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All seems like a great idea and very easy to use, problem is it DOESN'T WORK! I followed the instructions carefully and noticed that it didn't give a time on when it would start working. The packaging is good and seems child friendly, although I didn't put this to the test.
I put more than the recommended dose on many types of weeds but mainly Dandilions and it has had no effect whatsoever! I re-applied 4 days later and doubled the dose and this had no effect also. The dandillions are just laughing at me and growing with no hinderence at all.
Back to sachets of standard stuff in the watering can for me and it is a shame as the idea seemed too good to be true ( they normally are though). It wasnt cheap either but for someting that doesnt work at all, is a rip off! I will be contacting the supplier to demand my money back.
My parents use to live in the house we now live in and a few years ago they build a house on the land next door, it meant major disruption and when we moved in this house we needed to reseed most of the grassed areas. We finally got around to doing the front lawn last year but as it grew through we found weeds were coming through too and we wanted to get rid of them without ruining the grass that we had just managed to get growing. I saw an advert for this product on the TV and set out to look for it as it seemed that it would be the perfect solution to the problem.
I found the product in Asda in the end and I seem to remember it cost me just short of £6, the product comes in what reminds me of a roll on deodorant tub and works in the same way with a twist button at the bottom to raise the product through the little holes at the top. The tub has a plastic cover which sits over the top where the product comes out of and this helps prevent the product touching anything it shouldn't. It states on the tub that it "is a gel that will kill the root of weeds simply by putting a small amount on a leaf, it also states the gel is ideal for flower beds, vegetable gardens, lawns and paths" On the rear of the tub you have the usual warnings about keeping away from children and the directions for use.
To use the product you have to twist the button at the bottom and then you will see the gel start to appear out of the small holes at the top of the tube, for grass weeds which was what we had you are told that you only need one click of the button and then you simply rub the gel across the weed. The weed doesn't have to be completely covered just dabbed with the gel and then it should die however should is the operative word.
This product is useless, some of the weeds turned a brown colour and then they sprung back to life and returned to green and that was it. Absolutely no weeds were killed using this gel and therefore it is not capable of the job it is meant to do which is the reason I only rate this 1 star as I cannot give it a zero score.
We used this product a couple of times in the hope that it would work after a while but no it is completely useless and so this year I am going to have to pull the weeds out by hand and then reseed the bits which will be left with no grass. I am by no means a gardener and really not looking forward to the job so if anyone has any better ideas please feel free to email me.
I don't like using weedkiller but there are times when I give up and buy some. My neighbours, although very pleasant, are not keen gardeners and they have bind weed growing up and through their fence and spreading into my garden. I saw Roundup Weedkiller Gel advertised on TV earlier in the year and it looked very impressive, just a quick dab of gel onto the leaf of the weed and that was it!. My plan was to buy this and dab the gel on the bindweed. I found Roundup Gel in my local Homebase where a 150ml's costs £8.99, its not the cheapest but it would be worth it if it was as good as the advert.
Roundup Weedkiller Gel is sold in a green plastic oval container with a blue button on the side of it and a blue plastic safety lid, the label is mainly yellow and has the Roundup Weedkiller logo across the front, the label also informs the customer that this is a new product and is a gel that will kill the root of weeds simply by putting a small amount on a leaf, it also states the gel is ideal for flower beds, vegetable gardens, lawns and paths. There is a small picture showing someone using the gel.
The back of the bottle gives all the usual information you would expect to find for this type of product such as directions for use and safety advice, all of this is clear and should be read before you use the product. The back of the label also gives a small statement about the product and shows pictures of the gel in use.
On the lid there are little lips each side and these need to be pressed to remove the lid, this is quite hard to do and obviously done like this with safety in mind. once removed the top of the plastic bottle has a blue cap over it with lots of small holes n it. To get the gel through the holes and onto a weed you need to press/click the button on the bottom of the container, this will push out a measured dose of gel through the holes in the top allowing you to wipe it on the weed. There's no need to coat the leaf evenly it just needs to be dabbed on.
Roundup suggest that for annual, biannual and grass weeds just one click of the button is all that needed and for perennial weeds you will need 2 clicks. The gel is clear and has no smell at all, its thin enough to wipe onto a leaf easily but also thick enough to stay put, it doesn't slide off the weed. Like most weedkiller this needs to be kept away from children and pets, well Jayden isn't old enough to go into the garden and touch things and after I had used the gel I covered the weeds with wire so my cats couldn't get near.
Using the gel is quick, easy and not messy, I found the gel dried overnight so all I had to do was wait for it to work. I noticed the leaves which I had applied the gel to were turning a bit of a funny colour so something was happening, however on a lot of the weeds that's all that happened! I was very disappointed with the Roundup Gel, it didn't kill the bind weed as stated on the label, a few of the weeds drooped a bit but none of them were totally killed. I have since tried the gel on a dandelion that was growing in the lawn, needless to say its still growing!
All in all I've been very disappointed with Roundup Weedkiller Gel, it want the cheapest weedkiller to buy and although its quick and easy to use and not at all messy it just doesn't deliver good results which is a shame because I liked the fact that it goes on just the weed, there's no chance of spray going on anything else growing, however I wont be buying it again and wouldn't recommend it to others.
Roundup Gel is a revolution in weed control. Many gardeners don’t use weedkiller sprays or watering cans as the risk of damaging the plant you want to keep is too great. / With just one hand you can easily target the weed without risk to other nearby plants and the gel formulation sticks to the weed leaf and stays there, so there’s no dripping or running off onto the soil or your treasured plants and vegetables. With extra care you can even target weeds in lawns! / Roundup Gel kills weeds from the inside, right down to the roots, so that the weed can’t grow back / New and unique Gel formulation / Precisely targets weeds in awkward places / Ideal for Flower beds, Vegetable plots, Flower pots and lawns. / Gel stays where you apply it – on the weed / Kills the roots / Kills up to 750 individual weeds / No contact with soil or other plants / Single hand operation, one finger loading / Visible product level gauge on side of applicator / Accurate, controlled, efficient, no waste / 150ml