds is not as simple as it sounds. You could spend hours in the garden digging, hoeing, picking baby plants, following roots and lifting paving slabs to try and get to the bottom of the problem but there is only one solution that is almost always guaranteed to work when killing weeds, and that is using a filter killer. Before you choose which kind of filter killer you need, it is best to identify the sort that you have in your garden so you know when to tackle killing weeds.
There are three main families of filter:
Annual : these weeds only survive for one season and then spread their seed in the fall months ready to germinate for the next season. By killing weeds of this type before they seed, you will prevent them coming back the following year. Examples of Annual weeds: Chickweed, Purple dead nettle, Groundsel, Annual nettle, Fat hen, Opium poppy, Bushy bittercress, Annual meadow sod, Speedwell, Yellow oxalis.
Biennial : this type of filter make time to mature and, after two periods, will be old enough to produce seed and will then die leaving the plant seeds to grow. Killing weeds of the biennial variety is best done in the first year of growing when the plant is low to the ground. Examples of biennial weeds: Caper spurge, Evening-primrose Legit Weed Online UK Dispensary,, Giant hogweed, Goat’s-beard, Hogweed, Spear thistle.
Perennial : these weeds form a root system and can live for many periods if not handled early. It is more difficult killing weeds of this type as they have other ways of ensuring they survive and replicate. They can produce plant seeds like annual and biennial weeds which can be spread over wide areas by the wind and also by animals that may eat them, and also their roots can replicate stems even if the original plant above the earth has been destroyed by grazing animals or even fire. These roots can lie in wait underground until the start of the new season. Examples of Perennial weeds: Bramble, Sorrel, Bindweed, Mugwort, Clover, Coming buttercup, Ground Elder, Yarrow, Dandelion, Coming thistle.
So now you know the three types you must know when best to go about killing weeds. As mentioned earlier, filter killer is by far and away the best and ultimate way of killing weeds and their roots.
There are two types of filter killer on the market : selective and non-selective. These both have different purposes and applications. If you are killing weeds over a large area then non-selective would be the best choice as it gets rid of all facilities it has contact with. Selective filter killers are created to only target only one species when killing weeds and, as long as they are used correctly, should not cause damage to facilities in the surrounding area and are mainly used in the agriculture industry where weeds may have developed amongst crops so need to be targeted specifically without hurting the produce.
Killing weeds of any of the three types listed above is best done by using a non-selective filter killer that not only attacks the flowers of the filter but also the roots. When tackling biennial weeds always try and kill them in the spring before they spread their plant seeds and cause further problems. If you have a problem with perennial weeds then tackle them in their first year of growth, again before they can spread their plant seeds which could develop the following season. Perennial weeds are a little harder to attack : as they are not always above ground, non-selective filter killer has to be applied to flowers so you will have to look out for when they appear above ground and target them then.
When killing weeds using filter killer make sure that you investigate label on the product and before you start killing weeds, protect any facilities in the surrounding area that you do not wish to be harmed.