Pros: Easy to use and inexpensive.
Cons: Hazardous to humans and pets.
There are a lot of different types of Weed & Feed products and Sta-Green is one of them on the market today, so how do you choose which one to buy. The easiest way that I know is to ask the attendant on the floor that stocks the shelves in your local home improvement store. Ever since we started cutting our yards several years ago, we have been using some type or this particular type of spray or spread mix and have never been disappointed with the outcome. Each of these bottles are 32 ounces and will cost you about ten dollars and you can usually find it cheaper if you purchase this in bulk at a warehouse club. I found this bottle for just under ten dollars at Lowe's. I have also seen this on sale at for $7.99. This product is made in the USA in St. Louis Missouri.
This magical stuff comes in several different size spray bottles, this one is a 32 ounce bottle that will easily screw onto the end of a garden hose. Each bottle will cover 7500 square feet. The mixture inside is a semi dark brown in color and is very lightweight. There is enough of this product in one bag to cover a decent size yard. This product is made from UREA (which plays a role in metabolizing the nitrogen that come in mammal urine), this gives off a strong ammonia odor when mixed with water. This product is used in many fertilizer products that kill weeds.
The total nitrogen is 20% and 20.0% is Urea Nitrogen.
What should this do for you?
This should do several things for you, and this is kill just about 35 weeds and they are: Black medic, Buckhorn, burdock, chicory, chickweed, clover, dandelion, dock, English daisy, ground ivy, healall, knotweed, lambsquarters, mallow, morning glory, oxalis, wood sorrel, pigweed, plantain, poison ivy, poison oak, purslane, ragweed, ted clover, stitchwort, speedwell, spurge, wild clover, wild carrot, wild garlic, wild lettuce, wild onion, yarrow, and a lot of other broad leaf weeds. This will not work well when the temperature gets above 85°. You can spray continually as weed are active and this will also come in handy if you have weeds that like to creep up through the cracks in your driveway and sidewalks.
This is hazardous to humans and pets.
This can cause eye irritation and is harmful if swallowed. You should avoid getting the overspray on or in your eyes and skin. Also avoid breathing in the spray mist. You should wear long sleeves and goggles when using this product. Make sure that you wash your hands after you get done. Plus, you have to be careful around flowering gardens, because the over spray or mist might get on your flowers and possibly kill them.
There is only a few things that you should know when using this weed and feed spray. You will need to make sure that you shake the bottle thoroughly to get it mixed up. You will also have to make sure that you stretch out the hose all the way to the end and work your way back. As I soon found out, no matter what size yard that you choose to this on for your needs, you will need to make sure that you pick enough bottles to do the whole job. Once you have chosen one that you want, you will need to hook this bottle up to your garden hose. Then pull your new bottle of spray and hose out of its holder and turn the bottle to spray and use this while you are in a swiping motion while you are walking. All the while you should make the paths overlap each other. This will help in dampening the spoil all the way to the roots and get the spray going in the right direction. This is kind of like walking throughout your yard and telling the weeds that it is time for them to go. You will be able to see how much is left inside of your container by the side of the bottle has a see through line to see the level of fluid that is left.
Once you have loosened the knob, you should be careful not to let too much more spray down onto the ground, spray lightly on the grass and new soil to provide stability. When this is done you need to wait to water the lawn for a few days. If you do this in a similar way to the back yard, you should get positive results just the way that we have. Every year we do this the same way and our lawn is a nice deep green and weed free. All of our neighbors are always compliment us on our lawn.
There are a few things that you should also consider if you want to make this a successful weed and feed. These are, you will have to make sure that you have the proper weather, and before you do use water make sure each time that it is not going to rain. In addition to all of this, don't forget that sooner is better than later, you may have to weed and feed your lawn again and again just to keep the weeds under control. The most important thing to remember, is that you will need to place the empty container in the recycle bin to help the environment.
If you are having trouble with your grass staying alive all summer long, I have found this to be the miracle cure for all of my problems. The only time that we really have to worry is when we go in vacation. But, for the most part this stuff will take care of all of your weedy plants plants. I can highly recommend this product. This will show some visual affects of dying weeds in as little as 24 hours. Within two hours you could possible see some wilting of the tall weeds.
"This is part of the Made in the USA Write Off Part 2"