Bare Ground Management / Total Vegetation Control
Consists of a two-step process where all living vegetation is purposely eliminated under controlled conditions. This is accomplished with first utilizing a combination of non-selective herbicides to kill the unwanted vegetation and then secondly, applying a soil sterilant to keep the unwanted vegetation from returning for up to a year.
Some reasons to use a Bare Ground Management Program are to reduce fire hazards around equipment, improve access and visibility, improve surface drainage and runoff, eliminate hiding spots for snakes and rodents, ease of maintenance, and just a cleaner appearance in general with a reduced labor cost.
Things to consider with a Bare Ground Management Program.
- It will kill all vegetation without discriminating.
- Primarily for use on industrial and commercial properties, but it also has limited uses in the rural and residential properties as well.
- The effects are long lasting, plan for no vegetation to grow on the site treated for a year.
- It saves time, labor, and doesn’t put employees at risk for injury by having to remove the vegetation by hand or mechanical means.