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Will it kill grass?

The ingredients found in the Good Grow Weedkiller products, such as the Ready to Use Good Grow with an easy-grip pump and extendable lance applicator, are capable of effectively and rapidly killing all types of unsightly grasses such as couch grass. The Ready to Use variety allows for up to three minutes of continuous spraying, and the five-liter size can treat up to 150 square meters, which covers a large area of yard. Refills are available for more expansive areas. Good Grow is perfect for killing old grass in order to prepare the ground for seeding new grass or laying sod.

Why aren't my weeds dead yet?

When using Good Grow Weed Killer, the amount of time in which weeds will die varies. Once applied, Good Grow immediately goes to work on killing the weed. This is an action that takes place from the inside out. The weed killer absorbs into the weed and works its way down through the roots.

The first sign of the weed dying off will be the browning of the tips of the plant and the wilting of the leaves. This process can take up to two weeks, unless the weed is large. In this case, the process for large or more resistant weeds may take up to four weeks before browning and wilting begin to show.

How long does it take to work?

Depending on the formulation of the Good Grow product you are using and the type of weed you are spraying, it will take between 30 minutes and six hours for the weed killer to enter the plant. You should not apply the weed killer if it is raining, or if it expected to rain within the next six hours. You also should not use the weed killer if it is windy, as this can dilute the product. Once the weed killer has entered into the plant and dried, it is rainproof and both people and animals can safely re-enter the treated area.

It can take 1-4 weeks to completely kills your weeds, it depends on the size, type and age of the weed.

How much do I need?

The amount of Good Grow that is needed to kill weeds will depend on the size of the area. Begin by measuring the width of the area. Follow that by measuring the height of the weeds that you want to kill. Some products work best on smaller weeds while there are other products that are aimed at killing weeds that are taller in height. Once you know of the size of the area, you can look at the various Good Grow products that are offered. There are gels as well as sprays and powders that can be used on various types of weeds and flowers that you might want to kill.

Why should I kill my weeds?

Though it can sometimes seem to be too much hassle to try to control weeds in your lawn or garden, it's worth the effort. Besides being unsightly, weeds take water and nutrients from the soil that would otherwise go to more desirable plants.

Weeds can also make an otherwise soft lawn uncomfortable, with many boasting thorns, prickles, or other irritants that can irritate bare skin as well as inflame allergies.Being designed to spread as far as possible, many others have pieces that will attach themselves to clothes and family pets.

Lastly, if left unattended, some weeds can grow so fierce that they can damage pathways and become a hazard to anyone who happens to walk along that particular route.

Why has it killed my grass?

Good Grow is a non-selective weed killer. This means that whatever plant Good Grow touches, it will kill. Ornamental plants, grasses, and so forth, should be protected when Good Grow is being applied to weeds so that only the undesirable weeds are eliminated. Once Good Grow is applied, it begins to take effect, so washing it off a plant may be ineffective.

Covering the grass or nearby plants with plastic sheeting is an excellent method for protecting them from the weed-killing effects of Good Grow. Smaller plants can be covered with upended plant pots or bowls to ensure that they are not sprayed. Alternatively, the weed can be covered with an open-ended cylinder and then sprayed through the top of the cylinder, which will protect neighboring plants.

Why have my weeds re-grown?

The weeds regrow because they never left. Active roots or seeds in the soil may come to life again, given time and moisture. Weeds may also regrow because the seeds are tracked in on shoes or clothing, or in the fur of pets or stray animals. Some seeds may also be blown in on the breeze, and take root in the soil.

If it has been raining, the additional moisture may have diluted or washed away any weed killer that was still near the surface.

To effectively remove weeds, it may be necessary to re-apply the weed killer as soon as new shoots or seedlings appear. If the problem keeps recurring, it can help to try adding a little extra, so that the product penetrates deeper into the soil to get any dormant roots or seeds that remain hidden.

Can I use it on my patio?

Absolutely. Good Grow is a recommended and popular herbicide in the treatment of weeds that show up in hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, walkways, and patios. Any active, growing weeds will absorb the herbicide and be eliminated. It is one of the most widely used weed killers, effective at killing a wide variety of nuisance plants. In many cities it is sprayed along walkways and pavements to keep weeds from returning. Spraying ensures that the product penetrates into cracks and crevices where seeds can germinate and grow into unsightly weeds.

Applying Good Grow promptly at the appearance of these plants can help ensure that outdoor recreation areas such as patios remain attractive, and safe from tripping hazards, as well as plant seeds that can irritate sensitive skin and become entangled in pet hair.

What is the "secret" ingredient?

Good Grow uses a systemic weed killer known as glyphosate, a broad spectrum systemic herbicide. A systemic herbicide are very effective as the herbicide is absorbed and translocated throughout the plant itself instead of just relying on contact. Because of the nature of glyphosate, it operates by being absorbed through the foliage of weeds instead of relying on contact with the roots, and protects the plants you want protected. This made glyphosate the most widely-used herbicide in the United States agricultural sector for some time.

Can it travel from one plant to another?

No. Good Grow products work within the weed by affecting certain plant enzymes involved in plant growth. Glyphosate, the active herbicide in this product, is mainly absorbed through plant foliage and very minimally through roots. It is formulated for the treatment of growing weeds, and will not have an appreciable affect from traces in the soil alone. It is absorbed by and affects those leafy plants to which it is directly applied. The plant's own natural growth carries the herbicide to growing points. Some herbicide is absorbed by the soil, but becomes inactive after a period of days.

Why is your product so expensive?

Although Good Grow may seem more expensive initially, it is actually very cost effective. Many of our competitors' products will require repeated applications, while Good Grow will eradicate your weeds with only one application. Other weed killers kill only the leaves and the visible parts of the plant; Good Grow goes into the ground and kills the root system, which ensures that the annoying weeds do not grow back.

Good Grow has several added-value products, such as our 1-liter, ready-to-use products and the Pump 'n Go line. Our weed killers also come with safety precautions such as a security trigger that prevents children from using the product, and a finger guard that is designed to prevent use by children.

All of these innovative features and more, as well as the effectiveness of our weed killers, make Good Grow one of the best values for the money.

What happens if I get it on soil?

Good Grow or glyphosate attacks a plant enzyme involved in synthesizing amino acids. It is absorbed mainly through the foliage but can also be absorbed through roots to a much lesser degree. It only affects plants that have already germinated.

When Good Grow is sprayed on the ground, it binds to soil particles. Micro-organisms living in the soil quickly degrade it into aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), an organic acid that is only weakly toxic. AMPA then breaks down further into phosphoric acid and manganese oxide. Depending on soil conditions, it can take Good Grow several days to several weeks to break down.

It is best to wait at least two days after spraying weeds with Good Grow to give the herbicide a chance to kill them. New plants should not be added to the area until the Good Grow has had a chance to degrade and become harmless.

Will it harm the soil?

Good Grow works only when used directly on plants and is ineffective if it is simply applied to the soil. The product is easily and quickly broken down by naturally occurring microorganisms in the soil, which allows you to continue planting in the soil that the treated weeds previously inhabited.

t is generally recommended that you allow treated weeds to remain for at least one week before you pull or dig them or till the soil, even if they already appear shriveled. This will ensure that Good Grow has enough time to enter the weed's root system, killing it at its source.

How long does it remain active in soil?

Due to the nature of Good Grow products, they are not active in the soil. Because of this, you will be able to reuse any soil that was treated by Good Grow products after just two days wait from the previous application. This will allow you to use and reuse soil as often as you see fit without any potential risk. You are also free to resume Good Grow treatment after replanting without concern.

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Safety Questions

When is it safe for my children to play?

Just as with all weed killers and chemicals, precautions should be taken to ensure children and pets are not in the area while using Good Grow. Once the treated area has dried thoroughly it's safe to let them re-enter.

While Good Grow itself poses no risk to the health of humans when used as directed, keep in mind that Good Grow is an effective product and should it get on healthy grass it can cause damage. Keep children and pets away from the treated area until it's dry to prevent them from tracking Good Grow from the treated area to other areas of your lawn.

I have cats or dogs can I still use it?

While Good Grow is one of the most potent, yet safe weed killers available, it is always better to not let any of your pets out-of-doors until the Good Grow application dries completely. This varies according to the Good Grow product you use. As such, is it recommended that you always adhere to the label directions accordingly.

Being especially effective on the grass of your lawn, Good Grow poses no risk whatsoever to the health of any wildlife once it's used in accordance with your label's indications.

Generally, if the temperature is warm and sunny, a pet should only be allowed into the treated area approximately 15 minutes after Good Grow is first applied to the grassy area. On humid, overcast days, pets can go into the treated area about 30 minutes after the initial application.

When can my kids or pets return to the area?

When can children and pets return to the treated area?

As Good Grow is absorbed by the plant, any product sprayed onto the leaves will dry. When the herbicide on the plant has dried, children and pets can be allowed to return to the area. Even though the herbicide residue has dried, absorption by the plant means that Good Grow will continue working to kill the weed.

While the active ingredient in this product is considered non-toxic to humans and animals, all herbicides should be used responsibly. Instructions, precautions, and recommendations on the label as to how much weed killer to apply, and when, should be followed at all times.

Will it kill my fish?

Q: Will Good Grow Kill My Household Fish? Is it harmful to other types of animals?

A: When used according to label guidelines, Good Grow weed killer will cause no harm to fish whatsoever. This product is harmless to fish, wildlife, and all household pets. Fortunately, the ingredients in each Good Grow product are designed to destroy weeds without affecting other plants or animals. Good Grow is one of the safest products on the market as far as weed killers are concerned. Each Good Grow product features a label with recommended usage guidelines. By following the label, there's nothing to worry about.

Does weed killer kill bees?

Q: Will Good Grow Products Harm or Kill Bees?

A: No, Good Grow products are safe for use around bees and will not kill them. While many weed killers are harmful to local bee populations, Good Grow products are 100% safe. Each Good Grow product is designed to target various types of weeds and leave everything else alone.

The special formulation ensures that bees remain safe and sound at all times. As bee populations decline worldwide, Good Grow is committed to creating products that are safe for one of the Earth's most important insects. Feel free to use these products around bees.

Does weed killer kill earthworms?

One of the biggest factors that affect how homeowners treat unsightly weeds is the effect that the weed killer may have on environmental organisms, such as soil-enriching earthworms, ladybugs and other organisms that are beneficial to a garden.

Good Grow, which contains a broad spectrum herbicide called glyphosate, is harmless to earthworms and other organisms when it is used as directed. While it has been shown to affect the growth and reproduction of microorganisms when used in excess, this weed killer is formulated to eradicate weeds quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need to re-treat sprayed weeds. To ensure optimal safety and effectiveness, use Good Grow only as directed on the label.

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Storage & Disposal

Do I need to wear protective clothing?

Even though Good Grow products are not toxic in small quantities when used properly, it can irritate the skin and eyes. While no protective clothing is needed when using Good Grow products, it is always recommended to wear gloves, long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. When mixing or spraying Good Grow, however, it is important to wear protective eye wear such as goggles since spray that comes into contact with the eyes can cause painful redness. It is best to think of Good Grow as a chemical agent and to act accordingly. By making sure to protect any exposed part of the body, especially those that are most sensitive, Good Grow is incredibly safe and non-toxic.

How do I store or dispose of your product?

Proper storage and disposal of household chemicals is key to protecting the environment and others.

Storing chemicals in their original packaging is not only safe - it's the law. Keeping containers tightly sealed and out of reach of children ensures that the product and the environment are uncontaminated. Avoid storing diluted portions of the chemical, as its effectiveness decreases with time.

If a spillage does occur, use paper towels to soak as much of the spill as possible, and then rinse the area thoroughly with water, including any plants you wish to keep that have been sprayed.

Never dispose of chemicals down drains or into the ground. Most areas have disposal sites where product can be taken and disposed of safely. Before disposing of empty containers, rinse them thoroughly with water, adding the rinse to the final spray of the product.

Do I have to use it all after mixing?

When using Good Grow Liquid Concentrates, it is wise to only mix the amount of weed killer and water that will be needed for the current application. If, by chance, there is concentrate mixture left over, it can be stored for up to two weeks. The liquid concentrate mixture should be stored in a safe place, out of the reach of children and pets.

The left over Good Grow Concentrate that has not been mixed yet, should be stored in its original container and closed tightly. Again, this container should be stored in a safe place, as well as a place where it will not be at risk of freezing and is dry. If properly stored, the original concentrate can be used the following year.

Can I keep leftover concentrate till next year?

If you're worried about whether it's all right to keep any Good Grow Concentrate that was unused until next season, the answer is yes. To avoid any possible confusion, just be sure to keep tightly sealed it in its original labeled bottle. Also, store it out of the reach of children, somewhere that's clean and dry and where it won't be in any danger of freezing.

While it's always a best practice to only purchase as much Good Grow as you plan to use each season, if you follow these simple rules, there's no reason that your Good Grow Concentrate won't be just as effective next year as it was this year.

Can I keep leftovers in my sprayer?

Good Grow Product should not be re-used again. With each application, the product should be used up. When using up the product, make sure to only use the minimum amount.If there is none left over, dispose of the contents by emptying any of the extra Good Grow product onto bare soil away form any drains or bodies of water.

The sprayer should then be rinsed thoroughly and then any left-over product mix should be disposed of in the same way. Always be sure to use care when emptying product and always empty contents away from a drain, pond or water point

How should I store it when not in use?

Good Grow weed killer is a powerful chemical agent that quickly clears away problematic weeds from gardens and lawns. Storing it properly is important to ensure the product is not contaminated, and your household is safe.

Always make sure to store all garden chemicals in the containers you purchased them in. The active ingredients may react negatively with materials in other storage containers. Be sure that the package has been closed completely before you put it away.

Partially opened containers can leak, damaging nearby objects. Make sure that the chemicals are stored in a safe place. Keep them out of reach of children and pets, and be certain that the product is far from any food or liquids.

How do I safely dispose on leftovers?

Q: My gardening season is over and I have some left over Good Grow products. How do I safely dispose of them?

A: Fortunately, you do not need to dispose of all of your Good Grow products; most of these chemicals can be stored until you have weeds again. If you decide to store your Good Grow products, make sure the chemicals are in their original storage containers. This is a legal requirement that prevents confusion in the future.

Tightly seal the containers and place them in a dry place that is not accessible by children. You should dispose of all chemicals that have been diluted or are not in their original containers. To dispose of old Good Grow products, you should take it to a local garbage center that collects household chemical waste. You should wash Good Grow chemical containers three times before you throw them away. Once the containers are washed, they can be treated like normal garbage.

Does it kill wild life?

Many modern homeowners have concerns about using Good Grow and other lawn and garden products because of the perceived threat to area wildlife. However, if you use Good Grow in the manner specified on the label, there is no unacceptable danger whatsoever to local wildlife populations. The main purpose of this product is to keep weed levels in check, providing your lawn and landscaping vegetation with the environment they need in order to thrive. If you adhere to the directions on the label, you will minimize any negative impact that the product may have on the health and well-being of local wildlife.

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If I make it stronger will it work better?

Using more of anything does not always mean better results. Good Grow weedkiller has been carefully tested to determine how much should be used on various types and amounts of weeds. Using more than the recommended amount will not heighten the effectiveness of the product and may prove hazardous to other plants, wild animals, pets, and even humans. Excessive use of Good Grow can cause brown spots to appear in lawns and kill desired plants. Excess weedkiller will also add pollutants to the environment and can contaminate underground water sources. Users of the product should always carefully follow directions on the bottle. Pesticides are poison and should always be used with care.

How much do I need to use in my sprayer?

How much Good Grow concentrate should I use in my sprayer?

It depends on which specific product is used, and the kind of weeds that are being treated. In general, follow these guidelines when mixing concentrate per liter of water (just a little over 2 pints), which treats about 20 square meters of weeded area:

For annual weeds such as chickweed or annual meadow grass, use 20 milliliters per liter of water. For other grasses, use 30 milliliters.

For perennial and broad-leaf weeds like dandelion and thistle, use 30 milliliters.

For brush weeds such as brambles and nettles, mix about 40 milliliters per liter of water.

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It's windy outside should I still use it?

No. You should not use Good Grow if it's windy.

The active herbicide in Good Grow is directly absorbed by growing foliage, so the herbicide mist spread by the wind can contact and damage other decorative and expensive plants that home owners want to keep safe.

While Good Grow is generally non-toxic to humans, animals, and aquatic life, excessive overspray and drifting product could be inhaled or ingested by someone with a special sensitivity. When using any weed killer product, people should read and follow all directions on the label.

How long does it need before rainfall?

At some point in time, when managing a lawn, weeds will spring up in an attempt to destroy all of the labor and efforts put toward lawn excellence. The easiest way to attack the problem is to tackle it before it starts, by applying weed killer.

Ensure that rain isn't in the weather forecast for at least two days prior to applying the product. Windy days should also be taken into consideration as the breeze may make it more difficult to spray the product directly toward its intended area.

Drifting weed killer can damage nearby flower beds so it is ideal to apply when the wind is minimal. It should be used on healthy strong grass; as a weaker lawn may be unable to withstand the potency of the product. If it should rain after spraying the lawn, it may be best to wait for the grass to dry and reapply.

It's raining or going to rain can I still use it?

Good Grow requires a short period of time to penetrate the weed after application; this can take between 30 minutes and six hours depending on the weather conditions. If it rains within six hours of application, the rainwater can wash away the Good Grow and reduce its ability to work effectively.

Therefore, it is important to wait to apply Good Grow when rain is not expected for a period of six or more hours. It is a good idea to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and choose to apply Good Grow on a day when rain is not likely; this will allow the application of Good Grow to be as effective as possible.

Can I use it on weeds in my pond?

Q: I'm having trouble with hydrilla and algae blooms in my pond. Can I use Good Grow weed killer and other products to get rid of vegetation in ponds or similar bodies of water?

A: No. You should never use weed killers or other related Good Grow problems to deal with vegetation problems in your ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water. Since water habitats are sensitive to changes in pH levels and chemicals, the use of herbicides in ponds should be left to professionals. Professionals can use aquatic weed killing agents in a manner that will not harm fish and necessary plants.

Why does it leave white marks on my path?

If too much Good Grow is applied, a residue might appear from where the product has evaporated. The white mark is because of the accumulation of extra product that has been crystallized during the drying process.There are no ingredients in Good Grow that will permanently mark or discolor a hard surface, and the crystals will quickly disappear and break down naturally.

Any sunlight and rainfall will accelerate this process.It's crucial to use Good Grow exactly as the instructions state, which includes suggestions on how to spray and distance to spray. When the instructions are properly followed, the product won't be applied heavy enough to cause any residue or build up.

When can I replant?

When Can Plants Be Reseeded or Replanted After Applying Good Grow Weedkiller to Weeds?

The technology used in Good Grow Weedkiller's effective formula allows the product's weed-elimination capabilities to only work when applied to plants. Once Good Grow makes contact with soil, the product becomes inactivated. The soil's microorganisms break down the product, allowing the soil to be viable for future replanting. Before reseeding and replanting, Good Grow needs time to move to the weeds' roots. Therefore, it is recommended that weeds treated with Good Grow Weedkiller should be left alone for approximately one week before cultivating the soil or digging and preparing the soil for a garden.

Can I use it in a watering can?

Q: I am searching for an effective way to apply Good Grow concentrates on my property. Can I use a watering can for this purpose?

A: Yes. You can apply Good Grow concentrates to your lawn or garden with a watering can, but it is not the most effective dispersal method. A watering can may cause you to waste large amounts of concentrates due to quick pouring. You can prevent this problem by using a sprayer instead of a watering can. Sprayers allow you to apply the smallest effective amount of concentrates to your target. A simple spray bottle is much better than a watering can for spreading concentrates.

Help I sprayed a plant I want to keep!

Good Grow is a powerful chemical, and it does its job of killing weeds quite well. Unfortunately, the product has no way to distinguish between weeds and the surrounding plant life.

Being precise when applying Good Grow is the best way to avoid problems with unintentional exposure, but accidents do happen. If a plant has been unintentionally exposed to Good Grow the quickest solution is to cut off the contaminated part.

If the exposed area is too large for the plant to survive having it removed, then the next step is to wash the area thoroughly. Be sure that the rinse water doesn’t splash onto other plants as this could expose them to the chemical.

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General Questions

What does systemic mean?

Systemic Weedkillers have the ability to destroy weeds right to the roots. When it's put on foliage, the weedkiller distributes throughout the entire plant and into the roots. This kills the plant from within. Because it's soaked in through the leaves, it's crucial that the weed features a lot of foliage. This is the reason why this type of weedkiller is ideal for treating everything from broad-leaved weeds to invasive weeds.

The weedkiller will then prevent the weed from growing, and it'll eventually end up dying.

The total process can take anywhere between seven days to many weeks, depending on weather conditions, climate and size and type of the weed.

What is a contact weed killer?

There are two types of weed killers: contact and systemic.

A contact weed killer damages the area of the weed to which it is applied. Usually, this is the leaves and stems. Although this may be effective temporarily, the weed often regrows because the root system remains undamaged. The new growth may be more resistant to contact weed killers.

A systemic weed killer penetrates the entire plant down to the root system and then kills the roots. This ensures long-term, weed-free results. Good Grow is a systemic weed killer that eliminates the weed's root system, which means one application is usually all that is necessary. No roots mean no regrowth.

What is a residual weed killer?

Residual weedkiller is a product that's designed to destroy persistent weeds. Weeds refer to the wild plants that tend to pop up in locations where they're not desired. Many people use weedkillers to do away with any annoying weeds that are located on their properties.

Residual weedkillers function by establishing surface barriers. These barriers are in place to stop fresh germination. They typically halt germination for roughly three months or so, although this sometimes differs. It's important for gardeners to understand that they shouldn't be employing this specific soil for planting purposes while residual weedkillers are busy doing their magic.

What is a perennial weed?

Perennial weeds can live for many years, and they typically can adapt to many adverse growing conditions such as poor soil and lack of water. Because of their vigor and ability to adapt to a variety of growing conditions, they can outperform the desirable plants in a garden. They are not affected by winter’s cold; their root systems store nutrients during the winter so they can rebound and grow stronger each spring.

As the root system develops over the years, it can become very deep and difficult to remove as it grows and spreads. If the homeowner digs up the perennial weed with a shovel, any tiny bit of root that he or she misses may develop into a new perennial weed.

What is an annual weed?

There are three types of plants: annuals, perennials, and biennials.

An annual weed has a life cycle of one growing season. Annual weeds will grow quickly and then die out, leaving an abundance of seeds to perpetuate their growth at a future date. Animals and the elements will spread the seeds and since weeds can grow almost anywhere, the plant will continue to survive.

The seeds from annual weeds can lie dormant for years or they can germinate during the next growing season. Weed seeds can germinate at temperatures that are too low for other plants so weeds will likely be in the garden and yard well before planting season arrives.

Are some weeds irritant?

Weeds are not only unsightly and a challenge to eradicate, but they can also be an irritant for both people and their pets. Some weeds are covered with prickles or thorns, making them painful to touch and difficult to pull up. Other weeds secrete chemicals that can cause allergic reactions such as itching and irritation, and still others are hazardous if eaten, posing a significant problem for households that contain pets or small children. In addition to this, because weeds rely on the spreading of their seeds for proliferation, many have pods or seeds that attach to clothing or fur.

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