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08-07-2016

An Environmentally-friendly Way To Tackle Those Stubborn Garden Weeds

The trouble with chemical weed killers

Weeds are a problem in all gardens all year round and particularly during the growing season. This is the time when you’re probably hoping to see the best of your plants and enjoy your garden to the full. Eliminating weeds from your garden can be a long-winded and painstaking task, especially if you don’t have the tools necessary for the job. Usually, most people will opt for the easiest and most efficient way to deal with weeds, which is to buy a herbicide-based weed killer. Using such a product, you can spray the weeds directly during dry weather and, after a few days, they will begin to die off. The problem is that virtually all herbicides contain glyphosate as an active ingredient. This powerful chemical has seriously negative consequences for human health and the more you learn about these risks, the less you feel inclined to come into contact with this dangerous chemical. Although glyphosate isn’t a banned chemical, it's both toxic and dangerous and has been linked to an increased risk of developing leukaemia, cancer and other diseases. In short, glyphosate is definitely harmful to health and if you want to play it safe and keep your exposure levels to zero, the best option is to find another remedy to get rid of the weeds in your garden! It’s important to remember that a variety of options are available to you and you don’t have to pollute the environment or damage your health by using powerful chemical weed killers. Of course, you can always attempt to remove the weeds by hand. The trouble with this method is that, unless you are able to pull them out by the roots, (and some roots are very tough to tackle), it won’t be long before the heads of the weeds start popping up again and you’re back to square one!
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