If you are familiar with our content here at Sod U, you already know that we get a lot of questions and have many discussions about how to keep weeds out of home lawns. In the past, we have covered specific kinds of weeds and have offered tips and tricks to help keep them at bay. Today, we want to introduce you to a product that kills over 470 kinds of weeds effectively and easily. Of the many weeds that this product targets, we especially love that it tackles crabgrass, an infamously common and pesky weed that homeowners seem to constantly be fighting off. Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns Plus Crabgrass Killer puts four powerful active ingredients to work to stop weeds in their tracks.
Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns Product Overview
Spectracide Weed Stop is convenient and easy to use. Just hook it up to the end of your garden hose for an even spray application—no spreader or tank mixing required. As a post-emergent, this herbicide offers control of weeds that have already appeared in your lawn whereas a pre-emergent, on the other hand, prevents weeds from appearing. Many homeowners love this product because of the wide range of weeds it offers control against. With four active ingredients (3.74% 2,4-D, dimethylamine salt, 1.79% Quinclorac, 0.43% Dicamba, dimethylamine salt, 0.22% Sulfentrazone and 93.82% other ingredients) Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns offers control of over 470 weeds. It also includes control over an extremely hard-to-get-rid-of weed with crabgrass control. Results can be seen in as little as five hours after application. Conveniently, Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns can be applied to a wide variety of both warm and cool season grasses. For more information about the difference between pre- and post-emergent herbicides, read Weed Control in Your Lawn & Garden.
Weeds Controlled with Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns
Although we aren’t going to list all 470 weeds in this blog, some of the most popular weeds this product offers control over includes all types of listed broadleaf and grassy weeds, crabgrass, dandelion, chickweed, foxtail, clover and yellow nutsedge.
Pictured above from left to right: crabgrass, dandelion, chickweed, foxtail, clover and yellow nutsedge.
For more information about identifying weeds, read our Identifying Common Lawn Weeds article.
How to Use Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns
Nervous about applying such a powerful weed-killer to your lawn? Don’t be! One of the reasons we love this product specifically is because it is truly so easy to use and is perfect for homeowner application. Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns is what is considered a “hose-in variety” meaning that your standard garden hose nozzle easily connects for application. For each 32 oz. bottle, you’ll be able to cover approximately 5,000 sq. ft., so shop according to the size of your lawn. This product works best when applied in 45–90 degree Fahrenheit weather. If weather conditions are extreme or if there is heavy rain forecasted, wait for a better day.
Here are the simple instructions for Spectracide Weed Stop For Lawns application.
- Shake the bottle well and connect the hose to the sprayer nozzle, taking special care to ensure that the switch is fully forward in the “off” position.
- Move to the farthest area of the lawn before turning the water faucet on. It is important that you do not come into contact with any of the already treated areas—be sure to keep your shoes and person off and away from the product at all times.
- To begin the treatment, turn the switch from the “off” to the “on” position and with your thumb toward the hose connection. Water will mix with the product and the spray will begin to come out of the nozzle.
- Spray the entirety of the lawn completely and evenly taking care not to miss any spots. When the application is completed, wait a few hours before allowing pets or children to resume play.