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Spectracide 32 oz. Concentrate Weed and Grass Killer

The Spectracide 32 fl oz Concentrate Weed and Grass Killer is the quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted grass and weeds around your home landscape. Its fast-acting formula begins working immediately to kill all types of weeds down to the root. It can be used on driveways, around gardens and along foundations. It comes in an easy to use pump sprayer that has up to five minutes of continuous spray. This product is a non-selective herbicide that will kill any vegetation contacted. It enters plants through the leaves and moves down to the roots. This will ensure that the entire plant is eliminated. Avoid direct spray or drift onto desirable plants, lawn grasses, shrubs, and trees. Protect desirable plants and vegetation with a piece of plastic or cardboard. If desirable plants are accidentally sprayed, wash plants with water immediately. This product has no soil activity and thus will not affect nearby untreated plants.
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We have chickens that peck and scratch in our yard. Will this product in anyway hurt them after the product has dried?

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Matt
Forest Grove, OR
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June 21, 2015
I know it says it's safe for pets after a few hours if it's dried but chickens are different from dogs and cats.
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SpectracideExpert
June 22, 2015
Hi Matt. None of the active ingredients in this product have any soil activity. While grazing animals shouldn't eat treated vegetation, it's ok for your chickens to go back in the treatment area 24 hours after you spray.
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June 22, 2015
This product is pet and livestok friendly.
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After treating an area with spectracide weed and grass killer, how many week of months before I can plant in treated area again

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tnug
Sparta wi. 54654
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August 20, 2013
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SpectracideExpert
August 21, 2013
You should wait one week to rake, till or replant with seed or sod. For planting ornamental trees, flowers and shrubs, however, you only need to wait one day. There are no other replanting restrictions.
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mrbliss72
Orlando, FL
November 19, 2013
Within about 3 days. It does it's job, doesn't affect any plants around the spray area, and then it's gone. Don't directly spray any of your plants with it, but if you happen to get a little bit of it on a plant when you are spraying weeds or grass that are growing up near them, don't worry about it.
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chainsawwiz
Gilbert, AZ, USA
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March 3, 2014
According to the instructions on the bottle:

1. Wait 7 days after last application to rake, till, or replant with seed or sod;

2. Replant ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs 1 day after application.
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John
Roanoke, Va
April 4, 2014
I would wait until it dies, remove the dead stuff, and go for it. This stuff works by sticking to the grass/weed long enough to be absorbed - thats why they contain some detergent to make them stick. After that they should be ineffective in killing anything else.
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Katt
Portland, OR
November 13, 2014
1 week before seed or sod. 1 day before plant starts.
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Dwain
Madison, Al.
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March 30, 2015
I would honestly wait about 3 weeks before I planted anything because it will turn everything sprayed too into dirt, once this happens you should be able to plant.
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Pet friendly? Have a rock driveway that I need to treat. How long after treatment would it be pet safe?

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Barbara C.
Stockton
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April 14, 2013
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chainsawwiz
Gilbert, AZ, USA
March 1, 2014
According to the Spectracide Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate package information, you need to wait for the product to dry on the grass and weeds before you let the pets back into the area where you used it. I have 2 dogs and have never had any problems with them as long as I wait for the product to dry first.
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SpectracideExpert
April 16, 2013
Hi, Barbara. Yes, you can use Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer if you have pets -- you'll want to keep pets off of your driveway while you're spraying and until the spray has completely dried, then your pets can use the treated area as usual. Although the spray generally dries quickly, drying time is dependent on how heavily you spray and how warm it is outside; to be safe, plan to keep pets indoors for a couple of hours.
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mrbliss72
Orlando, FL
November 19, 2013
If you are spraying on a sunny day, it dries in minutes (3 to 5). You will start seeing the weeds die in some cases within 10 minutes of it drying. I have my neighbors dogs in my yard regularly, and they don't even notice it. I've seen no negative effects of dogs being near this stuff, but again, I would recommend letting it dry before letting your animals romp around in that area. Avoid spraying at night. It won't work as well. I always spray in the afternoon to ensure quick drying and full effect.
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Katt
Portland, OR
November 13, 2014
A soon as it dries.
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Dwain
Madison, Al.
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March 30, 2015
About 2-3 days should be good. My dog is outside playing in sprayed areas about 2-3 days after I spray and he seems to be doing fine with no skin irritations or visiable problems. Anything sooner I wouldn't recommend because my dog did have a skin irritation the same day I sprayed my first time spraying.
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Does this product have glyphosate as an active ingredient?

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Redneck1
South Carolina
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February 28, 2014
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chainsawwiz
Gilbert, AZ, USA
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March 3, 2014
According to the list of Active Ingredients, no.
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SpectracideExpert
March 3, 2014
Spectracide Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate does not contain glyphosate -- its active ingredients are diquat dibromide, fluazifop-p-butyl and dicamba.
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Katt
Portland, OR
November 13, 2014
NO
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JohnnyA
Shawnee Mission, KS
June 30, 2015
No. Diquat. Diquat has always worked better in my experience. With the concentrate you can mix at max strength to take care of almost anything.
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how until I can plant again in the treated area

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tnug
Sparta wi. 54654
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August 20, 2013
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SpectracideExpert
August 21, 2013
You should wait one week to rake, till or replant with seed or sod. For planting ornamental trees, flowers and shrubs, however, you only need to wait one day. There are no other replanting restrictions.
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chainsawwiz
Gilbert, AZ, USA
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March 3, 2014
According to the instructions on the bottle:

1. Wait 7 days after last application to rake, till, or replant with seed or sod;

2. Replant ornamental flowers, trees, and shrubs 1 day after application.
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Katt
Portland, OR
November 13, 2014
1 day for plants. 1 week before seeds or sod.
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will this kill ailanthus?

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mickey
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June 14, 2015
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SpectracideExpert
June 15, 2015
Hi Mickey. Not likely. You'll need a brush killer product to control ailanthus.
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JohnnyA
Shawnee Mission, KS
June 30, 2015
It's not clear if you want to kill this tree or you want be sure it won't kill it. It will kill it eventually if you saturate all the leaves and as new leaves appear, spray them and keep spraying emerging leaves and eventually the tree will die. It would be easier to cut down the tree. Also any of your overspray will kill plants that it touches.
Now, if you want to be sure the spray will NOT kill your tree, just make sure the spray does not touch the tree.
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