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Use the "Roundup" weed killer correctly

There are numerous ways to get rid of stubborn weeds in your garden. Mechanical methods such as burning off, tearing out and cutting out or the chemical variant are available. Chemical weed killers are usually a silver bullet. Many gardeners resort to it because the treatment often leads to success with simple and little labor. However, it is very important that the weed killer is used correctly. Only if the application is correct will the right plants be destroyed and not unintentionally the rose bed of which the gardener is so proud. The weather and the weather also play an important role for the optimal effect. In addition, it is not allowed to use it everywhere! Anyone who uses weed killers like "Roundup" should therefore know exactly how to use them in advance.

The right season

Spring and summer are particularly suitable for killing weeds, because then the leaves are green and growing. Likewise, the day and night temperatures are usually in the optimal range - there is hardly any frost. In summer, however, it should be ensured that the area to be treated is supplied with sufficient water. In the case of persistent dry periods, it should therefore be watered well beforehand. The “Roundup” weed killer can only penetrate the plant metabolism and penetrate to the roots when the weeds are growing. This is where the dying process is triggered. Therefore, its use should be avoided even during night frost.

The right weather

The ideal time is also one of the important factors for a successful use of chemical weed killers. "Roundup" achieves the best results when it is used on a dry and windless day. Mild temperatures are ideal; night frosts can limit effectiveness. The minimum is 10 degrees Celsius, the maximum is 25 degrees Celsius. If there is wind, the weed killer can inadvertently be carried onto other plants that are not to be controlled. In this way, uninvolved plants are damaged. It is also important that it does not rain six hours after using "Roundup" - otherwise the active ingredient would be washed off the leaves too quickly.

The right pre-treatment

In order to successfully destroy weeds, the clever gardener should not cut or shorten the plants beforehand. The weed killer "Roundup" works systemically. This means that it will spread throughout the plant as soon as it is ingested by a single leaf. The more “green” the plant offers, the better the herbicide's effect will be.

The right dosage

Sometimes “less is more” but often “a lot helps a lot” - all that matters is the right dosage. If you want to get to grips with unpleasant plants with a weed killer, you have to pay attention to the correct mixing ratio. It is therefore mandatory to read the instructions for use before use. Here the exact information is written down in which ratio "Roundup" should be mixed with water. The amount depends on the area and location of application. The mixing ratio also determines where and against which plants the weed killer is to be used. The recommendations in the instructions for use should be followed. Only then should it be filled into a spray bottle and distributed over the plants.

The right place

Be careful when applying the weed killer. If "Roundup" touches plants that should not be destroyed, they will also die off. Precise spraying is therefore particularly important. The leaves of the unwanted plants should be wetted without the herbicide dripping down. That way it cannot spread unintentionally. You should also watch out for wind. This can also unintentionally spread the slight spray mist of the destroyer onto ornamental plants and co. Therefore, the herbicide should not be used in windy conditions.

Do not use "Roundup" everywhere

The Plant Protection Act prohibits the use of chemical weed killers on some areas. This includes sealed surfaces that are sealed with concrete, slabs, plaster or other materials. These are mostly paths, terraces and the like. The destroyer cannot break down here because it does not get into the earth, but is mostly washed into the groundwater. Use in the vicinity of waterways and sewers is also prohibited. Here, too, the agent can get into the groundwater and cause more damage than effect. Exceptions and further information can be requested from the competent authority. So if you are unsure whether the use in your garden is allowed in the planned area, you should definitely inform yourself in advance.

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