Nowadays, more and more people are searching for eco-friendly weed killers. Whether it’s because of global warming, deforestation, or simple good will, people are tuning in to the importance of keeping our planet healthy. We can thank natural herbicides like Pulverize weed killer for bringing these options to a wider audience.
But is Pulverize really worth your money? Is it actually helping the environment as much as they claim to be? This article describes Pulverize and explains what their philosophy and products are all about.
What Is Pulverize Weed Killer?
Pulverize is a brand that offers a number of products made with all natural ingredients. These ingredients are highly potent weed killers that can kill most plants on contact.
Just because they’re natural doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re healthy. Anything that kills plants on contact is bound to be, well, unhealthy. If it wasn’t, then it wouldn’t be killing the plants.
However, some products are less dangerous than others. DIY natural cures like vinegar can still kill weeds, but is much less likely to damage your lawn.
That said, you should take a deeper look at the different products offered by Pulverize before deciding whether or not they will be harmful to your lawn. Their main products include:
Pulverize Weed Killer for Lawns
According to their site, this product is a ‘fast acting herbicide’ that ‘suppresses broadleaf weeds growing in lawns.’ It attacks weeds down to the root and helps to prevent your lawn from catching disease.
Pulverize Weed & Grass Killer
This is a product that’s designed to get rid of any unwanted vegetation. It’s useful for helping to get rid of unwanted grass and weeds around mulch, planters, raised beds, and pots. It can also help get rid of weeds around ornamental plants without causing damage.
Pulverize Weed, Brush & Vine Killer
This product is designed to kill weeds, vines, and anything too tough for the average weed killer to work on.
Pulverizer uses natural ingredients, but are they safe? Take a closer look to decide. These ingredients are used in some combination in each of their products.
- Iron HEDTA. This is derived from iron and functions as a nutrient that keeps your lawn healthy and disease-free.
- Ammoniated Soap of Fatty Acids. This strips the leaf surface on our plants causing them to dessicate or dehydrate.
- Maleic hydrazide. According to the EPA, maleic hydrazide is “practically non-toxic,” a term which is up for speculation. It is commonly used to prevent potatoes and onions from sprouting but the same guide notes that companies are prohibited from using it within 7 days of harvesting and that they can’t use it on crops that feed livestock.
Pulverize Natural Weed killer is made using natural ingredients that, despite their natural origins, are cautioned against using on any plants that come into contact with livestock.
If you really want to know what’s going into your weed killer, check out this article on how you can make your own weed killer spray. Or if you’d like to continue comparing products check out our review on Natria weed killer.