The house that we currently rent has a small grass area in the front, but the driveway, sides, and back are all gravel. Weeds grow extremely well in these areas, and it is difficult to keep them down in the summer. But this Roundup weed and grass killer is a great vegetation killer that takes care of both the broad leaf weeds and the narrow crabgrass that grows up in the rocks. It is quick working, showing results the same day, and it kills the plants completely down to the root. Occasionally the weeds have grown larger before I could spray, so I would try to pull them out so they didn't look bad by just killing them. But these bigger weeds often break off at the ground level. I have sprayed Roundup directly on the root that was left and it completely killed the plant, preventing it from growing back. I generally keep our kids and dog off the gravel for the day that I sprayed, but after that, they have been able to run and play on the gravel without any negative side effects. All around, this is about the best weed spray I have come across.
Scotts Roundup will help you win the battle over weeds.
I have used Scotts Roundup products for years. They work great on a grass yard and is the only thing that I have found that I can count on to keep the weeds out of a desert yard. Yes, weeds seem to love the desert yard just as much as those lush green ones. I am amazed that weeds can thrive without water and do just fine in temperatures over one hundred degrees. Go figure. Roundup is available in different variations, it is pre-mixed and ready to use. Read the labels and choose the one best for what type of weeds that you are dealing with. I recommend the "extended control" for those dealing with desert landscaping. It kills existing weed and prevents new ones from sprouting up for about four months. Not that rain is a problem here but it should be water/rain proofed in about ten minutes or as soon as it dries. I can usually see the weeds start to wilt by the next day. This product is actually guaranteed to kill the roots of the weeds. The container is a little over a gallon and comes with the applicator (wand) to spray those pesky weeds with. This is a product designed to kill existing weeds and grasses down to the roots and prevent any new weeds from growing. You do need to apply the spray when weeds are growing and make sure that the weed actually gets wet. A good idea is to make sure you do your spraying on a day when the air is calm. Otherwise the spray can drift to plants that you find desirable.
For the amount of chemicals.
For the amount of chemicals that this weed and grass killer has in it, you would think it would do a better job! It is rather pricey to buy but I figured that it should do the job. I was sorely disappointed. My weeds just kept coming back! Save your money on this product and try another.
Scotts Ortho Business Grp roundup
Scotts Ortho Business Grp roundup weed and grass killer works on all type of weeds and crab grass in 4 weeks The only draw back is it can not be used where you have pets. It works well when you use it during the summer season and just before it rain season. Application of the weed and grass killer is very easy. Very good for concert area where you don't want grass to grow
Los Angeles, CA
We have some pretty strong, powerful and stubbron dandelions ground all around our house. They're so vicious, they grew along the edge of the curb where there was no soil. And it even cracked the concrete. So we sprayed it with Roundup weed killer. It had absolutely no effect. It still stood tall and happy. I think the leaves on the bottom grew even bigger!!! So we tried again, only this time, we sprayed enough Roundup to drown the suckers! After a few days, they withered and turned brown. Yay!! Success!!!! or so we thought.... a few weeks later, I had a healthy garden of dandelions growning on my sidewalk again. To be fair, it did rain two days after we drowned them, so maybe a lot of it had washed away before killing off the roots. So we tried again... And this time, they were gone for good!
RoundUp works great!
RoundUp Weed Killer's been used around my home for many years now, and does the job! I use the concentrated version, which is a little cheaper but more work (diluting and mixing). Put that in a sprayer and go to work killing those weeds.
Of course, always follow the directions for the best results. Mix correctly (if the concentrated version), spray when there's very little or no wind, spray when the weeds are dry and there's no rain coming soon. At least, that's what I do and I've had great success with this product.
And certainly, be careful around your plants and flowers, and your animals. I believe it's pretty safe around animals, but I figure it doesn't hurt to be careful, just in case.
This product sure makes it much easier to mow - less trimming around poles, swing-sets, etc. if you use this to "edge". For landscaping and driveways, those pesky little weeds that still manage to poke through the gravel and/or concrete... zap 'em!
Roundup Works but is a bit expensive
Roundup is the go-to solution for problem weeding situations. Now, I have to say that Roundup is a costly alternative to just going out into the yard and pulling weeds yourself. Why, one could cancel an expensive gym membership and just exercise by gardening, and save even more money. But that makes the weeding dynamic sounds simpler than it really is. Of course many weeds are easily pulled up and never seen again (at least until the next season). Other types of weeds just don't yield to the most vigorous and committed manual effort - they grow back, spread, and annoy.
The benefit of a product like Roundup then is not so much in using it for every single weed that raises its head; but rather in defeating problematic weeds that pulling doesn't eliminate effectively.
Crabgrass is one such persistent weed that Roundup can kill at the roots. (Interestingly, crabgrass is actually the plant that produces teff seed - a hip and fashionable grain food that has sustained people in Africa for millennia.)
Where I live, Bermuda grass is the most difficult weed to eradicate, as this very persistent runner can send roots deep underground, beneath sidewalks and other barriers, to pop up at some distance from the original plant. Therefore, pulling one clump of Bermuda grass doesn't really do you any good, since the leftover root pieces will just run off and re-sprout somewhere nearby. Roundup will enter the plant systemically, killing the roots that you miss, can't find, or that are inaccessible under something like a barrier.
Roundup also appears to be safe for the ground and your "good" plants, although you have to be very careful not to get any of the spray onto the plants you want to keep. Any sort of contrived shield will do the job (i.e., a piece of newspaper temporarily wrapped around your rose bush, allowing you to douse the Bermuda grass surrounding it). At my grandparents' house, their life-long gardener, "Hack 'em up Harry" as we called him, applied Roundup to the yard weekly for a good 40 years, with no apparent ill effects to the soil or the perennials. It also seems safe for pets and kids.
Los Angeles, CA
Round up weed killer works sometimes
I have never used weed killer in my life and thought I would make my life easier by using Round up weed killer. This was my first experince with using any weedkiller. It is very possible that my expectations were too high. I was under the impression that weed killer would kill all vegetation that the spray was applied to. I got out my round up read the directions and applied on a nice sunny day. I went back the next day to view the results from the round up weed killer and would guess that 25 percent of the weeds were dead. i patiently waited another day and no additional weeds were killer. I waited a week and applied a second application. This time maybe 50 percent of the weeds died. Two days later I had to apply again and the rest were killed. it seemed like I spent a lot of time applying the spray. Several weeds just kept on living despite 3 applications of round up. I guess if you are patient and dont expect miracles overnight it is an ok product. I dont feel good about putting a poison into the ground.
Dying, maybe soon
I never really understand how these things work, but for some reason this weed killer picks and chooses the weed's it feels like.
So about 2 weeks ago i start'd work on a fence project that our yard needed, (annoying Neighbors) but any way, so now i have random weeds popping up around the fence so i went out and bought some roundup, cause i had used it before on concrete and had good results with it, but for some reason when i sprayed around my fence with it, it kill'd the poison ivey and the crawling ivy, but for some reason the regualar grass is still there.
I used this exact same bottle in the back yard around the porch and not only did it kill the grass but made a ring of sand for th emost part around the porch so not sure if it is the type of grass or weed that i'm trying to kill or if it has something to do with the area around the yard that i'm using it. I'm hoping with the 2nd application that i get a more desirable result.
Bye Bye Suckers....
We have a few areas of our backyard where we were trying to control weeds. With three small children, it's hard to get out and put up weeds. Especially close to our patio, where we are also trying to make it nice looking. I was at a local home improvement store and the sales clerk recommended this for what we were wanting to do -- KILL the Weeds! It was surprisingly easier than I thought. I bought the pump and spray Weed Killer and pumped and sprayed it, making sure to get the weeds wet. I went inside and was very pleasantly surprised to see that almost exactly at the four hour mark that the container boasts -- we had the signs of the weeds beginning to brown and wilt.
We also sprayed the weed killer on an area of grass where we intend to put a summer pool -- and my husband was amazed -- the grass was dead -- woo hoo!
Be forewarned, the package says to not use to clear an area where you want to put a vegetable garden, and make sure that you don't spray on plants that you want to keep.
I am amazed. Thanks Roundup!