Alternative to RoundUp?

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Old 06-12-19, 01:34 PM
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Alternative to RoundUp?

Looking to find a safer alternative to RoundUp. Can anyone suggest an herbicide product that only impacts the plants that you spray directly; something that kills to the root but does not impact the soil and surrounding plants? I need to keep an area clear that has some young evergreens; so I'm not necessarily looking for something that can be used to kill weeds within a lawn.

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Old 06-12-19, 01:43 PM
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The chemical you want is glyphosate. The primary ingredient in many RoundUp products.
 
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As I stated on the other forum, you're describing a situation where RoundUp is the answer to the question.
 
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Thy Spectracide weed and grass killer. It will not leach out or spread to other areas after a rain. It needs about 3 hours to dry and will only affect the area it's sprayed on. I use to use Roundup on my patio and every time it rained the grass that borders the patio will be dead. I switched to Spectraiced and the border grass is fine.

SpectracideŽ Weed & Grass Killer2 (Ready-to-Use) | Spectracide
 
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If you have dead grass around the border of your patio the most likely cause is over spray from when you sprayed the patio. Glyphosate washing away into the soil will not kill weeds or grass.
 
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Old 06-13-19, 09:40 AM
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Not over sprsy. I don't know what's different, but the Spectracide rep told me to use their product and if it didn't work he would pay for it. That's one of their selling points.
 
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RoundUp is a brand name. It is not a specific product. There are many different "RoundUp's". Plain/regular Roundup (glyphosate) does not kill plants if it washes off a surface. Some of their other products offering extended weed protection or pre-emergent protection can wash off and kill grass.
 
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