Many homeowners today in Macungie, Allentown, Emmaus, Zionsville, and Breinigsville love to do their own lawn care. If you have a green thumb and enjoy working in your lawn, you must be aware of the different products that are on the shelf at the store. Too many times, we hear of people damaging their lawn due to the lack of product knowledge. Controling weeds and fertilizing your lawn can be a daunting task when you misuse lawn care products. Please continue to read this article below, to learn about an important subject.


Herbicide Nomenclature

Each herbicide that you find at your local hardware store or feed and garden center can be classified by three names: trade name, common name and chemical name.

The trade name is a specific, unique name that is assigned by the manufacture of the product. The common name is the general name that is given to a specific chemical. Homeowners should be well aware of the common name of each product that they use for their lawn care. When determining what product that you want to use for your lawn, please be well aware of the active ingredients. The chemical name describes the chemistry of a particular herbicide product. Here is an example of different names that a single product can have:

  • Trade Name: Dimension
  • Common Name/Active Ingredient: dithiopyr
  • Chemical Name: S,S-dimethyl 2-(difluoromethyl)-4-(2-methylpropyl)-6-(trifluoromethyl)-3,5-pyridinedicarbothioate

If you have a lawn care product in your garage or shed, and you are wondering what use it has. Feel free to contact us at our office and we will be glad to assist you!