Updated: June 8, 2015
Weed Killer Reviews:Maintaining a nice backyard lawn or landscaped yard requires constant attention to weeds and having the area professional sprayed each year isn't always an option. Common weeds that are problems are dandelions, crabgrass, ivy, ragweed, morning glory, and nutsedge. You can always pull/pick weeds or dig weeds up, but they always seems to grow back. Turning the soil over, over mulching the weeded area is another good idea. In recent years people have become more aware of pesticides/herbicides that are used in weed control and to some this is a problem. Most weed control products contain herbicides, but using them in small amounts should not harm plants/wildlife. Perhaps the most popular weed killer out there is Roundup. Roundup is a systemic, non-selective herbicide for controlling unwanted grasses, weeds, plants and contains glyphosate. Roundup QuikPro Dry is great for unwanted weeds in your lawn or garden. Roundup Super Concentrate Herbicide us rain proof and comes in a quart container for $49 and makes up to 21 gallons of finished solution. Burnout Weed and Grass Killer is $9.95 and works quickly, while Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate ($9.99) kills over 66 types of weeds including dandelions, chickweed and clover and doesn't harm lawns.
Buying Guide - Other top selling herbicides and weed killers are Vantage, Scythe, Pramitol, K-77 Root Killer, Foaming Root Killer, Sahara DG, and Manage. Other weed control products include Turf King, Triple Threat, Barren, Weed Easy, Eliminator (Aquatic weed killer), Zap It Ultimate, Zap It. You can find weed killers at your local home improvement stores (Lowes, Home Depot) or places like Walmart and Target. Some are better than other for certain types of weeds so read the label carefully. Weeds are classified as either broadleaf, grass or sedge. Almost all lawn care and weed control sites we researched mention that having a healthy lawn will almost always eliminate weed problems since a thriving lawn competes against weeds for light moisture and soil nutrients. I kept having moss issues on my lawn and thought it was something that I couldn't get rid of without spraying. Turns out once my lawn started growing better, the moss disappeared since it couldn't compete for nutrients and water. Our overall opinion on weeds is that they are easy to just pull out of garden beds and landscaped areas of the yard without having to spray chemicals on them. On the other hand, weed control within a lawn area is tougher to handle and may require a professional gardener to kill just the weeds while leaving the grass/lawn alone. No sense in killing your entire lawn just to eliminate a handful of weeds (mostly dandelions anyways). One last weed killer that we didn't see mentioned online is Ortho Weed-B-Gon Lawn Weed Killer 2 which sells for about $15. You can browse top selling weed killers here.