The Weedol brand is a part of the Scotts-Miracle Gro Company that is the world’s largest provider of consumer lawn and garden products. It was initially launched in 1965 so it been a little over 50 years since Weedol has been providing quality garden products.
- Very potent weed killer that can control a high number of broad-leaved plants
- Only one application per year is required
- Kills weeds in 2-6 weeks
- Does not harm desired grass
Let’s take a look at how it works
Weedol is a selective weedkiller that targets broad-leaved weeds such as dandelions, daisy, clover, bindweed, chickweed, common mouse-ear, thistles, lesser trefoil, plantain, cleavers, creeping buttercup, black medick, and hogweed to name a few. It only targets the weed and not the surrounding lawn. It kills the weeds from the roots so that they no longer compete with the turf for water, nutrients, and sunlight.
Weedol lawn weed killer has the edge over the competition because it uses three different selective weedkillers.
These active ingredients are known as hormone type herbicides. They work through a systemic action once contact is made with the leaf (foliar) to translocate into the weeds roots. From there it impersonates special plant hormones that cause the weed to grow in a twisted and distorted way, essentially killing the weeds.
After application, weeds will begin to decompose with a brownish colour and eventually die within a total timeframe of 4-6 weeks. It removes the competition from the weeds and lets the grass thrive and spread.
How to Use
Knowing how to use the Weedol Lawn Weedkiller correctly will determine what kind of results you will see. For this reason, it is imperative to check the label and safety data sheet supplied with your purchase.
This herbicide effectively controls small and large broad-leaved weeds.
Only one treatment is needed per season. The best time to apply this weed killer is between the months of April and September. This is the period when plants are actively growing and producing long leaves. The long leaves help the spray to translocate through the weed to reach its roots. For best results, avoid mowing the lawn a few days before and after treatment.
Check with your local weather station to determine if it will rain within a 24 hour period of the treatment. Rain lessens the effectiveness of the weed killer and promotes run-off and drainage contamination. Furthermore, avoid drought and frost conditions. Wind is also a problem because it can cause the spray to drift.
When dealing with a new land, wait at least two months after sowing or laying turf before applying Weedol. Also, avoid using clippings from the first lawn mow after application as compost. The next three mows should be composted well for a minimum of nine months before being used as a mulch. Allow short clippings to remain on the lawn that will decompose to leave a great looking lawn.
To use, follow these instructions:
- Get a watering can with a fine rose or garden knapsack sprayer ready
- Measure 15 millilitres of weed killing solution and mix it with 5 litres of water in the sprayer. To make the mixture stronger, reduce the amount of water to as low as 1 litre.
- Begin spraying and treat up to 10 square metres
- After use wash all tools thoroughly with water but prevent run-off.
When handling this product, there are some safety precautions you will need to take into consideration.
- Avoid spraying the weed killer on desired lawn areas
- Wear protective gear including gardening gloves, overalls, face mask, eye goggles, and boots.
- Keep container securely closed in a safe place at room temperature.
- Do not let children or pets enter the treated area until the spray is dry
- Dispose empty containers at a hazardous waste centre or civic amenity site.
Please note that Weedol Lawn Weedkiller is the replacement product of the Verdone Extra Lawn weed killer.
For a similar product, check out weedol rootkill plus.
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