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All You Need to Know about RoundUp

Camille Landry posted this on Nov 28, 2016

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Weeds are every homeowner's worst nightmare when it comes to having a well-maintained lawn. It can seem like no matter what you do: pulling them, mowing them, weed whacking them or digging them out, those persistent irritants just keep coming back! You then go to your garden center to get some run-of-the-mill weed spray hoping that does the trick but it doesn’t work either. So what gives?


To kill weeds and ensure they do not return requires starting with the basic fundamentals of lawn maintenance. You may think that you’ve been doing an adequate job, but proper care of your turf and soil requires much more than just watering and mowing regularly. Proper lawn care is essential to prevent weeds from sprouting in your turf.


What Is The Best Way To Remove Weeds?


The most effective way to eliminate weeds off of your lawn is via chemical treatment. By using a weed killer for grass, brush and shrubs you will avoid any major physical effort like digging up weeds, pulling and trimming. If you are looking at targeting broad-leaved weeds, a great herbicide is one containing glyphosate. And one of the most highly recommended herbicides on the market today containing glyphosate that is tremendously effective in killing weeds is RoundUp from Monsanto.


What is Roundup and How Does it Work?


As mentioned previously,Roundup contains the active ingredient of glyphosate, a systemic chemical which travels throughout the weed from leaves to roots once the plant absorbs it. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning that it kills any plant it falls upon, so it is important to avoid overspraying and being careful with application, especially when the weeds are among desirable plants. Glyphosate works by disrupting the production of an essential enzyme necessary for the plant to produce certain amino acids. Once a part of the environment, glyphosate binds very tightly to soil where bacteria resides and begins to eat away at it within a span of  about six months. Herbicides containing glyphosate are generally used to control weeds and grasses but in higher concentrations will control brush and volunteer sprouts from stumps.


Solutions carries Roundup products in the forms of Round Up Pro Weed Killer andRoundUp QuikPro Herbicide which provide excellent weed control and are guaranteed to target any of those irritating plants to make sure they stay dead and don’t return. We also carries Certainty Turf Herbicide which primarily is used to kill nutsedge. These products have been tested by our experts and are proven to get the job done quickly.


It is important to note that just buying this high-quality product and spraying it around may not necessarily eliminate the weeds that are giving you problems. There is a method of approach to go about attacking weeds and timing is also an important factor to consider prior to weed control application.


Solutions Can Provide You the Winning Formula for Success


Along with providing the top-of-the-line products that the pros use to treat weeds, Solutions also provides you with helpful step-by-step instructions, how to guides, educational resources from our knowledge base and video tutorials which show you how to use our RoundUp products in the best way so you get it right the first time. We also give you a bit of an education regarding the common weeds you may be dealing with because knowing your enemies tendencies will help you to best attack them effectively.


There are three simple steps to follow when tackling weed control the DIY way; identification, herbicide product selection and weed elimination. By examine your lawn and recognizing the weeds you are dealing with by name, you can then properly research the weed and it’s life cycles and favorable conditions, strengths and weaknesses so then you can go about eradicating it. Knowing such information will help you tremendously in tacking them and carrying out the best preventative measure so they don’t grow back.


Precautions to Take when Using RoundUp

As with any form of weed killing pesticide, read and follow the label instructions carefully when using RoundUp in higher concentrations, which in the case of our products, the RoundUp we carry contains 50.2% glyphosate . Remember that Roundup is a non-selective herbicide and will kill or injure any plant it falls on. We recommend to not spray on windy days as it can result in herbicide damage to plants you don’t wish to target. Overspraying can also result in death to nearby plants. Also always mix and spray Roundup with an aluminum, plastic or stainless steel sprayer -- it can be corrosive to sprayers of other materials.


Check out all of our RoundUp products and see which one is right for your yard. As always, if you feel stuck you can always call our customer service line or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com and one of our experts will promptly assist you in identifying your problem, finding the right product you need and guiding you through the DIY process. You’ll never need to call a professional lawn care service again!

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