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Spectracide Spectracide ® Weed & Grass Killer Ready-to-Use

Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer Ready-to-Use 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 as fast as 3 hours Rainfast in 15 minutes Kills over 155 types of weeds as listed on label 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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Will this product kill black berry's?

I have lots of invasive blackberry growth, I think it called Himalayan and Evergreen. I have sprayed it on the leaves 24 hours ago, and in some cases, cut the growth and then sprayed into the wound of the plant, and still don't see a noticeable affect vs the non sprayed black berry areas. Thanks for any comments.
State: Washington
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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You should start to see results within hours to a day. You might not see complete kill on tough brush like blackberry for several weeks, though. If that is the case, respray in 30 days.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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I have property Up North in MIchigan and this product works great for weeds and grass!
Spectracide also makes a brush killer and tough weed killer which sounds like the product you need!
I am in the process of contacting the company to find out where I can purchase a large quantity of the brush killer!
Hope this helps!
Dr. D
State: Michigan
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Washington Township
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Is this product o.k. to spray in direct sunlight?

I'm in Arizona and I sprayed this on my hardscape to kill weeds. My house has East/West exposure, so I pretty much have direct sunlight on that portion of my landscape all day long (being as it's August). I realize that it should take a few days to see a total kill, but it's been 24 hours and I see NO result at all.
State: Arizona
City:Mesa
 
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asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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You should start seeing wilting and yellowing by 24 hours after application. Direct sunlight will not affect weed kill. It has been a day since you posted -- if you have not started seeing results, please let us know.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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[RE: SpectracideTeam] It's been 48 hours since application now, and I've only seen some result in one small section of my landscape. I was very liberal with my application of the product.
State: Arizona
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Can you spray the spectracide weed and grass killer after it has rained? Or should you wait until the ground is dry?

State: Texas
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Austin
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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You should wait until the vegetation is dry so the spray can best adhere to the leaves of the plants you're spraying.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Is it save to use around citrus and fruit trees?

We have a small orchard and have a problem with Bermuda Grass that was probably imported with some soil. Bermuda grass is choking out the roots of the citrus trees and a couple of palm trees. Pulling Bermuda Grass out by hand is nearly impossibly because of the extensive root system of this type of grass. Can we use Spectracide ® Weed & Grass Killer near the root system of the fruit trees, palm trees without actually killing or harming the fruit trees? To be more precise, will this product harm citrus, fruit trees and/or palm trees (type of palm is Canary Island Date Palm)?
State: California
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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Sorry -- although you can use Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer around trees, you shouldn't use it around edibles. We do make an organic product that will prevent the emergence of Bermudagrass, but it won't kill existing weeds. You can learn more about Garden Safe Brand Garden Weed Preventer here: http://www.gardensafe.com/Products-...
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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can you spray in veg garden before planting?

State: Florida
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:pompano beach
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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Yes, but you should wait seven days after application before seeding.
State: Missouri
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how long after I spray the weeds can I let my dogs out?

State: South Carolina
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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You should wait until the application area dries. Under normal, dry conditions, you should give it a couple of hours.
State: Missouri
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Newly planted Red Apple aloe plants

I just planted Red Apple ground cover but weeds are starting to grow in between plantings. Can I use Spectracide Weed and Grass killer for the control of the weeds now. If not, what do you recommend?
State: California
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:San Diego
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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Sure. Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer will kill everything it contacts, though, so be sure to spot treat only and cover desirable plants with a piece of plastic or cardboard.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Is it safe to use around animals ?

State: Ohio
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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You should wait until the application area dries before allowing people or pets out into the treatment area. Under normal, dry conditions, you should give it a couple of hours.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Clean up afterwards?

Our front yard had been landscaped (all mulch, no grass) but completely taken over by weeds before we moved in. We'd like to spray Sepctracide Weed & Grass killer to have a completely new start, and eventually plant sod/plugs to have a front lawn.

Once we soak the front lawn with Spectracide, should we rake up the dead weeds/plants? Or should we be trying to pull the weeds from the ground to get the root out?
State: Maryland
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Westminster
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer will kill everything you spray down to the root -- you should just be able to rake up the dead vegetation a few days after applying. Then you can replant in seven days. Good luck!
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Does it kill moss?

State: Michigan
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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It could control moss on sidewalks and in cracks, but do not apply Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer to your roof or your lawn. In your lawn, moss is usually controllable by adjusting growing factors. Rake out the moss, then use lime or another pH-adjusting product to regulate pH levels in your soil. Reseed with the proper seed, using a shade seed for a particularly shady area. If drainage is the problem, aerating your lawn might help.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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If product is sprayed on flagstones or concrete, will rain or watering reactivate the danger to pets or children?

State: Texas
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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No, there are no restrictions for staying out of the treatment area after rain or watering.
State: Missouri
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How do you get the pump primed?

I took the sticker off the top and stuck the pump hose in the hole. It will not prime.
State: Michigan
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Expert
City:Lakeview
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Sorry you're having trouble! Did the black hose tip snap into place when you pressed it into the cap? Once it's in place, you should pump the trigger several times while holding the sprayer below the level of the container. If you have followed these instructions correctly and you're still having trouble, please give our Consumer Services department a call at 1-800-917-5438 and we can walk you through it.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Will this kill already planted flowers?

I have flowers planted and mulch over top but there is grass coming through.Can I use this to spray over the whole flower bed?
State: Pennsylvania
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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This product will kill everthing that it comes into contact with. To kill the weeds in your flower beds you will need to do a spot treatment of just the weeds. As you are spraying do not allow it to come into contact with the plants you want to keep. If it does come into contact you will need to rinse those plants off with plenty of water.
State: Missouri
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Does Spectracide Weed and Grass Killer have 2, 4-D in it?

I hear that ingredient is good for horsetail.
State: Washington
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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This product does not contain 2, 4-D, but it should kill the weed. If you would like a product with 2,4-D we do have our line of Weed Stop products that contain 2,4-D, here is a link: http://www.spectracide.com/Products...
State: Missouri
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Can I replant tomatoes in an areas that were sprayed?

I have sprayed this in my tomato garden to kill all weeds and grasses, before transplanting tomatoes that I have grown indoors from seed. The tomato plants are now about 10 inches high. Is it safe to transplant tomatoes (and hot peppers) in the sprayed areas? How long after spraying? Have you tested this? Thanks...
State: Vermont
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Underhill
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Yes, you can replant vegetables including tomatoes and peppers one day after applying Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Is Spectracide okay to use by pools?

I work at a resort & one of our guests complained that this chemical should not be used on the pool area because they could step in it & it would go into their system. Is this correct? Should we be using another chemical?
State: Florida
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You should not allow Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer to run into the pool. Otherwise, as long as the spray is dry before people use the pool area, it's ok to use it on sidewalks around your pool.
State: Missouri
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Can I put down this product in a landscape bed before I put down mulch?

State: Pennsylvania
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This is a non-selective herbicide used to clear out landscape beds. You can use it to clear your bed of existing vegetation but should not replant for at least seven days. After that time, you can replant and mulch. If you're just looking to put down mulch without planting, you can do so immediately.
State: Missouri
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Can I put spectracide under a layer of mulch in a landscape bed?

State: Pennsylvania
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This is a non-selective herbicide used to clear out landscape beds. You can use it to clear your bed of existing vegetation but should not replant for at least seven days. After that time, you can replant and mulch. If you're just looking to put down mulch without planting, you can do so immediately.
State: Missouri
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Did I miss the warning???????????

My husband and I bought the Spectracide 1.33-Gallon Ready-to-Use Weed and Grass Killer Pump product last weekend (as it was recommended by the lawn/garden people) b/c it states "Use on patios, walkways and flower beds" on the front of the product. Well, we got home and used it in our flower beds and now ALL my flowers are dying/dead. This also includes my 2 yr old son's tomato & cucumber plants. Until I read the reviews on here, I was not aware to use cardboard/plastic around my flowers prior to spraying. I have never used a weed & grass killer for flower beds that you have to protect your plants before spraying. I am highly upset and praying for a miracle with my flowers/shrubs/trees/etc....needless to say, my yard will not be winning anymore "Yard of the Month" awards.
State: Alabama
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Roanoke
 
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We're sorry you lost the plants you sprayed. Like all standard vegetation killers, this one will kill any plants contacted. As it states on the label, it's only designed for spot weed treatment in lawns and flower beds and should not be sprayed on desirable plants (and certainly not vegetables).
State: Missouri
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How long should horses be kept away from spots that have been sprayed?

Small areas around the barn were sprayed. There is a chance a horse could eat some of the sprayed weeds. Should the horses be kept away for 24 hours (like your website says for Spectracide Weed stop)? Or does Weed & Grass Killer have more stringent restrictions for grazing animals? Thanks...
State: Wisconsin
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It's not designed for use around grazing animals. Please keep your horses out of the sprayed weeds/grass for a week.
State: Missouri
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