It is no secret that the chemical that chemical weed killer contents can be harmful. If you are looking forward to using these kinds of products for your gardening needs, it’s important to know what to expect when using chemical weed killers; both positive and negative.
Effective Elimination of Weeds
It is essential to always take good care of your lawn to let your plants grow and avoid weeds from sprouting. Unfortunately, there are still some cases in which these pesky plants are able to grow.
Herbicides come in two types: selective and non-selective. The first one kills a specific type of plant or weed, while the other kills all type of plant that they can reach. Contact chemicals kill the weeds once they touch them, while systematic herbicide kills the weed from the inside.
Most chemical weed killers can be bought in spray bottles, which sometimes makes it hard to control and you might splat some herbicides on the plants that you want to keep—especially on windy days. High temperature can also cause the weed killers to turn into gas and land on unwanted plants. Such situations can destroy or damage your garden unintentionally.
Health and Environmental Risk
Swallowing or inhaling herbicides can impose a great risk for your health such as illness or worse, death. It depends on the amount, the type of chemical that your herbicide contains, and the age of the person.
Those chemicals might also travel and land on some animals and plants, which can harm them. It can also flow down the waterways which can also affect the water supply in your area so you should be extra careful in using these kinds of products.
Chemical weed killers are mainly used by people to get rid of unwanted plants that sprout in their precious garden. It could be bought in stores, but you can also make your own weed killer. You can actually use it, but it is important to always remember to be cautious when using herbicides in your gardening needs.