Weeds are the enemy of all gardeners. We toil and sweat and spend hours pulling them. For many of us, using an herbicide is a useful solution. And yet, herbicides like the ever-present glyphosate can make us wonder if there is another way to kill weeds. There is a new option. NATRIA® Grass & Weed Control with Root Kill is a smart alternative.
The Problem of Weeds
What makes a weed a weed is a matter of perspective, of course. But for gardeners, a weed is any plant growing where you don’t want it. They tend to be tough, difficult to eradicate, and widespread. As opportunists, weeds take root even in bleak growing conditions.
Not only are weeds problematic because they ruin the carefully crafted look of your garden beds, but also because they out-compete your other plants for resources like water, sun and nutrients. When maintaining a garden, no matter the size, getting rid of weeds is a must.
There are essentially two ways to manage weeds: mechanical and chemical.
Mechanical management simply means you get down in the dirt and pull them out by the root. Depending on the size of your garden and weed problem, this can be a tedious and back-breaking task. Even with tools to loosen the soil and roots, pulling weeds out is physically demanding and difficult. If you have any mobility issues or joint pain, you may not even be able to do it.
Chemical management of weeds means using an herbicide. Herbicides are chemicals designed to kill weeds, usually down through the root. This takes the physical demand out of the job of weed elimination, but many chemicals used as herbicides can make us a bit uneasy.
NATRIA – An Alternative Herbicide
NATRIA® Grass & Weed Control with Root Kill is highly effective at eliminating unwanted plants. It contains double active ingredients: ammoniated soap of fatty acids for quick knockdown of the weed, and maleic hydrazide, a plant growth regulator that is also applied to some food crops to prevent sprouting after harvest. When used as an herbicide, maleic hydrazide kills listed weeds down to the root within minutes.
You can use this non-selective weed killer on the patio, driveway and sidewalk, in flower and vegetable beds, and in areas where you plan to put down grass. However, you should know that the phrase “non-selective” means it will damage whatever plant it comes in contact with. Avoid using it on your lawn as it will kill grass as well as weeds. Follow these tips to protect valuable plants when using herbicides.
For an alternative to traditional herbicides, NATRIA® Grass & Weed Control with Root Kill is hard to beat. You’ll see results in minutes and listed weeds will not regrow. Why not give NATRIA a try yourself with this discount and see what it can do for your garden and yard.