The Weedol rootkill plus lets you tackle the weed problem from its very root, resulting in total annihilation of weeds from your garden. It’s available in tubes sizes which are a revolutionary way to remove weeds and contain a liquid concentrated herbicide that is convenient and easy to use.
Simple and effective, the weed killer is available in single-dose plastic tubes. Use it as a concentrate without the need to measure and mix, or use the large tub to mix in the traditional style. Just snap off the top, mix in water and spray. The ideal use is between April to November, and the rootkill is formulated with Glyphosate and Pyraflufen Ethyl.
|Available pack sizes||Coverage|
|12 tube carton||360 sq.m|
|3 tube carton||90 sq.m|
|8 tube carton||240 sq.m|
|6 tube carton||180 sq.m|
|18 tube tub||540 sq.m|
The concentrated dilute-it-yourself herbicides are generally very economical and if you don’t like doing all the labor, following precautions, mixing and diluting – the tube is the product for you. The Weedol rootkill plus is formulated with glyphosate and pyraflufen-ethyl and is quick. It gives visible results within hours of its usage and its working time is 24 hours.
It kills the roots of tough perennial weeds so as to hinder any regeneration. It can be easily used around the garden with a sprayer or watering can. The highlighting feature of the rootkill is that it is inactivated as soon as it comes into contact with soil and is readily decomposed by various soil bacteria. This makes re-planting of the desired crops or plants quick and one doesn’t need to wait for more than a week before re-planting.
Overview: Working Mechanism of Weedol Rootkill Plus
The glyphosate and pyraflufen ethyl are known for their systemic action and the concentrate is fast acting. The herbicide, when sprayed on weeds, is absorbed (mostly from the foliage) and is thus fast acting. It spreads with the exchange of fluids in plants and reaches the roots to effectively destroy them.
Where to use:
- Gravel areas, paths and drives
- Around the base of roses, ornamental shrubs, trees and under hedges (providing they are established with woody bark). Take care to avoid drift.
- Around sheds and greenhouses
- Along fences
It’s great for ground clearance before autumn or spring digging and killing old lawns before re-seeding or turfing.
Since this product is not a selective weed killer, we suggest you use the hozelock wonder weeder to apply the spray to ensure you only target the unwanted plants.
Instructions to Remember When Handling This Product
The Rootkill plus is recommended to be used from April to November and is especially effective when the weeds are in their growth stage. Choose a dry, calm day to apply since you may need to re-treat if there is some precipitation within 6 hours of application. It can be used in a water can or a garden sprayer.
A single 25ml tube covers:
30 m2 Annual Weeds or 20 m2 Perennial Weeds or 14 m2 Brush Weeds
1) Clean the desired equipment thoroughly before use.
2) Snap off or cut open the top of the tube and mix thoroughly with:
- 1 liter of water in a sprayer
- 5 liters of water in a watering can
3) Apply the spray evenly to the weeds to lightly wet them. Allow spray to dry before walking or playing on treated area.
4) Clean the equipment thoroughly after use
|Type of Weed||Amount of Weedkiller added to 1 liter in a Sprayer / 5 liters in a Watering Can||Area Treated||Examples|
|Annual Weeds||17ml||20sq m||Chickweed, Mayweed, Fat Hen, Annual Meadow grass, Field Speedwell, Shepherds Purse, Perennial Ryegrass, Creeping Bent, Field Forget-Me-Not, Black Nightshade, Cleavers, Bindweed, Red Dead Nettle, Charlock.|
|Perennial Weeds||25ml||20sq m||Creeping thistle, Rosebay, Willowherb, Perennial Nettle, Docks, Couch grass.|
|Brush Weeds||35ml||20sq m||Bramble, Bracken|
The Rootkill Plus contains 120g/l glyphosate and 0.33g/l pyraflufen-ethyl as a suspension emulsion formulation (SE). This formulation is found to be highly effective on pesky perennial grass type weeds and is also great to clear-up a lawn before redesigning and landscaping.
Environmental Information: The Weedol rootkill plus is deactivated as soon as it comes in contact with the soil and gets degraded into the soil.
It’s time to wrap up this review.
Since, it is available in small tube packages, try it before you buy it in bulk. The Weedol rootkill plus is found to be effective but it is recommended to test it to find out whether it suits your requirement or not. Here’s our conclusion:
- Kills weeds down to the roots – no regeneration
- Quick results – visible results in just 2 days, complete annihilation in 28 days
- Effective on all garden broad-leaved and grass weeds
- Effective in one application
- Allows quick re-planting
- Easy application
- Safe with tube pack
- Economical in concentrate tub
- Fast action
- Prevents regeneration
- Works in single application
- Facilitates quick re-planting as it gets readily degenerates into soil
- Not much selective – May kill wanted plants if sprayed incorrectly
- Works only if the plant is growing with high-metabolism
For similar products check out our review of the verdone extra lawn concentrated weed killer.