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Herbicidal Soap is a fast-acting weed, algae and moss killer. It does not stain concrete, pavement, stucco or wood. Herbicidal Soap is a non-selective herbicide that controls many common annual weeds. Herbicidal Soap suppresses the growth of some bi-annual and perennial weeds. It can be used in cultivated areas prior to planting grass, flowers and vegetables. Areas can be re-sown five days after treatment. It can also be used on weeds, algae or moss growing on or around buildings, sidewalks, fences, trees, bark mulch, driveways, patios and gravel. Herbicidal Soap can be used at any time during the year. Best results are obtained with young, actively growing weeds, less than five inches in size.
Weeds controlled or suppressed by Herbicidal Soap include the following: Chickweed Plantain, Corn spurry Redroot pigweed, Groundsel Round leaved mallow, Lamb’s-quarters Sheep sorrel, Mouse-eared chickweed Shepherd’s-purse, Mustards Stinkweed.
Use on weeds within vegetable and flower gardens, landscaped areas, and lawns. Also use on weeds in the vicinity of small fruits and fruit trees. Around and on buildings, sidewalks, fences, bark mulch, driveways, patios and gravel.
Shake well before using. Mix 26 oz. of Herbicidal Soap in 1 gallon of water and spray weeds until runoff. Apply the mixed solution at 2.5 - 7.5 gallons/1,000 sq. ft. (3-9 fl. oz./sq. yd.). Any standard hand-held or backpack sprayer can be used. Spray weed thoroughly, using a coarse nozzle setting to reduce drift. Thorough coverage is extremely important. For spot
treatment of individual weeds, apply the mixed solution to the center of plant to the point of runoff. Plant damage will be visible from a few hours to 2 days after spraying. Repeat treatments every 2 to 3 weeks to control new weeds growing from seed and re-growth from bi-annual and perennial weeds. Avoid spraying desirable plants.
Herbicidal Soap can be used at any time during the year. The best results are obtained with young, actively growing weeds, less than 5 inches high. Herbicidal Soap works best during warm and dry conditions. Application during cold weather may delay appearance of plant damage. If rain falls within 3 hours of treatment, an additional spray may be required.