With greater sustainable gardening concerns for the soil and environment, organic herbicides are being used more and more these days to assist plant production and yield better quality plants. The organic herbicide is considered better for weed control as it does not cause soil depletion or environmental damage.
Why Use Herbicides?
While gardening, it is often important identify weeds and to remove weeds using an organic herbicide. It is important that the herbicides used should not affect the plant nor harm the insects that might actually do it good. Dragonflies, honeybees and butterflies are often killed by pesticide sprays so proper herbicide use often helps in maintaining biodiversity. Also, organic herbicide contains ingredients used for human nutrition with its components being harmless.
Weed identification is necessary as a weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted, not intentionally sown. A weed can be an orchid in Hawaii or just an ugly unidentifiable plant in your garden. So one really decides what weeds are. Common weeds compete with the plant for survival and if weed types are allowed to grow unchecked they can really damage your garden. Weeds identification is imperative as they can help in controlling weeds without causing annual monetary losses reducing the plant growth.
Garden weeds are defined as undesirable plants and they should be removed from the garden and never allowed to seed. Garden and grass weeds end up competing with plants for water and nutrients to the disadvantage of cultivated plants. This can also cause shading and reduce air circulation, which can lead to high humidity and an increase in disease problems. Garden weeds can also be the host to many pest and diseases however not showing any evidence of this. Weed killing is therefore very important as it ensures the long term health of your garden. By controlling and getting rid of weeds, you can avoid gardening problems. However, when getting rid of weeds, always remember not to damage the roots and stems of desirable plants.
Getting Rid of Weeds
Garden weeds cannot be eliminated entirely, but can be controlled. Even grass weeds that are difficult to eradicate can be conquered if you persist. Annual weeds will die in numbers if you continue the weed killing process by doing away with the seedlings before they flower and shed more seeds. When the population of weeds have been reduced, to keep controlling weeds mulching and prompt removal of garden weed seedlings that do appear will keep the garden almost weed free. Controlling and getting rid of weeds is a long battle, which will last a couple of season rather than a few weeks if the garden has been neglected.