2,4-D, used in accordance with label directions, allows homeowners to enjoy their lawn free of invasive weeds and allergens. The selective herbicide targets only broadleaf weeds, leaving turf grass attractive and unharmed.
Homeowner use of 2,4-D is traditionally employed in lower concentration formulas to remove unwanted weeds such as dandelions, plantain, clover and chickweed. Most garden stores stock a selection of products to control weeds, and products containing 2,4-D are the most commonly used choice for weed control. In some instances, companies that supply this market, mix the herbicide with a fertilizer which provides a convenient method of application.
Some reports suggest the use of 2,4-D on lawns causes canine malignant lymphoma. However, multiple studies conclude that there is no correlation between 2,4-D and canine malignant lymphoma. Furthermore, regulatory agencies around the world confirm that 2,4-D is not an animal carcinogen. Visit the Ask a Question page to see some more discussion on pets and lawn care.