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Tips for Using Horticultural Sprays
Different types of horticultural sprays can help you to preserve the beauty of your lawn, garden and trees. If you need to treat your landscape for weeds or pests, then keeping the following tips in mind might make the process easy and effective:
Tip # 1: Spray large swathes of lawn. If you have a large plot of lawn with heavy weeds disbursed throughout, you will want to spray using a concentrated herbicide and a garden hose. This provides even distribution of weed killer across your lawn. Make sure you spray on a still day so that you do not introduce unnecessary quantities of herbicide into the environment.
Tip # 2: Spot kill sporadic weeds. Small handful of weeds that are concentrated in specific areas can be spot killed with a hand held bottle of weed killer. Simply wet the offending weed when the weather is fairly cool, approximately between 60 and 80 degrees, as hotter temperatures can evaporate the herbicide.
Tip # 3: When in doubt, pull rather than spray. If you are unsure about using herbicides in your garden because you don't want to risk harming your garden plants, just pull the weeds at the root.
Tip # 4: Go for organic alternatives for your fruit and vegetable garden. Vinegar and citrus oil based organic weed killers can be used in gardens that feature edibles that you don't want to risk contaminating. These are effective, but might alter the pH levels in your garden soil. Make sure that you test your soil before and after you use organic herbicides to make sure that the soil's balance hasn't been disturbed.
Tip # 5: Make sure you do not cross contaminate pesticides and herbicides. Using the same bottles to spray your pesticides and herbicides might harm your plants if you do not thoroughly clean them between uses. Using a bottle to spray your pesticide that has previously contained herbicides will kill the plants you are trying to protect.
Horticultural sprays can help your flowers, plants, trees, and grasses in your lawn and garden grow by reducing the number of insects and weeds that can damage them. Many sprays might eliminate the bugs and weeds that lie dormant until summer, when they come out to feed off of your lawn and garden. There are many companies that sell horticultural sprays. You can find sprays, pruning products, and organic oils at many garden and home supply centers. Before you buy from one of the companies, though, you need to make sure that they can give you the products that you need at an inexpensive price. In order to do this, you might have to get their contact info from the online directory so you can call them to get the information that you need to make an informed decision. When you call the stores, you should make sure they have a horticulture department. Ask them if they have sprays and organic oils that are safe to use on your crops and that won't damage their nutritional value. Make sure they have sprays that have been designed with sciences to eliminate mites and other bugs, weeds that come to the earth's surface, and can increase the fruit that your plants and trees produce each season. Ask them if they have equipment that will make the treatment application process easy and safe too. If they have all of the things that you need, then you should ask them about their prices to make sure you're getting the best deal.