Top 10 Best Weed Killers Reviewed In 2016

Weed killers are chemical agents that kill or inhibit plants in their normal growth. There are various types of weed killers. The best weed killer will depend on the weeds you want to eradicate. Their effects vary as some aim to destroy weed seedlings while others kill the weeds after they have germinated and are growing. Basically, there are two types of weed killers on the market. These are the selective and the non selective weed killers. Selective weed killers specifically target a given weed variety without affecting other plants in the area. Non selective weed killers, as the name implies, will kill all plants they come into contact with.

10. Ortho Ground Clear Vegetation Killer

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Ortho Ground Clear Vegetation Killer is a non selective herbicide that destroys unwanted grasses and weeds. The weed killer can prevent regrowth for up to 1 year. A single application of this special dual action fast acting formula will eliminate weeds from areas where you do no want vegetation such as driveways, sidewalks, patios, gravel paths, fence lines, and other areas. It is easy to mix and apply. Results are visible results within hours of application.

9. Scotts Halts Crabgrass and Grassy Weed Preventer

Scotts Halts Crabgrass & Grassy Weed Preventer, 5,000-sq ft

Apply this herbicide in spring to prevent crabgrass and problem weeds for the rest of the season. You can apply it in Fall to prevent winter weeds like chickweed, poa annua, and hen-bit. This pack can cover about 5 000 sq. ft. Applying it in early Spring prevents weeds like foxtail, goose grass, crabgrass, spurge, barnyard grass, oxalis and fall Panicum. Its performance is not affected by rain, snow or freezing weather. Do not use it on bent grass or dichondra lawns.

8. Bayer Advanced Lawn Weed and Crabgrass Killer

Bayer Advanced 704140 All-in-One Lawn Weed and Crabgrass Killer Concentrate, 32-Ounce

This weed killer is a selective herbicide that destroys lawn weeds and crabgrass without harming the lawn. It can kill over 200 of the most common broadleaf weeds like clover. It is also effective on grassy weeds such as crabgrass. It is rainproof in 1 hour, and the lawn can be mowed 1 to 2 days after spraying. Do not for use on St. Augustine grass including Bahia grass, Flora tam variety, Carpet grass, Dichondra or Centipede grass.

7. Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawn

Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawn Concentrate, 16-Ounce

Ortho Weed B Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer is formulated to kill tough weeds in your lawn. It has a special formula that kills Ground Ivy, Speedwell, Wild Violet, and other tough lawn weeds. Trust Ortho Weed B Gon is a selective herbicide that kills weeds to the roots, and not your lawn. This 16oz bottle can treat 3 200 sq ft. It is rainproof in 6 hours.

6. Weed Killer Southern Amine

Southern Ag 2,4-D Amine Weed Killer Selective Broadleaf Weed Control, 32oz - 1 Quart

Weed Killer Southern Amine is a selective herbicide. You can use it on certain grasses in parks, lawns, parks, pastures and golf courses. You can spray it on corn, small grains, fences, ditch banks, and non crop sites. It is especially formulated to destroy most broad leaved weeds. Put 2-3 tablets in 3-5 gallon of water to cover 1000 sq ft. Remember to spray to accurately obtain stated coverage without overlap. Take care to avoid drift to susceptible plants

5. Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed Fertilizer

Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed Fertilizer 5M (Not Sold in Pinellas County, FL)

This Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed kills the all the weeds including the ones you don’t see and at the same time strengthens and feed your lawn. It has a special formula to clear out dandelions and clover. Scotts Turf Builder Weed works to crowd out weeds and simultaneously thicken your lawn. It is easy to mix and apply.

4. Roundup Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer with Weed Preventer

Roundup 5705010 Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer Concentrate, 32-Ounce

This weed killer features a dual action formula that kills existing grasses and weeds and prevents new ones from growing for up to four months. It kills the weeds and grasses to the root. You can use it on sidewalks, driveways, patios, along curbs, edges of lawns, fences, curbs, retaining walls, gravel areas and on decorative rock. It is easy to use and is rainproof within 10 minutes with visible results in 12 hours.

3. Roundup Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate

Roundup Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate Plus, 16-Ounce

This herbicide kills the toughest weeds and grasses to the root. It is ideal for use around trees, shrubs, flowers, on patios, driveways, walkways, gravel areas, mulch beds, and along foundations, fences, and edging. It is also effective on large areas such as garden plot preparation or lawn replacements. Roundup Concentrates are simple to prepare and use. It features a formula that is rainproof in 30 minutes, and results are visible after 12 hours.

2. Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns

Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns

The Spectracide Weed Stop for Lawns is selective weed killer formulated to kill more than 200 tough weed types down to the roots without harming lawn grass. The weeds targeted include dandelion, chickweed, and clover. This weed killer is easy to mix and apply using a sprayer. There’s no need to wait before over seeding. The results are visible within hours.

1. Compare N Save Concentrate Grass and Weed Killer

Compare-N-Save Concentrate Grass and Weed Killer, 41-Percent Glyphosate, 1-Gallon

This weed killer gets to the roots and kills all grass and weeds. You can use the Compare N Save Glyphosate Concentrate Grass and Weed Killer for lawn or garden replacement, walkways, on patios, garden, or in and around fences to remove unwanted weeds and grass. This weed killer contains 41 percent glyphosate and this 1 gallon container can treat about 25 000 sq. ft. The results are visible within 2 to 4 days.

There are a wide variety of weed killers on the market. To get the best weed killer you must be clear on what results you want to obtain. Herbicide effects vary as some aim to destroy weed seedlings while others kill the weeds after they have germinated and are growing. Some are selective and others are non selective weed killers.

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