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Spectracide Spectracide ® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate

Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate is a non-selective herbicide formulated to quickly kill grass and weeds down to the root — in and around patios, driveways, walkways and fences, as well as around flowers, shrubs and trees and in large areas. Kills the root Visible results in as fast as 3 hours Rainfast in 15 minutes For lawn renovation/replacement, area may be replanted in 7 days All ornamental flowers, trees and shrubs may be replanted 1 day after application
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Is the root absorption harmful to trees and shrubs in my beds?

I'd like to spray this product in my beds to control Canada Thistle, Quack Grass, Poa Annua and ground ivy. I'm concerned that the Dicamba portion of the product that falls onto the soil will soak in and be absorbed by my ornamental trees and shrubs. Also, I have some weeds that have grown up under the canopy of a young Dawn Redwood. Is there a risk of damage through root absorption by the Dawn Redwood?
State: Ohio
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Expert
 
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Root absorption should not be a problem as long as there are not any exposed roots.
State: Missouri
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need to know how to mix the comcentrate of weed and grass killer

State: Pennsylvania
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Blairsville
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Sure. For best results, use 7 fl oz per gallon of water to treat 300 sq ft. You can find the entire product label on our website: http://www.spectracide.com/~/media/...
State: Missouri
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Mix Ratio-1 Gal Sprayer

What is the ratio of water to concentrate for a 1 gal hand-held sprayer.
State: Maine
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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For best results, use 7 fl oz per gallon of water to treat 300 sq ft.
State: Missouri
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will specracide weed & Grass killer kill poision ivy?

we need a poison ivy killer
State: Michigan
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Frankfort, mi
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No, it's not listed for poison ivy control. Poison ivy can be tricky -- we actually have a new product specifically for control of tough brush, Spectracide Kudzy, Poison Ivy/Oak & Other Tough Brush Killer. You can find it here: http://www.spectracide.com/Products...
State: Missouri
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Is the concentrate normally light-brown in color?

State: Virginia
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Right, it's amber-colored.
State: Missouri
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will it kill lilac bushes,rose bush,and mountain laurels?

State: New Jersey
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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Yes, it will kill all vegetation sprayed.
State: Missouri
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What is the mix ratio for a spray tank.

There is no info on the bottle telling what the mix ratio is. How many oz. of Spectracide to one gallon of water?
State: Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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For best results, use 7 fl oz per gallon of water over 300 sq ft. For additional mixing ratios and instructions, see the "Amount to Use" section within "Mixing Instructions" or the "Amount to Use" info on the back of the bottle.
State: Missouri
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directions on mixing spectracide weed and grass killer?

State: Rhode Island
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:north kingstown
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Sure. For best results, use 7 fl oz per gallon of water to treat 300 sq ft. You can find the entire product label on our website: http://www.spectracide.com/~/media/...
State: Missouri
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i live in south florida and have 3 large coconut palms in planters.

attached to our pool. the weeds have taken over these planters and because we eat the coconuts and do not want any harm to come to these beautiful, expensive trees we are at a loss. do you have a product that can kill our very dense weeds without harming our trees?
State: Florida
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:hallandale
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Sorry, we don't! Our weed killers shouldn't be used around edibles and, in some cases, can't be used within a fruit tree's dripline. Hand removal would be safest. Good luck!
State: Missouri
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Will this kill large trees

I have two large 30Ft plus sycamore trees that have weeds around the exposed roots, will this kill the trees or just the weeds? I don't want to harm the trees.
State: Texas
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
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We don't advise spraying around exposed roots -- you would need to totally cover the exposed tree surface to prevent spray drift, and that would be difficult around shallow roots. If there were not exposed roots, you could spray around your trees if you were careful not to spray the trees themselves.
State: Missouri
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Can I lay sod sooner than 7 days?

State: Florida
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Sarasota
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No, you should wait at least seven days to lay sod.
State: Missouri
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Will mixing in a tablespoon per gallon of non ionic surfactant make the Weed and Grass killer more effective?

State: Florida
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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You should not mix Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate with any other products. Doing so is in violation of EPA regulations.
State: Missouri
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Does Spectracide kill the Roots on Rhizomes

I am trying to kill out the quackgrass patches in my lawn and reseed those areas. Will this product kill the roots and rhizomes so it will not grow back? A week after I applied, I removed the dead grass on top to find the base of the quackgrass still is green. Does it need a second application or will it die out from the first application.
State: Wisconsin
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Sun Prairie
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Yes, it will kill to the root. It could take up to two weeks to kill deeply rooted weeds. If the roots are not dead after two weeks, make another application.
State: Missouri
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Effects on plants I don't want to kill

From what I have read in this Q&A it seems that as long as I do not get the product on the plant itself or any exposed roots, it will not kill anything I don't want to kill. Do I have the correct understanding? Thanks!!
State: Virginia
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Correct. Spot treat for weeds very carefully around plants you want to keep. Don't apply around edibles, though.
State: Missouri
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When I was spraying my gravel driveway, my dog was accidentally (briefly) let out and she ran across driveway and into yard...

...Will that brief contact be enough to kill my lawn? She literally ran across the gravel (fast) a few times before I was able to round her up and put her back into the house. I was thinking we'd be safe, but an area (where she ran into the lawn) has started to look like it might be dying (brittle but still green)...It has been really hot so I am going to make sure that our sprinklers we have set to come on at 2am are still working, but I am really concerned that one area (only affected area) was indeed affected by the weed killer she walked on. Was this brief contact enough to kill our month-old Bermuda sod? (I used the mixture recommended to kill weeds/grass for several months- used a pump sprayed to apply.) I also followed the instructions carefully and didn't spray at all if I felt the slightest breeze...and sprayed a minimum of two feet (probably closer to 3ft.) away from the grass...and only a few inches from the ground to reduce chances of accidental spray...Thanks.
State: North Carolina
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We wouldn't think that such brief, light contact with your grass would do harm, but it's difficult to say without knowing how heavily you applied the product to your driveway. Good luck!
State: Missouri
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Is this product safe for use around honey bees?

I have a bee yard that I want to kill the weeds in and I need to know if this product will harm the bees.
State: Colorado
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Yes, you can use this product around bees.
State: Missouri
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Sandbur seeds

I use this product to kill the sandbur plant but does it also kill the growing seed attached to it?
State: Minnesota
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:North Branch
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If you kill the plants just as they are starting to produce burs, the majority of the seeds will not mature and will be killed as well. Keep a close eye on areas with sandbur and treat as soon as you know the seeds have germinated.
State: Missouri
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Can I use this product with winter creeper and/or periwinkle?

We are trying to convert our high maintenance lawn to low main. Which ground cover will NOT be damaged using your product. Please be specific. Thank You!
State: Alabama
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Arab
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Both will be damaged. This is a non-selective vegetation killer, so it will kill anything green that you spray. You can use it around vegetation you want to keep -- just be very careful that no spray touches it (we recommend using plastic or cardboard to cover what you want to keep).
State: Missouri
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How can I get rid of trumpet vine?

Help! I have a large area in my yard invaded with well-established trumpet vine, dozens of well-established (trunk circumference 3-12") and hundreds/thousands of smaller plants. Have read various methods, although no one seems to be successful with their chosen method. would this product work, and how would you approach this?
State: New York
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:St James
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Yes, it will kill trumpet creeper (trumpet vine). The larger plants will probably need to be removed by hand, then you can treat the roots. The smaller plants can be spot treated. Please let us know how it goes!
State: Missouri
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We use your product and it works really good but neighbor states that it killed her cat from overspray into her yard. even though I allow ...

We use your product and it works really good but neighbor states that it killed her cat from overspray into her yard. even though I allow it to dry completely, will it kill a cat?
State: Florida
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Edgewater
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Unless the cat is eating treated vegetation within 24 hours after of application or drinking the insecticide directly, it will not harm pets if you allow it to dry completely before they re-enter the area. Please call our first aid hotline for further questions: 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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