The pre-emergent herbicide is maximally effective if applied before problematic weeds and grasses are established and actively growing. Your track is weed free now and the objective is to maintain these tracks in this same condition throughout the year.
A Pre-emergent herbicide is classes of chemistry commonly referred to as having soil activity and are most effective when applied as its name implies before the targeted weed species are emerged from the ground. These types of herbicides inhibit critical growth formation cycles and never allow the weeds to become established.
Choosing to skip an early treatment will lead to the natural regeneration of the plant community in any given disturbed area. Once vegetation grows to a point of noticeably needing to be controlled, then there is a aesthetic problem or concern with removing desiccated plants that will be present for a period of time after the application. In essence, allowing vegetation to become established simply creates more work for the grounds manager to keep the facility in the highest level of safety and aesthetic appeal.
A weed free area provides a better working environment for all potential activities on a given site. The cost savings are great and will have to be measured by the uses of the area and the risk involved when vegetation existing on the site causes adverse affects on the functionality of the property. Safety for visibility of fixed objects (avoid collisions with vehicles or human injury) , Efficiency of finding things quickly (allows for visual scanning for materials or embedded persons), Compliance with certain Regulatory Agencies that govern lines of site and Public Safety.
The herbicides that we use are all approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and have been found to be effective and very specific when applied properly. The label found on all approved pesticides serves as the law regarding the use of that specific material. Our men are trained and certified beyond state and federal requirements to be active and passionate about our role as Stewarts of the Environment.
We have on staff a Ph.D. in Weed Science, with 12 other members of our team holding agronomic systems and horticulture related degrees from Universities across the United States. From the science training and background of our staff combined with 25 plus years in the application business we believe that we have the right men, the right machinery, and the right chemistry to provide the results our customer’s desire.
An exotic plant is defined as a plant that is not part of the natural or native plant community and typically from another country. Invasive means to move in and take over. So an invasive exotic plant is one that comes in and takes over an area or habitat and thus decreases biodiversity. Please see our Invasive Service page for more information.
Kudzu, cogon grass, tropical soda apple, Brazilian pepper, Australian pine, coral ardisia, Lygodium sp. (climbing fern), mimosa and the list goes on and on. Please see our Invasive Service page for more information
Millions of dollars are spent by the Federal, State and local governments annually to control these plants. Also farmers and other land owners spend money as well to control these plants and protect their crops or grazing lands. Please see our Invasive Service page for more information.
You can certainly call any of our NaturChem offices to help in identifying and controlling most any vegetation and exotics are no exception! But you can also contact your local Cooperative Extension Service Office, the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council http://www.se-eppc.org/ or your local EPPC, many states have their own organizations. Please see our Invasive Service page for more information.
A weed free area provides a safer, neater, more efficient, and more productive working environment for all potential activities on a given site. The cost savings are great and will have to be measured by the risk involved when vegetation existing on the site causes adverse affects on the functionality of the property. The cost of any worker injury extends far beyond that one visit to the doctor or ER. Safety for visibility of fixed objects (avoid collisions with vehicles or human injury) Efficiency of finding things quickly (allows for visual scanning for materials), and overgrown materials provide habitat for wildlife that may be harmful to your employees.
Label instructions are provided on the package. Make sure to apply evenly over the desired areas of treatment. One 4oz pack will cover 12 inches by 12 inches or 1 square foot. It will to cover up to 12 linear feet around the perimeter of a pad mounted device in a one inch wide band. Please see our HY-END Bifen ITP & S information page for more information and a detailed diagramed explanation.
The herbicides that we apply during our Roadside Application service are all approved for use on this location and at the rates at which we are applying by the Environmental Protection Agency. Extensive Research and over $21,000,000 is spent just to get the needed data and gain approval from the Environmental Protection Agency before the first ounce of any product is sold or otherwise commercially applied. The generations of herbicides that we use specifically target systems unique only to the plant community and therefore are very safe for use around mammals.
Commonly our Roadside programs target rapid growing weeds and limit the vertical growth of the grass species. Cogon grass thrives in colonies and thus we should treat only the colonies. We do not promote broadcast treatments when the targeted species are sparse and isolated. Cogon grass is listed as an invasive species and somewhat difficult to control therefore, it should be on everyone’s vegetation management plan.
When initially installed, catch basins are designed to capture pollutants before entering the storm drain system. When properly cleaned they can be quite effective at performing that task. However, once the insert becomes clogged with dirt and debris, it loses most of its ability to capture these contaminants and fails to serve its purpose. Please see our Stormwater Service page for more information
Stormwater Basins or “Ponds”, are designed to capture stormwater runoff water and hold a specific volume of water for a specific period of time. The volume and time of holding varies greatly depending upon the type of facility which was originally installed on a specific site. The problem which occurs through lack of maintenance on this facilities is this. Over time the facility will change its ability to function due to sediment build up, vegetation growth, and slope destabilization. These common problems will change the amount of water which is held by the basin and the amount of water which is released from it. Thereby undermining the original purpose of it. Please see our Stormwater Service page for more information.
In most cases yes. It depends on the property, location, and year of construction. We can contact local officials to determine your exact obligation to stormwater maintenance, if we do not already perform work in your area. Please see our Stormwater Service page for more information.