Garden Care Blog from Kiwicare. New Zealand's premier manufacture and supplier of garden care products.

Can I Mix Products Together to Save Time and Effort Spraying?

A common question is the like of “I am going to spray my fruit trees with fungicide and insecticide can I mix the two products together?”. Being able to mix two products together in one spray can save time and effort, but is it a good thing?

What are Adjuvants and Should You Use Them?

Adjuvants are substances that can be added to sprays to improve the spray’s performance. Those in agriculture, horticulture, nurseries and other commercial operators will be familiar with some adjuvants but should home gardeners also use such products?

How to Get Rid of Weedy Groundcover

Ground cover weeds smother desirable and native plants and prevent desirable native seeds from germinating and growing.

How to Get Rid of Weedy Shrubs and Trees

Weedy trees and shrubs choke gardens, invade waste areas, forests, waterways, wetlands, and natural habitats. They are often early colonisers and change natural ecosystems by shading out native plants and altering soil conditions.

How to Get Rid of Weedy Vines

Vines such as convolvulus, old man’s beard, honeysuckle and banana passionfruit can be weeds in gardens, agriculture and forests. Such vines smoother trees and other plants and could eventually cause forest canopies to collapse.

Biodiversity and Biosecurity Weeds

In New Zealand many weeds cause environmental damage. They may have started off being planted in gardens as ornamentals, and only became a problem when they ‘escaped’ in to the wild where they are not wanted.

Weed Weapon in Winter – Be a Little More Patient

In cool winter months weeds grow more slowly and herbicides tend to take longer to take effect. Weed Weapon products are fast acting but you should be a little more patient in winter.

6 Things To Do Before You Go On Holiday

These are 6 things you should do before you go away on holiday to the beach, or even if you intend to stay at home over the holiday period.

Kiwicare Garden Problem Solver TV Commercial

Kiwicare Garden Problem Solver television commercial. David Brittain Kiwicare Technical Support Manager talks about the Kiwicare garden problem solver.

Safe Disposal of Chemicals and Containers

How to safely dispose of home and garden product containers and unwanted chemicals.

How to Use LawnPro All-in 1 to Get Rid of Weeds and Moss and Green Your Lawn

Watch this short video on how to use Kiwicare LawnPro All-in-1 in the Even-Flo spreader to get rid of weeds including moss and to green and strengthen your lawn grass.

Poisonous Plants of New Zealand

Some common plants in New Zealand are poisonous and care should be taken that they are not accidentally ingested or sap contacted. This is a short list of the ones to watch out for.

Saflufenacil - How It Makes Weed Weapon the Best Herbicide

The rapid damage to plant tissues from saflufenacil causes greater uptake and movement of glyphosate. The weed, in withdrawing nutrients from damaged areas, increases flow of glyphosate to other parts of the plant including roots.

Kiwicare Supports Motutapu

Kiwicare Sponsors and supports the Motutapu Restoration Trust through supply of Weed Weapon Preventer for the prevention of invasive exotic weeds in the 15,000 native plants cultivated and planted each year.

Long Term Weed Control in Gravel

Preventing weeds growing in gravel drives and pathways can be challenging. Here is a solution to provide effective long term control of weeds in gravel and stone areas.

How to Videos - Choose the Best Weed Weapon Specialist Weed Killer

How to choose the best Weed Weapon specialist weed killer for controlling weeds in gardens and other places.

How to Videos - Choose the Right Weed Weapon Weed Killer with Saflufenacil

How to choose the best Weed Weapon weed killer containing saflufenacil to get rid of weeds in gardens and other places. What is the difference between Weed weapon Ra[pid Action, Direct Hit, Extra Strength, and Long Term?

How to Videos - Use Weed Weapon Preventer to Prevent Weeds in Flowerbeds and Pots

How to Use Weed Weapon Preventer to stop weeds emerging in flowerbeds, pots and around trees and shrubs.

New Zealand's War on Weeds

Join Kiwicare in the battle against weeds. Weeds in the garden can also be very damaging to the environment. New Zealanders are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and join forces to fight against invasive weeds in a new campaign - The War on Weeds.

How to Videos - How to mix and dilute spray concentrates for use in the garden.

Watch these garden videos on how to mix and dilute liquid and powder spray concentrates to get the best from the product, to reduce waste and keep safe.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial Weeds - What is the Difference?

Learn what the difference between annual, biennial and perennial weeds is and how to use this information to select the best weed killer herbicide.

Broadleaf Weeds and Grasses - What is the Difference?

We are often asked what the term 'broadleaf weeds' means. Not all broadleaf weeds have broad leaves. Learn the difference between broadleaf weeds (plants) and grasses.

Selective and Non-Selective Weed Killers - What are They?

Kiwicare make selective and non-selective weed killers. What are they and when should you use them?

Contact and Systemic Weed Killers - What are They?

Kiwicare makes both contact and systemic weed killers. This is an explanation of what what they are and when to use them.

Post-emergence and Pre-emergence Weed Killers

Kiwicare makes pre-emergence and post-emergence weed killers. What do these terms mean and how are the products used?

There are Over 500 Weed Species in Kiwi Lawns.

Kiwicare LawnPro lawn care products solve the weed problems common in New Zealand lawns. We know because we get rid of them all.

Stop Onehunga Prickles in Your Lawn

Onehunga Prickle Weed is a common weed of lawns and recreational turf and is probably one of the most hated because of its prickly seeds which are painful to walk on.

Testimonial for Weed Weapon

A breakthrough in Weed control. Weed Weapon is faster acting weedkiller that controls a broader range of weeds and grasses than traditional weedkillers. Read what people have to say..

Ruud Kleinpaste on Weed Weapon

Weed Weapon is bloody fast! That is what the Bug Man Ruud Kleinpaste says about Weed Weapon Rapid Action.

Breakthrough in Weed Control

A breakthrough in weed control. Weed Weapon is faster acting weedkiller that controls a broader range of weeds and grasses than traditional weedkillers.

Weed Weapon Time Lapse Video

Tired of spraying weeds and coming back a week later to find no change; that they’re still green and standing tall? It leaves you wondering 'Did I spray it properly? Do I have to do it again?'

What are Weeds?

Weeds are plants in the wrong place; where they may look unsightly or cause harm to garden plants, crops or the environment. Weeds are ‘weedy’ because they grow and spread fast, often shading and strangling other plants.

Weeds 101

Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place. They may be in the wrong place because they harm the plants around them, they are unsightly, they encourage pests and disease, or make being in the garden unpleasant.