Original content from | Commercial Services | Talent Partnerships
Your epoints

How To Kill Weeds

How To Kill Weeds

This video describes how to kill weeds in your lawn. It illustrates which tools and products you will need use to get the job done.

Hi. I'm Mike and this is Dan, and we're from the Lawn Company. We have a wealth of experience in looking after lawns, large and small.

We're going to show you some handy tips on how to care for your lawn. I'm going to show you how to kill weeds in your lawn. You have previously measured your lawn and therefore, you know exactly how much control product to buy for that given lawn area.

This example here will treat 120 square meters. Our lawn for today's example is about 120 square meters. What we need to do first is choose a suitable little knapsack sprayer.

This is a little compression sprayer. We need to half fill the reservoir with water first because there is no point in pouring the chemical in the bottom because that comes out the lawns first. We then need to measure the required amount of control product.

We then are going to run this into the receptacle, being careful to close the lid of the container. Then, we are going to rinse the jug out three times and pour the water into the tank. You'll notice that we don't actually mix it up on the lawn.

I mean, we picked to use a couple of boards. You could use a gravel area or the end of a terrace, for example. This is just to preserve the lawn, should we end up with a little spill.

Once we have washed out the measuring receptacle, we are going to fill the knapsack up to the required mark. Having filled the knapsack with the given amount of chemical, we're then going to pump the compression sprayer to get it up to pressure. This type of sprayer has a little compression release valve, just in case.

You'll hear that once it's up to pressure. If it goes over pressure, it'll vent quite happily on its own. Like mowing and some of the other mechanical practices that we do on a lawn, it's always important to do the headlings first.

These are the edges of the lawn. Make two passes. This gives you a bit of a turning area when you are going up and down.

It's very important to make sure that you are actually walking by the time you press the trigger on the lance. To make life easier, some people use a spray indicator dye. This is a blue or a green coloring which will allow you to see exactly where you've been and where you haven't been.

Once you've sprayed the lawn, it's important not to walk on it for at least 24 hours and also not to mow it for three or four days. What will happen with the selective weed killer is it will make the weeds go into super growth and that's how the selective weed actually kill them, and that's how you kill weeds in your lawn. .