Scotts EcoSense Weed-B-Gon Weed Control Spray
Applied a week a ago, all weeds have died. so far so good and at a very reasonable price.
May 13, 2013
Not perfect but works
No, this product does not work as well as something like Killex but for me it works well enough and I don't have to worry about the chemicals. It does take a fair bit on each weed but I do find that it kills them and the lawn seems to benefit.
May 9, 2013
It will kill some weeds, with four or five shots, so you go through a lot of the spray. Others will blacken but after a few weeks grow right back. It is a lot of money for a product that only sometimes does the job.
September 19, 2012
Worst Purchase Ever
Does not work. Tried on Dandelions ..did not touch them. Waste of money.
August 6, 2012
Bought this last year and it barely killed any of the weeds in my little garden.
April 24, 2012
Get a sprayer for large areas...
I had a fairly large area of ground ivy (aka 'creeping charlie') that I wanted to tackle, roughly 10' x 6'. If you want to be successful in killing it, you need to be thorough. Before starting, check the weather to make sure you aren't expecting rain.
First off, if you have more than a few feet of clover to kill, get a herbicide sprayer. Small 1 gallon models are available, which is all you need. You'll want one with a wand, and not one where the spray head is attached to the container. Since you can get them for $20, it's not an expensive purchase. Also get a bottle of "Bug-B-Gone" insecticidal soap.
Before you do anything, thoroughly water the area to be treated. Dry leaves don't do as well to absorb liquids, so get the area wet - and then allow it to dry up a bit so there is no pooled water on the leaves.
Now load up your sprayer with insecticidal soap and spray down the ivy. Again wait for it to soak into the leaves and/or disperse before continuing. Things should be moist, but not wet when you continue. Usually the time it takes to empty and rinse your sprayer and load up the Weed-B-Gone is enough.
Lastly, load up your Weed-B-Gone, and make sure to dump the entire contents into the sprayer so you can shake it up. (or shake it up in the bottle) When applying make sure to soak the area thoroughly, and don't be stingy. If money is an issue, dig it out by hand. Otherwise if you spend the money, do it right.
After doing this on my 60sq ft section of ground ivy, a week later about 3/4 had died off. There are still some patches, so I will be doing a second application. I had a pretty thick patch, so this is not totally unexpected.
Be advised if you do have a 'large' section of ground ivy, when it dies back the grass won't look too pretty. However if you buy a container of that seed and feed combination fertilizer and grass seed you can overseed to help the area recover. (if you overseed, make sure to water daily 10 minutes until the new grass takes hold)
Overall this product is good, but the bottle sprayers are not ideal to deliver the product onto the weeds. It's not the manufacturer's fault, since they want to provide a cheap option. However, I found that coverage was much more even and complete with a proper hericide sprayer using a wand. Not to mention after you pump it up you aren't squeezing a trigger a hundred times.
I'm quite happy with the performance of this product when used with a herbicide sprayer and when a sufficient application of product is used.
July 3, 2011
It Does kill
As per other posts: yes, it does seem to need 3-5 squirts per dandellion. Bought this size and tried to economize with only a couple squirts per weed; they shrivelled, but did not blacken. Bought the larger container with the pull out handle for my neighbour's yard, applied 4-5 squirts per weed during a nice sunny week: black circles of death in the lawn 3 days later. On fifth day raked up the dead weeds.... problem..
The commercials state it 'will not affect your lawn'. There are 30 6" circles of death in my neighbours lawn; bare spots down to the soil. I reseeded those spots. Who knows how many months before grass would return, if it would at all. Maybe I'm impatient, but it seemed to kill the grass as well.
June 4, 2011
I bought the small bottle to test it out. Like many of the reviewers said, it must be applied liberally. One squirt per dandelion will not do it. Try 4 squirts. If it doesn't rain shortly after you apply it, then you will see your dandelions looking ill the next day, blackening the next...
May 18, 2011
You need to use A Lot to kill weeds
I have a very small front lawn. There were maybe 30 dandelions on my front lawn. I used an entire bottle of Weed B Gon and saw only a few of them totally destroyed. My lawn looks almost the same as it did 3 days ago. I think you would need to purchase a lot of this product to really get your lawn looking good. I included an area where it was sprayed, You can see that some were killed, but a lot remain. I was very disappointed in this product.
May 13, 2011
Works great with the right technique
So far i have been very happy with this product. I have found the key to success with using it on clover. I noticed when i sprayed it on clover that the product beaded up and ran off without covering the clover leaves, due to the leaves having a waxy surface. So now before i spray the clover, i moisten the leaves with a fine spray of insecticidal soap, which breaks the surface tension on the clover leaves, this allows the product to cover the leaves effectively. This also works for other weeds with waxy leaves. I wasted a lot of product spraying the same clover patch over and over until i came up with that trick. The insecticidal soap does not hurt the grass either.
June 18, 2010
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