How To Get Rid Of Weeds

Jul 18, 2023

Weeds can be a real nuisance, they can cause damage to crops, some weeds can be poisonous, can act as shelter for pests and can erode soil. The best time of year to use Herbicides is spring so make sure you have everything you need to battle weeds this coming spring. There are even weeds that you can get rid of during the winter! But before you start tackling weeds. What exactly are Herbicides and how do they work?

Herbicides are chemicals used to manipulate or control undesirable vegetation. They are often categorised into the following types; selective, non-selective, systemic and contact weed killers. Before using any type of weed killer, be sure to research exactly what type it is and whether it is suitable for your specific gardening needs. The potential effects of herbicides are strongly influenced by their toxic mode of action and their method of application.

Herbicides cause deformities by imitating natural plant growth hormones, which can hinder cell division, photosynthesis, or amino acid synthesis. Spraying onto foliage, applying to soils, and applying directly to aquatic systems are all examples of application techniques.

Let’s take a look at our range of Herbicides and the weeds they help control.


Avi-D-Weed is a selective, soluble concentrate herbicide for the control of many weeds in sugar cane, maize, cereals, sorghum, potatoes, and grass pastures. By targeting and controlling weeds, the herbicide helps to reduce competition for nutrients, water, and sunlight, promoting healthier crop growth and maximizing yield potential.

Weeds that Avi-D-Weed helps you control include:

  • Billy-goat weed
  • Burr bristle grass
  • Common blackjack
  • Common thorn apple
  • Common wild sorghum
  • Cosmos
  • Goosegrass
  • Karoo daisy (in early rosette stage)
  • Pigweed
  • Prostate knotweed
  • Small–flowered quick weed
  • Sweet signal grass
  • Tall khaki weed
  • Wandering jew
  • White goosefoot
  • Witchweed


Avi-Parakwat is an aqueous–soluble contact herbicide for the control of annual and perennial grasses and broadleaf weeds as well as for fire paths, haulm destruction for potatoes, sugarcane desiccation and crops.

At this time of year, broadleaf weeds are the most common weeds in lawns. Their size makes them stand out more, primarily. It is common for a broadleaf weed with larger foliage to be more noticeable when your lawn is less active outside the traditional growing season of warm season grass varieties.

However, a healthy lawn with dense coverage will help minimize the impact of winter weed invasion, and therefore reduce the amount of work to eradicate pesky weeds coming into spring. Use Avi-parakwat to get rid of those pesky broadleaf weeds!

Bromacil 800 WP

Bromacil 800 WP is a wettable powder herbicide with long residual action for use in citrus, pineapples, sisal, industrial areas and to control Black Thorn.

Weeds that Bromacil 800 WP helps you control include:

  • Upright starbur
  • Cape pigweed
  • Tassel three-awn
  • Sweet signal grass
  • Spiderweb chloris
  • Tall fleabane
  • Common quick grass
  • Yellow nutsedge
  • Purple nutsedge
  • Crabfinger grass
  • Goose grass
  • Common thatching grass
  • Spotted cat’s ear
  • Sweet buffalo grass
  • Kikuyu grass
  • Purslane
  • Bur bristle grass
  • Tall khaki grass
  • Large carrotseed grass
  • Black Thorn is

Herba-sate 360

Herba-sate 360 is a non-selective systemic post-emergence herbicide for the control of perennial and annual weeds in agriculture and industrial areas.

Herba-Sate 360 can help you manage the following weeds:

  • Annual grasses and broadleaf weed
  • Commelina benghalensis (wandering jew)
  • Ipomoea purpurea (morning glory)
  • Portulaca oleracea (common purslane)
  • Cyperus esculentis (yellow nutsedge)
  • Cyperus esculentis (yellow nutsedge)

SCAT® 360 SL

SCAT® 360 SL is a soluble concentrate non-selective systemic post-emergence herbicide with slight or no soil activity for the control of perennial and annual weeds in agriculture, as well as in non-crop and industrial areas. SCAT® 360 SL can also be used as a growth regulator to reduce the growth of weeds.

SCAT® 360 SL is used to control noxious and problem weeds including:

  • Annual broadleaved weeds, (Khaki bur weed, Cape pigweed, Thorny pigweed etc.)
  • Annual grasses, (Wild oats, Common wild oats, Quaking grass etc.)
  • Perennial grasses
  • Black wattle
  • Port Jackson willow
  • Mauritius thorn
  • Paraffin weed
  • Field bindweed
  • Common Lantana
  • Prickly pear
  • Ink berry
  • Narrow-leaved ribworth
  • Mosquito tree
  • American bramble
  • Red Sesbania
  • Bugweed
  • Nutsedges

Weeds you can spray midwinter with SCAT® 360 SL:

  • Cape marigold
  • White goosefoot
  • Tall fleabane
  • Musk heron’s bill
  • Hairy wild lettuce
  • Ryegrass
  • Clover
  • Wild radish
  • Sow thistle

Skoffel 200 Super

Skoffel 200 Super is a water-soluble herbicide for the control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in crops and for fire breaks and industrial use.

Skoffel 200 Super is used to control problem weeds including:

  • Crab finger grass
  • Umbrella milkweed
  • Fumetory
  • Red / garden bristle grass

Remember to read and follow instructions on weed control labels and handle the products with caution.

To learn about our variety of weed control products and to choose which one best meets your needs, please contact us at Lets get those weeds under control!