Weed treatment timing
In order to get the best results when treating woody weeds with herbicide, there are a number of variables that need to be considered:
- The geographical area which you are in
- The species of weed that you are trying to treat
- Climate conditions in your area
- The treatment method used.
This is because the weed needs to be treated when the plant is actively growing to allow maximum uptake of the herbicide into the root system, which is the only sure way to ensure you kill the entire weed.
If the plant is under stress due to environmental factors like lack or rainfall, or is not in its optimal growth period, then there is no guarantee that the chemical application will be effective.
Visit our Weed Identification page for details on what to look for when the plant is actively growing.