Bayer Advanced Survey Finds Driveways Are Among the Most Difficult Areas to Keep Weed Free

Bayer Advanced Survey Finds Driveways Are Among the Most Difficult Areas to
Keep Weed Free

Launches the DuraZone "Own Your Zone" Tour at NASCAR Tracks to Help Homeowners
Learn How to Rev Up Their Driveways

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
For many proud homeowners the driveway is an often overlooked outdoor space
that is also one of the most difficult to maintain due to the time-consuming
task of treating for weeds, according to a independent national survey
conducted on behalf of Bayer Advanced™ - one of the leading consumer lawn and
garden brands in the United States.

The survey reveals 82 percent of homeowners say weeding takes too much of
their time and for 79 percent of them, driveways, pathways and sidewalks, and
mulched areas are the most difficult areas to keep weed free. Perhaps it's why
of the 86 percent of homeowners who have a driveway, only 2 percent report the
driveway as their favorite outdoor feature of their home.

Lance Walheim, renowned co-author of Landscaping for Dummies and lawn and
garden expert, has teamed with Bayer Advanced to launch a cross-country mobile
tour at NASCAR events to encourage all homeowners to think about their
driveway as more than just a functional feature of their home, but one that
adds value and curb appeal.

"Homeowners typically don't think of the driveway as an area that can serve as
a beautiful, inviting or maybe even functional gateway of their home--partly
because they experience frustration in trying to maintain a clean and
weed-free space," said Walheim. "As one of the largest and most visible
outdoor areas of the home, the driveway provides an opportunity to create a
good first impression and can provide gardening space for those who don't have
much."

Helping Homeowners Get on the Right Track

To help educate homeowners about how to get their driveways on the right
track, Bayer Advanced launched the DuraZone "Own Your Zone" cross-country
mobile tour at NASCAR FanZone's around the country. Kicking off today at the
Phoenix International Raceway, the mobile tour will travel to the Las Vegas
Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Richmond Motor
Speedway, and will conclude on May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Through May 26, individuals can enter for a chance to win a $4,800 outdoor
entertainment prize package while on site at NASCAR FanZones around the
country or by going to http://www.DuraZone.com. Full contest rules are
available on the product website.

How to Rev Up Your Driveway

Reviving driveways can consist of both hardscape and softscape. Walheim offers
the following top five tips for revving up a driveway.

1. Clean Up All "Ways." Cracks in the driveway are a natural place for weed
seeds to settle and grow, often causing damage to paving and overall creating
a dismal first impression. To rid the areas of weeds and to keep them from
coming back for six months, use DuraZone® Weed & Grass Killer on these
surfaces.

2. Add Foliage. Plant trees and bushes along the driveway to create an
interesting border that's sure to attract attention and provide privacy. By
mixing plant types, it adds a beautiful array of color and fragrance to the
yard.

3. Install a Trellis or Arbor. A trellis provides a wonderful focal point for
a home and can create the illusion of a larger home. Plant fast-growing vines
around the structure to create a beautiful green wall with ample character.

4. Add Lighting. Install outdoor lighting along driveway and entry way for
safety and security, as well as to add a warm and welcoming environment at
night.

5. Create Outdoor Living Space. For homes with limited space for gardening,
transform your driveway into a patio area or raised bed vegetable garden. Who
says a car needs to be parked in the driveway?

Discover the DuraZone Difference

DuraZone Weed & Grass Killer creates a continuous-action weed and grass
barrier for up to six months, providing homeowners up to 26 weekends weed
free. DuraZone is suitable for eliminating all types of existing weeds and
grasses from driveways, sidewalks, patios, along fences and foundations, and
around walkways and mulched areas. The product is offered in a ready-to-use 24
oz. bottle and 1.3-gallon refillable system, featuring enhanced sprayer
technology for easy product application. Always read and follow all label
directions.

Visit http://www.DuraZone.com to find information and how-to videos, as well
as to obtain a mail-in rebate up to $5 on any purchase of DuraZone 1.3 Gallon
Ready-To-Use Spray or 24 oz. Concentrate.

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About Bayer Advanced™

Bayer Advanced is one of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the
United States. Driven by innovative thinking and category-leading research,
Bayer Advanced provides innovative and effective solutions that help consumers
grow beautiful lawns and gardens and protect their landscapes from pests,
weeds and diseases. Always read and follow label directions before using Bayer
Advanced products. Visit BayerAdvanced.com for more information and to view
how-to videos, or call 1-877-BAYERAG.

Bayer Advanced is a business group of Bayer CropScience LP
(http://www.bayercropscienceus.com), the U.S. affiliate of Bayer CropScience
AG. Bayer Advanced, Bayer CropScience LP, and Bayer CropScience AG are part of
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