Looking to prevent grass weeds in your lawn? Then look no further than Barricade herbicide. This is a pre-emergent weed control product used in Australia to control annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds in professional turf surfaces, home lawns and gardens.
What is Barricade Herbicide?
Barricade herbicide is a pre-emergent weed control product. It is a selective herbicide, meaning that it targets specific weeds and does not harm the desirable plants in your lawn or garden. It is used to control annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds in professional turf surfaces, lawns and gardens. This herbicide is specially formulated to prevent weeds from emerging, making it an effective and convenient way to control weeds in your lawn. It’s a herbicide that binds with organic matter in the soil and creates a barricade in the soil, as the weed seeds attempts to germinate it draws up the herbicide and dies.
What is Barricade Herbicide Effective Against?
Barricade herbicide is effective against a variety of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds, including but not limited to Wintergrass, Summer grass, Crabgrass, Crows foot and more. It is important to note that the efficacy of the herbicide may vary depending on the weed species and environmental conditions, so it is always best to follow the guidelines provided on the label.
To get the best results, it’s important to apply the herbicide properly, following the guidelines provided on the label. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Barricade herbicide for optimal results.
Step 1: Choose the Right Time to Use Barricade Herbicide.
One of the key factors in the success of Barricade herbicide is timing. The product should be applied when the soil temperature is between 10°C and 25°C, and before the target weeds appear. Applications are best when the weeds are most likely to germinate, this typically occurs in the Spring and Autumn months, when Winter or Summer weeds are looking to germinate. Avoid applying the herbicide during periods of drought or when excessive rainfall is forecast, as this may reduce its effectiveness.
Step 2: Prepare the Area for Application
Before applying Barricade herbicide, it is important to remove any existing weeds, dead grass and other debris from the area. This will help ensure that the herbicide reaches the soil where the weed seeds are located, rather than being blocked by other materials. It is also important to mow the lawn to a shorter length to allow for better coverage and absorption of the herbicide.
Step 3: Determine the Right Application Rate
The application rate of Barricade herbicide will vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the weed species present. The guidelines provided on the label will give you an idea of the recommended application rate for your specific situation. It is important to use the right application rate to ensure that the herbicide is effective and does not cause harm to desirable plants.
Step 4: Apply the Barricade Herbicide Solution
When applying the herbicide, aim to apply the product evenly across your lawn. A broadcast spreader or a hand-held sprayer can be used to apply the solution. Avoid applying the solution to the foliage of any garden plants, as this may cause damage. In case of accidental contact, rinse the affected area with water as soon as possible.
Pro Tip: Mix with a wetting agent and Acelepryn liquid in Spring to prevent weeds, dry patch and insects. This will not only improve the efficacy of the herbicide but also provide added protection against other lawn problems.
Step 5: Water it in
Barricade works by preventing weed germination and is absorbed up by the plants roots, so it makes sense that it needs to be in the soil where these new roots are being created. For lawns, Barricade requires watering in with 6mm of irrigation within 7 days. One great way to determine the amount of water coming out of your sprinkler is by using an empty tuna can to measure it.
Barricade can be mixed with many other herbicides providing post and pre-emergent control in one application.
If using a wetting agent with Barricade be sure to water in immediately after application as these products have some burn potential.
Step 6: Follow-Up Application
In most cases, a single application of Barricade herbicide will provide long-lasting (up to 6 months) control of the weeds. However, to ensure complete year-round control, it is best to follow up with a second application 6 months after the first. This will help prevent the germination of the next seasons weeds.
Using Barricade Herbicide in Conjunction with Other Weed Control Products
While Barricade herbicide can provide effective control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds, it may not be enough on its own to keep your lawn and garden free from all types of weeds. This is why it is often used in combination with other weed control products, such as Bow & Arrow, to provide a comprehensive solution to your weed control needs.
Using Barricade Herbicide in Conjunction with Other Products
We call it our Spring protection mix, it starts the season off right.
Mixing Lawn Play Aquaturf, Lawn Play Curator, Barricade and Acelepryn Liquid together in one tank works to prevent a large number of pests that are damaging your lawn, while also preventing the growth of new weeds and kick starting your Spring lawn growth.
By using Barricade herbicide in combination with these other products, you can achieve a more comprehensive solution to your weed control needs, ensuring that your lawn and garden are free from weeds and pests. Say goodbye to products like weed and feed, move onto feed and prevent.
Proper Lawn Maintenance
In addition to using Barricade herbicide and other weed control products, it is important to maintain your lawn properly to ensure that it stays healthy and weed-free. Some of the steps you can take to maintain your lawn include:
- Mowing your lawn regularly – Regular mowing helps to keep your lawn healthy and reduce the amount of light that reaches the soil, which makes it harder for weeds to grow.
- Fertilising your lawn – Fertilising your lawn helps to promote healthy growth, which makes it harder for weeds to establish themselves.
- Watering your lawn properly – Proper watering is important for maintaining a healthy lawn, but it is also important to avoid over-watering, as this can create the ideal conditions for weed growth.
- Aerating your lawn – Aerating your lawn helps to improve the soil structure, which makes it harder for weeds to grow.
By taking these steps to maintain your lawn properly, you can help to ensure that your lawn remains healthy and weed-free.
Barricade herbicide is a powerful tool for controlling annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds in lawns and gardens. When used properly, it can provide effective control of these weeds, while also helping to maintain a healthy lawn and garden.
To get the best results from Barricade herbicide, it is important to follow the guidelines provided on the label, choose the right time to apply the product, use the correct equipment, and comply with the regulations set by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). Additionally, you may want to consider using Barricade herbicide in combination with other weed control products, or Acelepryn insecticide, to achieve a more comprehensive solution to your weed control needs.
Finally, it is important to maintain your lawn properly, taking steps such as mowing regularly, fertilising, watering properly, aerating, and reseeding bare patches. By doing so, you can help to ensure that your lawn remains healthy and weed-free.