There are a few options when it comes to weed control in gravel areas. The best one for you will depend on the specific site you’re treating.

If there are already weeds growing up through the gravel, you’ll want a post-emergent herbicide to kill those weeds that have already come up. Some treatment options have both post-emergent and pre-emergent effects to also prevent future weed germination.

Another factor to consider is what’s growing near the area you’re treating. What do you not want to kill? If there are desired turf or ornamentals around a gravel area, you’ll want to avoid soil sterilants, which can move beyond the treated area and kill surrounding plants as well. The problem becomes even worse when the treated gravel area is on a slope.

If desired plants grow near the treated area, herbicides like Flumishield SC, Specticle Flo, and/or Roundup Quikpro Total SC are an excellent way to kill weeds and provide long-term control while protecting nearby grasses. Flumishield SC and Specticle Flo can also be used with glyphosate to enhance post-emergent control.

If desired plants do not surround the area you’re treating, you can use a product like Mojave 70 EG to achieve complete burndown and total bare ground control in the gravel. Mojave controls 150 species of annual and perennial grasses, broadleaf weeds, and vines.

As with any weed control question, your Advanced Turf Solutions sales representative can help you plan the best approach for your specific situation.