Gallup home and garden is a glyphosate-based weed killer. It is industrial strength, but as you can probably guess from the name, it is marketed to home users. But how effective is this weed killer? What are the pros and cons? And more importantly, is it worth buying? Let’s find out with my complete Gallup weed killer review.
Gallup Weed Killer Review – My Honest Thoughts
Gallup home and garden is a glyphosate-based weed killer. It is industrial strength, but as you can probably guess from the name, it is marketed to home users.
Like all glyphosate-based weed killers, it is foliar applied (meaning you apply it to the leaves of weeds) and very effective. If you are after a potent weed killer and don’t care about anything else, then you can’t go far wrong with Gallup.
- Foliar applied total herbicide for the control of annual and perennial grass and broad-leaved weeds
- Quality glyphosate formulation with full amenity approval
Does Gallup Work
From my experience, yes, it works really well. I have used it to clear troublesome brambles and dandelions, and it was effective on both. I needed to increase the strength of the mix when using it on brambles, but this isn’t unusual with Glyphosate-based weed killers.
This stuff is so potent it can even kill trees. While this may sound positive, it can soon turn negative if you don’t control your spraying and get the weed killer where you don’t want it.
Don’t overdo it; keep an eye on the wind conditions to ensure the spray isn’t carried onto plants you don’t want it on. Once it touches the leaves of any plant, there is not much you can do to save them.
One word of advice if you are spraying a large area is to mix a dye into your diluted concentration. This way, you can easily see where you have and where you have not sprayed. Blue dyes are available just for this job.
- Gives a visual evidence of where a spray application has been made.
- Completely soluble with all water based systems. Non-toxic, Environmental friendly and safe to use.
- For use on golf courses, parks, athletic fields and any large grass areas.
- Gives temporary colour - disappears in a few days
- Note: Do not use with chlorine or any other product unless specified.
- Foliar Applied. Can be sprayed or even painted onto the leaves of the weed. From there, it will be absorbed by the plant and even taken down into the roots, killing the entire weed.
- Rainproof in 6 hours. No need to plan too far ahead, as long as rain is not forecast imminently, you can spray and forget, no time is wasted anxiously looking at the weather forecast!
- Industrial strength but available to the public. This is one of the few strong weed killers available to home gardeners and professionals.
- Doesn’t last long in the soil. This means you can plant in the same spot that you applied the weed killer in roughly seven days.
Drawbacks To Gallup
So I’ve talked about all the good things to do with Gallup, and now let me mention the bad. And while this is a Gallup
Let’s just start with the cold hard facts; glyphosate is really nasty stuff. When using it, you need to take precautions. Wear gloves as a minimum, but I also recommend using a respirator and goggles.
The National Pesticide Infomation Centre in the USA states the following:
“Products containing glyphosate may cause eye or skin irritation. People who breathed in spray mist from products containing glyphosate felt irritation in their nose and throat. Swallowing products with glyphosate can cause increased saliva, burns in the mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Fatalities have been reported in cases of intentional ingestion.”
So if you are going to use these weed killers, protect yourself and ensure there are no pets or children around when you apply the weed killer.