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Westland Resolva 24H Weedkiller
Now I have to admit I'm not much of a gardener, but when it comes to weeds I seem to have the magic touch. Need a dandelion - or any pernicious weed? Well I'm your girl!!!
I wouldn't mind, but I really do seem to have the kiss of death for most other plants. I've tried all sorts to get rid of the weeds in my front yard / garden. It's only small, but per square foot it has more growing in the cracks between paving, and up through the gravel than my whole back garden, where I actually make an effort.
I have tried to dig them up, and have tried persistence, but frankly I came to the end of my tether when they just seemed to be getting worse (and the mother in law was coming round).
This is where the Resolva comes in, I have tried other cheaper weedkillers, and they do generally work eventually, but I wanted something that would work quickly.
I picked up the weedkiller in Wilkinsons for around £3 for a 1 litre bottle with a spray top. The spray nozzle has two choices a direct stream, or a more 'spatter' pattern. Having two tubs in the front garden, that I am trying to grow actual flowers in I felt I should use the direct stream to avoid accidental damage to other plants.
It is advised to use the Resolva on a calm day to avoid it blowing onto things you wish to protect, and if it rains within 6 hours of use it may be washed off the plants.
I was attracted to this particular product due to the funky turquoise and orange bottle, and the apparently ludicrous claim that it would start to kill weeds in 24 hours... I was kind of thinking I'd be happy with a week, and no need to dig at them with a screw driver to be frank...
I personally applied this on a nice hot day, and I soaked the little blighters. I sprayed the broad leaves of all weeds that I could see (little did I know there was one lurking behind the wheelie bin)... Well - after watching them with interest for about 30 seconds after the soaking - I toddled off to peg out my washing.
Move to several hours later - my partner gets home, and I run to greet him at the door... (He was bringing chocolate, I don't actually live in Stepford)... And lo! and Behold! The weeds were starting to shrivel... (Well the grass like smaller ones were anyway)... I almost forgot about the chocolate.
I have to say I was massively surprised. The rest of the weeds started to look a little worse for wear, and things had gone decidedly brown by the next day. Although this could have been purely coincidental, I'm guessing it was probably the weedkiller. Overall the weeds were definitely dead in about two days - I imagine this may not be the case if it were to rain a lot while it had been applied to them (but that is to be expected in England) - so I would recommend to use it is the driest weather you're likely to get.
I have no pets, and as such this is not an issue for me, and due to the terriers that are potentially on speed that live next door I never have cats in may garden - this could be a concern to others though.
I have to give it five stars - it is the best weedkiller I have ever tried.
TAKEN FROM THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Resolva 24H weedkiller contains diquat & gyphosate. Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
When the recurring nightmare of the weeds poking up through the bedroom window and engulfing you begins to pop up, you know that perhaps you need to get the weedkiller out again... That and when the wife starts nagging you about the state of the garden.
So, with the recent sunny weather, I thought that it was time to get my act together and combat the jungle of weeds which were growing on my patio. And most importantly I needed a fast acting weed killer due to children and pets and also something that would completely kill off the weed at the root to avoid it returning straight away.
When it comes to purchasing a weedkiller, the products are absolutely endless and knowing which one to choose is a bit of a lottery really so in the end I decided that I wanted a spray weedkiller, because one which I had previously bought which was powder that you mixed with water to get a paste had completely failed. After standing puzzled looking up and down the weedkiller aisle for a while, exasperated I just picked the cheapest bottle on the shelf! I picked it up for around £5.00 per litre at the time, not a bad price for a well-known, branded weedkiller.
So, upon getting it home I sprayed the patio straight away, as the product comes ready to spray and it gave a very good covering, allowing me to spray my entire medium sized patio and some other stray, straggling weeds, with a plentiful covering.
Fairly bright, with a small illustration and some number pointed descriptions and promises on how the product works. The packaging also included the Resolva logo with the 24hr promise underneath followed by a picture of a weed being penetrated to the root. No fuss and ready to spray straight away with no excess packaging, just the bottle containing the spray.
Rating - 5/5
Ease of Use;
The spray is ready to go, straight from the bottle and ready to go straight on the patio which saves any messing around, fiddling with adding water here and there, all you have to do is switch the little orange nozzle and spray! As easy as that.
The spray goes a VERY long way and for me covered my entire patio very adequately. There is a lot of sprays in a bottle and a lot of liquid which covers a large area very easily.
The Resolva 24hr spray is true to its name and within the allotted twenty-four hours I saw that all the weeds which I had sprayed, had turned a dusty, straw colour and shrunk right down. Within a few hours even, the prickly leaves had begun to droop and the stem had begun to shrink away. And so far, I have had no return from the dreaded weeds... Not even in my dreams.
Value for money;
I got the product on special offer so was VERY cheap, especially for the amazing job which it did in removing the weeds for good, so for a fiver it was absolutely brilliant and I would even consider paying a bit more than that for such a quality product which really worked excellently.
Worked so much better than the powder mix that I had attempted to use recently and also covered so much more area than the powder mix.
So, if you need to bust some weeds, call Resolva 24hr because it works like a dream!
I bought this product for £11.99 (1 litre bottle) to get rid of some weeds which kept popping up in my patio and chipping stones. As they kept appearing I decided it was best to invest in some weed killer to kill the weeds at the root. After a bit of research at the local garden centre I picked up this product.
One thing that I really like about this product is how the weed killer is packaged. No faffing about with mixing some concentrate with some water into a watering can or anything like that. It comes ready to spray over the weeds. Simply turn the nob to ON and off you go.
This product really does work and although quite expensive makes very light work of wedding patio's and chipping stones. What else is great is the amount of time it take weeds to grow back as the product kills the weed at the root.
One point to note and something which is fairly probable with living in the UK is that if it rains within 6 hours of you applying the product then you are advised to re-apply as the product is not as effect. Given those instructions on the packaging I have therefore always tried to apply the product in dry conditions to ensure that it is as effective as possible.
Highly recommend this product and weeds are visibly dying off within 24 hours. Also the manufacturer states the product is biodegradable which means once it has dried you can start planting in the area you have sprayed if you so desire.
Once this bottle is finished I would be tempted to try a cheaper alternative and be a little more patient in waiting for the weeds to die off as it seems you pay extra for the fast acting nature of the product.
I am not a gardener. In fact, it would be fair to say that I am a slayer of gardens. I can make things in containers grow - I currently have quite the collection of hanging baskets and sweet peas in pots - but when it comes to nurturing things in the actual earth, well, I have the Midas touch in reverse. Now, my horti-anti-culture has never previously concerned me that much as I've tended to live in places that had quite small gardens. All that has changed in recent months, though, as we moved into our new house and realised that our garden was bigger than we thought when the builder cheerfully asked us what we wanted done with our treehouse. We hadn't even realised we had a treehouse. And, as it turns out, half an acre of garden can hide a lot of dandelions, big mean nasty spiky plants, nettles and grass with delusions of grandeur. As much as I'm under no illusions that I'll ever have a perfect garden, I did want the place to look presentable. The dandelions were just too numerous and huge to be tackled by a hoe alone, so I thought I'd invest in a weed killer spray.
I sent my boyfriend out to buy whatever looked like the best option to work quickly and not be unnecessarily toxic to animals. This is what he came back with.
===How to use===
As with most weed killers of this type you spray it on, aiming to cover as much of the leaf area as possible, leave for at least 24 hours by which time all but the most scary weeds will have shuffled off the mortal coil. It's best to spray on as windless a day as possible so that the product can settle on the plant with minimal blowback and be absorbed by the leaves. Rain within 6 hours of spraying will greatly reduce its effectiveness. Resolva is safe for pets once it's dried but they should be kept indoors until then.
===Did it work?===
I have to admit I was sceptical that it would work in the proclaimed 24 hours but I sprayed it on hoping for the best. I used it on Monday evening during one of Northern Ireland's rare periods of sunny, calm weather. To be honest, I didn't read the instructions *that* closely so I probably didn't spray from the recommended distance; I just held it reasonably close and tried to get the leaves saturated. I used it on all the dandelions growing in and around the house, a huge clump of thistle-y type things growing out of a drain and some long grass that had started growing randomly out of a down-pipe. The following evening I went out armed with my trusty hoe to remove what I hoped would be the dead remains.
Even though it was probably slightly less than 24 hours when I went out, I'd say at least 95% of the weeds I sprayed were completely dead. The huge thistle plant was still clinging stubbornly to life, but it was weakened sufficiently by the Resolva that it was quite easy to hack down with the hoe. All the renegade grass had gone brown and all but a couple of dandelions had been wiped out. Funnily enough, it was the plants that were in shade that hadn't completely died so if your garden is shaded it might be worth giving an extra coat of Resolva and perhaps leaving it slightly longer.
If you want to remove clumps of weeds quickly, then this is an effective solution and, at around £5 for a litre, it won't break the bank. I sprayed a lot of weeds and I'd say there's between a third and half of the bottle left. However, if you want to remove large areas of weeded ground cover, I suspect this wouldn't be as cost effective as buying one of those powders you mix up and spray yourself.
It seems obvious, but even though this is a weed killer, it will also take out any plants it encounters. So if it drifts onto your lawn because you aren't careful when spraying, you'll be left with dead, brown patches on your grass.
As with all these types of products, you should try to avoid contaminating the water table with them and dispose of any leftovers or empty bottles appropriately.
Westland Resolva 24H is a weed killer that actually works.
I tried to keep up with the weeds in my garden but to be honest is a never ending losing battle! I hate hate hate them and if you don't keep on top of them they then take over the garden. Taking a whole afternoon pulling and digging out weeds has its own rewards when the garden looks good again but then a week later when you see more and more have returned just makes me want to cry! I decided enough was enough and I couldn't keep carrying on weeding dishearteningly. So I took action and decided to purchase a weed killer.
Obviously I wanted to purchase a weed killer that was going to kill the weed and the root otherwise it would be pointless. I knew to get a decent one it was going to cost but I wanted to get something that was going to work and not a cheaper one that was a gamble and would end up you buying another brand anyway hence defeating the object.
I also wanted a weed killer that I didn't have to decant into another sprayer. I always found this annoying as I was always concerned that another member of the family would use the sprayer then for something else. I know that putting a label on would help but sometimes a 16 year old lad doesn't tend to read instructions and labels.
So my criteria was - ready to use, kills roots and works fast (and actually WORKS would be good)
On comparing weed killers on the shelf in my local supermarket I remembered seeing an advert for Resolva 24 hour (you know the one, the one with the annoying dandelion that kept popping up in the pathway shouting hello mate!) and as it claimed to work so quickly I decided to give it a try. I purchased a 1 litre spray bottle for £3.99 which I thought was a good price that didn't really break the bank if it didn't work.
The nozzle is similar to other spray cleaners where they have a stream, spray and off option on the end of the nozzle. Good for leaving it on the off position so that it cannot be sprayed by accident. Also the stream is good for precise spray action in case you are near other plants.
On reading the instructions and a bit of common sense, all animals need to be indoors, it doesn't need to be raining or windy for obvious reasons. Turn the spray to your selected choice. The bottle under the spray nozzle is made to fit the palm of your closed hand so it is quite comfortable to use for an hour or so at a time. Although this may be a pain for people that suffer with arthritis or pains in the hand with continuous stress action.
So did it do what it claims to do?
Well actually it claims that the weeds will be completely dead up to 28 days but that it starts to work in 24 hours. On checking with excitement the next day to see if they were all disappeared there was a slight degree of something happening. It did take a few days for them to be almost dead but still impressive.
A few days later and I just keep looking at the patio area that had been overridden with huge weeds and it looks 110% better with no back breaking hard work.
I usually am very frugal with my money and hate spending where I don't need to but for this I am making an exception and I will definitely be buying this again next year. It has saved my time and my mind from going crazy about those annoying weeds.
I'm sure that we must have more than our fair share of blooming weeds in our drive & patio area, I just wish our plants & flowers grew so well in the garden...
Two years ago hubby paid 4 guys around £500 to deep clean the paving front & back of our house with a 'special formula' that would stop weed growth indefinitely - don't be fooled as we were - although the drive & patio are looked superb for a month or so, it wasn't long before the wretched weeds starting growing again with a vengeance. Hubby is still mad about forking out so much money so I've decided to tackle the b****s myself!
I used Weedol last year with great results but the problem was that it came in powder form & had to be diluted with water & used with a watering can which involved many trips in & out of the house trying to stop our cat & dog following me ouside.
This year we found Resolva in the garden centre which works with a spay gun trigger & can be used straight from the container - all you need to do it shake well, turn the nozzle & get spraying.
We paid £19.99 for a sturdy container which contains 5 litres which may seem expensive but far cheaper than paying for a product which either doesn't work or needs re-applying.
On the label Resolva state that the liquid provides 'effective control of annual & deep-rooted perennial garden weeds including grasses, docks, dandelion, nettles, bindweed etc. Theres enough in the sturdy plastic bottle to tackle 200m2.
It states you should use this on a 'calm day' - I presume this means the weather but it helps if you're in a good mood lol. Keeping the pets away until the liquid dried (as advised) & being careful not to breathe in the mixture I set to work & I must say that this stuff really works.
It says that there are visible results within 24 hours & I found that many of the weeds turned brown & started to dry up within this time & a couple of days later I can assure you they were well & truly dead.
It does state though that (obviously I guess) rainfall within 6 hours can reduce the effectiveness so perhaps it's worth consulting our great British Weather Forecast Dept (ha!)
There's plenty of information on the back of the container including safety precautions, storage instructions, directions for use plus a useful website www.resolva-weeds.com.
It's advised that you dispose of the empty container 'responsibly' & the contents are biodegradable. It contains diquat & glyphosphate in an aqueous solution for those that know their chemicals yet it smells of a good quality washing-up liquid. There's no need to use gloves, just wash your hands after use so really the whole process, in my opinion, couldn't be easier.
I found the best way to tackle our weedy path, drive & patio area was to do it in stages - mainly because I have small hands & found the repetitive squeezing a little too much at times. It's easy enough to see where you've been & can soon take up the trail though & it gives me a sense of satisfaction zapping the wretched things - I have to admit it's a great stress-buster!
For the above reasons I'm awarding this product 5 well-deserved stars for the following reasons -
- no need to dilute.
- clear instructions & safety precautions.
- not messy or fiddly.
- doesn't clog.
- couldn't be simpler.
- it WORKS!
I sem to have miles of paving with weeds growing throughout - despite the fact that the paving is laid on a weedmat which is then layered with sand - I guess the birds have dropped their seeds etc. In fact the weeds got so bad that I actually considered lifting the slabs and starting again. That is - until I tried "resolva".
I have tried many a weedkiller but this is, by far, the most effective one that I have found. I used the 1 litre version (£4.99) and this allowed me to squirt directly onto the weeds - as per directions. Although a tad back breaking - not to mention the good hand work out! - the results really could be seen in twenty four hours, as advertised.
Being weedkiller, the usual protection advise is given - keep away from skin contact, do not breathe in etc but I was pleased to see that you just had to keep pets away from the area until the spray had dried - this didn't take too long in the summer.
Within a week the weeds had completley dissappeared - as if they have never been there. Six months on and the slabs are still clear from weeds - although it is still January! If they reappear then I am off out to buy some more - I have been converted!
I spotted the 1 litre Resolva 24H spray in Tesco for £3.00 with an offer of £1.50 cashback by redemption from the manufacturer. Even without the cashback that made it cheaper than Roundup or other brand-name weedkillers so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
The nozzle has "stream", "spray" and "off" settings so it's easy to apply to the weeds without spraying nearby plants. I tried it on weeds growing between the flags in our front garden as well as weeds growing between the cracks in a stone circle in the back garden. All you need do is spray it on the weeds' leaves in calm weather and when it isn't going to rain.
The trigger is easy to use and doesn't take too much force to operate. Unlike some other sprays, my fingers didn't ache after applying it. The nozzle is easy to aim. The 1 litre spray treats approximately 40 square metres (approximately 48 square yards).
The active ingredients are glyphosate and diquat. Glyphosate is a very common sytemic weedkiller and is in many similar products. Four days after application, the weeds are now starting to wilt.
Resolva 24H is acually similar to a lot of other weedkillers, both brand-name ones and generic ones. At £3 it is good value - 99p cheaper than Roundup - and with £1.50 cashback even better value. However the 24H in the title is slightly misleading. I had assumed good results after 24 hours, but it has taken several days for the weeds to start to wilt. Reading the small-print, it can take 28 days for the complete effect to show. This is also similar to other weedkillers but they don't appear to claim a 24-hour action.