Weeds are seen as a nuisance to the beautiful lawns and gardens of homes, while on a larger scale they are pestered to the farm crops. It hinders the supposedly bountiful harvest of the gardeners and homeowners. Hence, the elimination of these unwanted plants becomes their top priority.
The undesirable vegetations are combated in the emergence of Roundup weed killer. Its active ingredient called glyphosate effectively removes the unnecessary plants, from weeds to grass.
Roundup is best used during a rain-free and windless day. The air temperature should be at least 60 degrees. Since it is non-selective in destroying vegetation, it will kill any green plant regardless of the species, meaning to say, if it is accidentally sprayed to a favorite plant, said part of the plant shall be withered unless it is washed with a large amount of water.
Likewise, gloves and footwear is the appropriate clothing as a precaution to the garden chemicals.
How it Works
It systematically travels through the green parts of the plant and distributed to the roots. Hence, it totally gets rid of the weeds by destroying its primary source- the roots. It approximately takes ten days to see the vegetation die.
The good thing is that the soil is not affected by the sprayed chemical. After a day, flowers, shrubs, and trees can be planted in the treated area. On the other hand, the grass, fruit, and vegetables can be sown after three days.
Roundup uses two types of trigger dispensing system namely the stream and foam. The stream setting is advisable when one target to treat few weeds with larger leaves while the foam setting produces a thicker, more visible mass of weed killer. It is advantageous in cases where one wants to see the substance on the weed itself.
Its results can be noticeably seen in about 24 hours. At first, the leaves of the weeds are starting to shrink. Rather than being full and straight, its edges begin to curl which indicates that the weed killer is taking effect. After a day or two, the weeds began to turn brown, signifying that it is dead. Finally, the root of the weed is completely destroyed.
Roundup is a powerful chemical that eradicates flowers, grass, and other plants if sufficient concentrate comes into contact with them. A mistake that some people make is taking the bottle of Roundup into their yards and spraying unwanted weeds directly, thinking that the weed will be killed. Unavoidably, some of the Roundup will come in contact with the grass. After a few days, you will walk out to the area sprayed and find the weed withered along with patches of brown grass.
Effective weed killers like Roundup is an important tool of any home’s lawn care needs. It can often prove to be the only way to abolish these unwanted growths of weeds. Though it is really helpful in beautifying one’s garden, be cautious in applying such sprayed chemical for it is dangerous when ingested. Thus, keep the product out of reach and sight of children.