Weeds can be a major nuisance in any garden or lawn, and getting rid of them can be a tough job. Some weeds are particularly hardy and resistant to common herbicides and removal methods. But there are plenty of ways to effectively kill tough weeds and keep your outdoor spaces looking beautiful. In this article, we’ll go over some tips and techniques for eliminating stubborn weeds.
Identify the Weed
The first step in getting rid of tough weeds is to identify the type of weed you’re dealing with. Different types of weeds require different methods of removal. Some common tough weeds include dandelions, crabgrass, bindweed, ground ivy, and thistle. Once you know the type of weed, you can choose the appropriate method of removal.
If you have a small number of weeds, you can try pulling them by hand. Make sure to pull the weed from the root to prevent it from re-growing. You may want to wear gloves to protect your hands, especially if the weed has thorns or prickles. This method can be effective for weeds with shallow roots, such as dandelions.
Use a Weedkiller
For larger infestations, using a weedkiller may be necessary.
Glyphosate-based herbicides are typically the most effective for killing tough weeds, including perennial weeds and woody plants. Therefore we recommend using anything from our Resolva Pro Xtra Tough Weedkiller range.
To kill tough weeds in lawns, use Resolva Lawn to ensure you are targeting only the weeds and not harming the surrounding grass. It kills broad leafed weeds such as clover, daisies, buttercups and dandelions.
For weeds growing in cracks and crevices in patio slabs or other hard permeable surfaces we suggest, Resolva Path & Drive. It is perfect for eliminating deep-rooted weeds on paths, patios, gravel and driveways.
For areas with dense weed growth, hoeing can be an effective method. Use a hoe to chop the tops off the weeds just below the soil level, which will prevent them from re-growing.