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Live weed free for up to 365 days

Posted in Garden Advice on September 07, 2018

Long Term Weed Control 

Nobody likes weeding. It's repetitive task that sucks up a lot of time that could be better used elsewhere. That's why Kiwicare spent many years developing Weed Weapon Long Term, the only one of it's kind in the market. It's provides a simple way to kill weeds on paths, driveways and other non-cultivated areas quickly, but what makes it so special is that it stops new weeds from growing for up to 365 days in the right conditions and when applied at the right time.

This herbicide not only saves time by reducing the number of treatments needed in a year, it also means that less herbicide is required which saves you money in the long run. 

Weed Weapon Long Term in Action


Tips to Get the Best Results

Here are some tips on how to get the longest long-term control of weeds using Weed Weapon Long Term:

  • When to Spray – Weed Weapon Long Term can be used at any time of the year. However, you will get the best results and longest weed-free period if you apply in early spring. At this time the weeds are growing actively, and the herbicide will be most effective in getting rid of the existing weeds quickly. The long-term part of the herbicide will also be most active through the times of the year that new weeds are most likely to try and grow.
  • Weather - Try to ensure that spraying is done when rain is not likely; Weed Weapon Long Term will be less effective if it rains within 4 hours of application; or longer if conditions are damp and the herbicide has not dried fully.
    Weed Weapon Long Term will be most effective on existing weeds in warm sunny conditions.
  • How to Apply – Ensure existing weeds are well sprayed on all foliage to the point of run-off and make sure the substrate is fully treated with Weed Weapon Long Term to the correct rate; 1 litre of spray needs to be applied to every 10 m2 of the substrate to be kept weed-free. Lower application rates will let weeds grow again sooner. Very well-draining areas, such as gravel drives, will need higher rates.
  • Do Not Disturb – Try not to disturb the treated areas. If the surface that the Weed Weapon has been applied to is heavily disturbed this may allow new weeds to emerge. In such cases re-apply to the disturbed areas.
  • Creeping In – Weed Weapon Long Term herbicide is taken up by the roots of weed seedlings and by the emerging cotyledons (growing points) of emerging weeds. It is possible that existing mature weeds could creep or spread into the treated area from the adjacent ground by underground roots or stolon (creeping stems). Cut these off or spray these encroaching weeds.

Follow these tips and save yourself time, hassle and money in the long run. 

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