How to Select the Right Roundup for Weed Control


Controlling weeds in your yard can seem like a never-ending process. As you kill existing weeds, new ones can pop up almost immediately. The most common product to kill weeds is a non-selective herbicide called Roundup. To make killing weeds even easier, there are different kinds of Roundup to use, depending on the final result you are seeking. The different kinds include regular Roundup, Roundup extended control and Roundup for killing poison ivy and tough brush. It is crucial to select the right Roundup for weed control in order to achieve the best result.

Step 1

Identify what kinds of weeds you will be using the Roundup on. For small and simple weeds, you'll use the regular Roundup. If you will be spraying thick brush and/or poison ivy you will need Roundup for poison ivy and tough brush.

Step 2

Identify how long you want to keep weeds until control. Consider using Roundup extended control for areas where you want to kill weeds and prevent weeds all summer long. This is ideal for sidewalk cracks, along driveway edges and on patios.

Step 3

Purchase your desired Roundup from you local home improvement store.

Step 4

Mix the designated amount of concentrate with water and apply to your weeds with a pump-up sprayer.

Things You'll Need

  • Roundup
  • Garden hose
  • Water source
  • Pump-up sprayer


  • Scotts: Roundup Weed and Grass Killer
Keywords: Roundup for weed control, regular Roundup, Roundup extended control, poison ivy and brush

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Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.