Spectracide Weed Killer Review

March 31, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Herbicide 

I’ve used Spectracide Weed Stop in my garden and it killed all of the broadleaf weeds but did not harm my flowers and shrubs.

This weed killer is a mix of mixtures of 2,4-D, dicamba, and mecoprop (MCPP).

It combines the 3 active ingredients and controls broadleaves (not good on on oxalis). Be careful with the dicamba products because it may kill ornamentals if roots are in lawn or drift occurs. Always test in a small area before implementing total weed control using this product.

The product is concentrated, you must mix this with water. The included instructions instruct you on how many ounces of weed killer per 1 gallon of water should used. For most applications, all the you need is 1 or 2 ounces of the concentrate mixed with 1 gallon of water to cover 500 sq. ft. The side of the bottle is marked in ounces so that you don’t have to guess at how much you are mixing. Spectracide Weed Stop Concentrate can be used with almost any type of the sprayer. I use a hand held 1 gallon sprayer for using this to spot treat weeds in my yard.

As always read the label before use so that you get the maximum effect of product use.

Always make sure pets and kids do not play in area treated until product is absorbed. Read the label for warnings.

Does 2,4-D Weed Killer kill the weeds and the seeds that belong to them, or just the weeds?

March 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Weed Killer 

I haven't put down grass seed yet because I've just put down some pretty strong weed killer. My question is does 2, 4-D weed killer kill the weeds and the seeds the belong to them, preventing further growth, or does it just kill the weeds? i don't want to put down grass seeds and have the weed problem in the spring if the weed seeds aren't dead. Thanks!