Spraying Weeds with Roundup Super Concentrate

I just finished my annual spring tradition of treating my backyard weeds with Roundup Super Concentrate (the one with the purple cap), using a hose-end sprayer.  The initial cost (around $109, not including tax) may seem hefty, but if you have a large area that get pummeled by weeds, it is worth the expense.

It took me about 15 minutes of spraying the affected areas. Now I just wait for the herbicide to slowly kill off the weeds. That will be in a few weeks time. Thankfully, I’m very patient!

Once the weeds have died off, I will use my cordless string trimmer to remove the dead vegetation, rake it up, and put it in the green recycling bin.

The results last for months. I then  use regular Roundup (blue cap) for spot treatments in between treatments with the Super Concentrate.

UPDATE: Here are detailed manufacturer’s instructions on how to use this product: http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productTemplate.jsp?proId=prod70348&itemId=cat50096&tabs=usage

UPDATE #2: I’ve owned this string trimmer for less than three years and something in the wiring makes it short out and not work. This happened today, 3/15/2014, the second such incident. I only use it once a month, so I doubt it is from overuse. Sadly, I will hold off on bringing it back to the repair shop since I suspect the problem will return and I am not sure what causes it to short out. It is also a bit tiresome to have to the battery run out in under 30 minutes and then you have to wait to recharge it to continue on with your work. (Hands thrown up in the air). Disappointed with Ryobi. If manufacturers want more people to “go green,” they have to make the products last as long (if not longer) and perform as well as non-green products. I will be shopping for a gas-powered string trimmer soon.

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