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Herbicides are chemicals that kill or control targeted plants. They can be safe and effective when used properly.

It is important to use caution when using chemicals, here are some tips to help you get started.

Spray Bottle
Labeling the Bottle

Get a bottle that allows spray adjustment and is marked for easy measurements.


Label the bottle with the herbicide it will contain. Never re-use the bottle for anything other than what it has been labeled for.


Safety Equipment

Use proper safety equipment, such as rubber gloves, and protective eyewear. Shorts, sandals, and other clothing which leaves skin exposed is not appropriate for herbicide mixing or application.


Adding Water First
Mixing chemical with water

Fill the bottle half-way with water before adding chemical so it will mix correctly.


Measure and add the chemical for the rate recommended by the manufacturer. Add the remaining amount of necessary water to complete the mix.

Always follow the label directions! All necessary information will be listed by the manufacturer.



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