It is a truth universally acknowledged that weeds can get everywhere, but it’s how we go about treating them that matters. For years, the most popular weed killer around the world has been the herbicide glyphosate, known more commonly by its trading name as Roundup. Glyphosate-based weed killer is used in all areas of our […]
Weed control for water companies: What is the most effective method for water filtration beds?
Click here to email our team for the comprehensive guide to weed control for water companies. Weeds, moss, and algae cause issues for water companies, and many still use the labour-intensive and costly method of hand-weeding. The large sums of time and money used while hand-weeding at water filtration beds could be put to much better […]
Your city has just banned glyphosate, what now?
Glyphosate has been banned in a number of cities across the world, with some countries making the decision to limit the use of the pesticide. Belgium, for example, banned the use of individual glyphosate in 2017, while Portugal prohibits the use of glyphosate in public areas. More and more regions across the world are following […]
Spring is the best time to target weeds – take control now with Foamstream
When spring starts to roll around each year, people are quick to welcome back the sunshine and flowers with open arms. But be warned, as the flowers arrive, so do the weeds. As the weather becomes warmer and the cold fades, weeds begin to sprout. April is the best time of year to target weeds, […]
Is weed killer safe to use on playgrounds?
The debate surrounding pesticides in some weed killers continues.
Here we answer the question ‘is weed killer safe to use on playgrounds?’ by discussing that some weed killers do potentially contain harmful chemicals, while others are safe to use around both animals and children. […]
How Foamstream can be used to sanitise and reopen public spaces
Until now, killing coronavirus has relied almost entirely on the use of soap and sanitisers. However, Foamstream has made an incredible breakthrough with their technology and testing has shown that it kills 99.99% of Coronavirus particles on outdoor surfaces, in under ten seconds. […]
What is the best time of year to use weed killer?
If you’re applying weed killer but aren’t seeing results, you’re not alone. Applying weed killers that contain herbicides isn’t as easy as it initially seems, and many people struggle with commercial weed control for this very reason. Unfortunately, with most herbicide-based weed killers, the effectiveness will be affected by external factors. This includes the weather […]
Are all weeds dangerous?
Weeds are considered a general pest for any outdoor space, but how do you know which weeds are invasive and how to control them? Weeds can be defined in a variety of ways: a plant growing where it isn’t wanted, one that interferes with farming, or one that wasn’t intentionally sown. There are countless types […]
Herbicide-free alternatives and their impact on biodiversity
Creating thriving green spaces in a town or city is an incredibly effective way for public entities to ensure a strong sense of local pride. However, for these spaces to flourish, an efficient maintenance system needs to be in place. Weeds are an inevitable part of green space preservation, making weed-killers necessary. Keep reading to […]
Is Foamstream environmentally friendly?
Unfortunately for most local areas, weeds are a common occurrence in public spaces. Whether that be on public pathways, in parks or recreational areas, or in any other other public green space – it’s hard to avoid. So it’s no surprise that towns and cities are often looking for a long-term solution to this problem. […]