Ideal Tree Services

Weed Control

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Application of Herbicide

As professionals in the field of herbicide application, Ideal Tree Services follow a meticulous process to ensure effective weed control. Our practices prioritise safety for both the environment and the people involved.

There are a variety of Herbicides which can be applied, dependant on the requirements. Our most used herbicide is Glyphosate. When used in a responsible manner, following manufacturers guidance, Glyphosate can be a safe form of weed control. Pure glyphosate is low in toxicity, but products usually contain other ingredients that help the glyphosate get into the plants. The other ingredients in the product can make it more toxic. Products containing glyphosate may cause eye or skin irritation and care should be taken not to inhale or ingest the product. Swallowing products with glyphosate can cause harm and even death.

Pets may be at risk if they touch or eat plants that are still wet with spray from products containing glyphosate. Animals exposed to products with glyphosate may drool, vomit, have diarrhoea, lose their appetite, or seem sleepy.

Any herbicides should be applied with due care, by someone with the right level of knowledge in its use.

In this section I will provide an overview of the process, along with safety considerations that clients considering herbicide services might find useful:

  1. Assessment and Planning:

Before applying any herbicide, a thorough assessment of the area is conducted. This involves identifying the types of weeds present, their growth stages, and the extent of infestation. Based on this assessment, a customised herbicide application plan is developed. This plan includes selecting the appropriate herbicide, determining the right application method, and establishing the optimal timing for application.

  1. Herbicide Selection:

Choosing the right herbicide is crucial. We would consider factors such as the target weed species, the surrounding vegetation, and the environmental conditions in making our selection. Crucially, selective herbicides specifically target certain types of weeds without harming desirable plants, while non-selective herbicides can affect a broader range of vegetation.

  1. Application Methods:

Various application methods are used, including:

– Spraying: This is the most common method. Herbicide is mixed with water and sprayed using equipment such as backpack sprayers, hand-held sprayers, or tractor-mounted sprayers.

– Spot Treatment: Herbicide is applied directly to individual weeds or specific areas with high weed density.

– Foam Application: Herbicide is mixed with a foam solution, allowing for targeted application to foliage while minimizing drift.

– Injection: Herbicide is injected directly into the stems of woody plants.

– Granular Application: Solid herbicide granules are spread over the target area.

  1. Safety Considerations:

Safety is paramount in herbicide application to protect both the applicator and the environment. Here are some crucial safety considerations:

– Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Applicators wear appropriate PPE, including gloves, goggles, protective clothing, and respirators, if necessary, to prevent direct contact with herbicides.

– Weather Conditions: Herbicide application should be conducted on a calm day to minimize drift. Wind speed, temperature, and humidity are monitored to prevent unintended contamination.

– Application Restrictions: Professionals adhere to guidelines regarding the distance from water bodies, neighbouring properties, and sensitive areas to prevent runoff and drift.

– Proper Mixing and Calibration: Accurate herbicide mixing, and calibration of application equipment ensure the correct dosage is applied.

– Cleanup and Disposal: After application, equipment is thoroughly cleaned to prevent cross-contamination. Leftover herbicide is disposed of according to regulations.

Communication with Clients:

For clients considering herbicide services, clear communication is essential. At Ideal Tree Services we are committed to providing outstanding customer service and will take our time to explain the process. We will detail the steps involved in the herbicide application process, from assessment to post-application care. Ensuring you are aware of the safety precautions taken during application to ensure the well-being of people, pets, and the environment.

We will fully explain to our clients what they can expect in terms of weed control effectiveness and potential timeframe for visible results.

To ensure you have all the information you need post-application, we will provide instructions on watering, mowing, and other maintenance practices after herbicide application.

By following this well-defined process and adhering to safety guidelines, we can ensure successful herbicide application while maintaining the health of the environment and the safety of all parties involved.

Please feel free to ask for references or examples of our previous work we have undertaken for our many happy domestic and commercial clients.

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kulsoom ashrafkulsoom ashraf
20:00 11 Dec 23
A huge thanks to Gavin and his team. They did a superb job start to finish. I really cannot fault them. They were on time, polite, professional and worked solid all day. Everything was completed as agreed and the site was left nice and tidy. I highly recommend Gavin and his team and would definitely use them again
Janice EatonJanice Eaton
16:57 16 Nov 23
extremely happy, Gavin and team were great did exactly what I wanted very professional ,and with a great sense of humour . Many ThanksJan .
Jean FisherJean Fisher
22:02 13 Nov 23
Excellent service and so helpful. They worked very hard and we're really thorough as well.
CherylCheryl
20:39 09 Nov 23
Thankyou to Gavin and Alex for a lovely job on our conifers.They were trimmed perfectlyVery tidy workersThank you
Kevin JamesKevin James
18:13 18 Sep 23
Great lads, super hard working, fair price with great communication.Would highly reccomended
Darla GroveDarla Grove
19:31 05 Sep 23
What an absolutely fantastic job Gavin and Tom did in our garden today! We cannot recommend them highly enough! So knowledgeable, professional, hardworking, courteous, polite and tidy! We will definitely call upon them again when needed.
Rich LRich L
20:20 17 Aug 23
Had lots of work done today by Gav and his team. What can I say, to say we are pleased is an understatement. The service from start to finish has been excellent. The garden has been transformed. If you want a professional service with a company that delivers on what they say they will do, call this company. Thanks again for today and really enjoyed chatting to the lads. Top job thanks , Rich.
Peter FulthorpePeter Fulthorpe
20:38 10 Jul 23
Gavin and the team were really professional, friendly and clearly knowledgeable. Arrived exactly when they said they would and absolutely grafted all day leaving the garden and driveway spotless. Couldn't recommend more highly if you need tree work done.
Oriana MiottiOriana Miotti
22:03 20 Mar 23
Super happy with the work that Gavin has done in our garden (pruning and removing trees). Arrived promptly, did a great job, (not rushed as we've had it done before) and left the garden very tidy. It looks infintely better now. Gavin definitely knows his stuff and gives good advice too. We will definitely keep his number and recommend to friends and neighbours. Thank you Gavin!
Michael BarlowMichael Barlow
16:18 25 Feb 23
Really great job. Took two fairly large conifers out for us, quickly and efficiently done and garden left tidier than when they started. Many thanks to Gavin and the team for a job well done.
Dave SlayterDave Slayter
14:04 05 Jul 22
Gavin and his team arrived promptly and completed the job to a very good standard. They were courteus and professional at all times and left the property very tidy when they'd finished the work. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use their services.
Rebecca TomlinsonRebecca Tomlinson
08:25 23 Apr 22
Absolutely fantastic job by Gavin & his team. Really opened up the garden, we get loads more light. Less like a jungle, more like a relaxing haven. Can not fault their work ethic, don't know how they kept going! Left everything tidy when they finished. Garden looks beautiful front & back. Ideal were recommended to me & I will definitely be recommending onwards. Will be using their services again.
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