6 Common Weed Control Products

Controlling weeds that are cropping up in your lawn can be a difficult task. Although isolated incidents can be taken care of simply by pulling up the entirety of the weeds, roots and all, and larger areas can be taken care of by taking preventative care of the issues, there is a certain in between area that demands controlling the weeds. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of some weed control supplies and product types that will help you control the spread of weeds throughout your lawn.

Combination Herbicides

Combination herbicides are very strong, and tend to contain numerous non-selective herbicides (often times imazapyr and glyphosphate). The use of combination herbicides is generally not recommended unless the weed problem you're experiencing cannot be combated by any other means and you do not mind your lawn being sterile for upwards of one year. Combination herbicides tend to destroy all plants in its path, so be prepared to deal with a barren plot of land for some time.

Pre-Emergent Herbicides

Pre-emergent herbicides are a preventative measure that you should take against the presence of weeds. They do not work after the weeds have already grown, but rather work to prevent the seeds from germinating.

Grass Killers

Grass killers are a selective weed killer, which means it targets specific types of weeds. As its name suggests, it targets weeds of the grass variety, such as crab grass. It is often times employed in flower beds to get rid of unwanted grasses.

Corn Gluten

Corn gluten is another product that works towards preventing the growth and proliferation of weeds. It is a natural substance that inhibits weed growth before it even starts. It is a selective weed killer, and is often employed in the use of preventing broadleaf weeds from sprouting up.

Weed and Feed

Products that are marketed as "weed and feed" tend to kill weeds after they have emerged on your lawn or garden. They are, by design, used for killing broadleaf weeds without doing any damage to grass or other plants in your garden.


This is a product that is made for use in well-established gardens, and, as a pre-emergent product, will kill of both grass and weed seeds before they are able to sprout.

Hopefully, this brief guide has given you some idea of products on the market that work by controlling weeds. Take the time to see if any of these supplies can benefit your garden. For more information, contact a company like ASE Pest & Weed Supplies