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How to Kill Weeds Without Killing Your Lawn

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How to Kill Weeds Without Killing Your Lawn | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Growing a weed-free lawn can be stress-free when you take a few simple preventative steps in early spring before weeds take hold. 

To truly kill weeds, you need to dig down to the root. Pulling up weeds with weed tools or by hand can be a big challenge, especially when the weeds seem to be taking over your lawn. In addition, weed roots can break off while you’re pulling them up and lurk underground waiting for the next chance to sprout.

Because of the challenges of weed removal, many lawn lovers turn to herbicides to do the job. Lawn weed killer Roundup for Lawns is a product that kills off weeds but preserves your lawn. After you spray, it doesn’t leave a brown spot; it kills the weeds by reaching their roots. It also helps prevent regrowth, even by the most common and invasive weeds. 


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  • Keep people and pets away from treated areas until the product completely dries. 
  • Be sure to spray when no wind or rain is in the forecast. The product becomes waterproof in about three to four hours.
  • Apply only when temperatures reach between 45 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once you spray for lawn weeds, you may need to treat other areas in your outdoor space, such as gravel areas and the cracks in walkways, driveways and patios. Roundup Max Control 365 eliminates tough weeds in these areas. It also works longer than other weed killers, lasting up to a year, making it a cost-effective option if these are the only areas you are spraying.

For weeds in your garden, you’ll want a targeted product that sticks close to the weed roots and doesn’t harm your flowers, shrubs or edibles. Roundup Ready-To-Use Weed and Grass Killer III with Sure-Shot Wand takes down weeds, preventing them from stealing water and nutrients from your plants. The wand extends and a protective cup positions over the unwanted weeds allowing for precise spraying.

Another application option is Roundup Precision Gel. With this product, you touch the applicator and gel to the leaves, sending the herbicide to the roots. Since there’s no spraying involved at all, you don’t have to worry about accidentally harming other nearby plants. The gel works great in tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas in your garden. 

If you need one product that can work in your garden as well as in cracks in walkways, driveways and patios, try the Roundup Ready-To-Use Weed and Grass Killer with Comfort Wand. The ergonomic wand is extendable and lets you spray continuously without tiring your hand.

For extensively weedy areas, consider Roundup Concentrate. It works great when prepping new vegetable gardens as well as for lawn renovation, especially when you just want to start over. Ornamental flowers, trees and shrubs may be planted one day after application. Lawn grasses, vegetables, herbs and fruits may be planted three days after application.

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