Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 30
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Benny Store Brand Alternative to Round Up
Nowadays weeds have become more resistant to herbicide and i have given up on using round up. I tried this brand and doubled the recommended dosage per gallon. It killed all the weeds in a 97℅ weed infested yard with at least 6 different kinds of weeds in it. By the 3rd day after spraying the weeds started to change to a pale green and started to droop. By the 5th day they were all dead. By 7th day they were completely dry and brown. This stuff really works. I give it 4 stars for the sole reason that if i used the recommended dosage it took an additonal three days to see results.
August 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RH1 VERY effective, economical alternative to Roundup...just follow the directions!
I've used this product all season with great results. The active ingredient, glyphosate, is the same and in the same concentration as Roundup Pro, and has been equally effective in my usage. Mixing to stronger concentration levels doesn't improve effectiveness, it just wastes your money.
Just remember to read and follow the directions dummy! Apply when the weeds are growing and actively transpiring (when it's sunny), preferably in the morning when it's calm and there's no rain in the forecast.
Then, wait and be patient... It takes several days to kill.
I'm trying to control weed growth in over 4 acres of gardens and HDX is a great money saver!
June 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by detredwingsfan About the same effect as water.
We have a lot of gravel walkways and weeds are always popping up. There is too much area to spray completely so I spot spray every couple weeks using a tank sprayer and concentrate. I have used all the brands of Weed and Grass Killer and most are effective or somewhat effective. This HDX Concentrate has about the same effect as watering the weeds. A week after I sprayed there was no difference, the weeds were still there and some new ones. I switched back to Spectracide and within a couple days or less, the weeds started to wilt. I bought the HDX since it is Home Depot's brand and thought it would be good value instead it was a waste of time and money. This is the last time I buy an HDX brand product.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HDXkilller HDX WEED AND GRASS KILLER
Have used other products and the weeds came back. Used HDX as instructed except add 1 tablespoon of SALT. Look at the Roundup Pro it has sodium. With this formula it will kill anything in 2 to 5 days. Make sure what you spray you want to die, because it will!!!
August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by banatet great product & money saver
What a savings and great results.If you want immediate kill stay with round up, but if you want total kill use HDX. It takes longer but worth it. Caution, works on grassy and broadleaf at general weeds, but if you read instructions on how to kill perennials use 2.5 fl. ounces,not 1.5 per gallon. Very impressed and must buy.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by firesfate Great Product! It will not disappoint!
I finished all of my Round Up concentrate and wanted to find a cheaper alternative. I saw this on the shelf and decided to give it a try and I was naturally worried it was a waste of time and money but I was wrong. This product is better than Round Up in my opinion. First the value is great being less than half the cost of Round Up. Second the effectiveness is incredible. When I got home I mixed the solution into my garden sprayer according to the directions. I have a 2 gallon sprayer and I mixed enough to fill it because I had a lot of overgrowth that I needed to take care of in my gardens around flowers and I wanted to do some liquid edging around my sidewalk and driveway. The difference is the time of visual effectiveness between this product and Round Up. Round Up I could usually see some type of wilt on the weeds by the end of the night if I sprayed in the morning. This stuff is much different. Two or three days later it will still look like you didn't spray but let me tell you, the next day it looks like you unleashed chemical warfare on those weeds and unwanted grass. It did not affect my flowers (I did take care to not get much on them). When this stuff decides to attack it doesn't hold back. This stuff killed plants that were persistent with Round Up and they didn't just fall halfway down, they were in full on decay by day 5 or 6. I mixed a little more in a spray bottle for some spots I could see I missed and it was just as effective again. You won't regret this purchase, it is the real deal and will save you considerable money over Round Up concentrate.
August 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Max Absoulte junk (HD didn't let me use the word I wanted to)
This stuff is a waste of time and a waste of money. I bought it because the HD rep in the garden department convinced me it was better than Roundup and less expensive. She was wrong.
Now, truth be told, I'm trying to kill off a forest of Pachysandra that proliferates quicker than the flu at a daycare center. So, definitely not the easiest stuff to conquer.
But even after THREE sprayings (the last of which was over 2x the HIGHER recommended concentration -- I used 6 oz per gal), the only difference I can notice is that the leaves are a lighter shade of green, but even after 8 weeks, that's about it.
I don't know, maybe this stuff works fine on the little weeds that sprout out of the cracks in your driveway or pavement, but for anything serious, save your time and money.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ksguy Good alternative to Round-Up
This product is a good, less expensive alternative to Round-Up. I found that its effectiveness is quite weather sensitive. An application I made around Easter took quite a long time to have any effect on the plants that were sprayed (close to two weeks); subsequent uses during hot, sunny weather have yielded visible results within 36 hours.
I use this primarily for spot treatment on a brick sidewalk, cracks around the driveway, killing weeds that pop up in rock beds and under the deck, and to keep a weed and grass free area under the fence around my vegetable garden. I've also used it to clear large areas such as an area in the front yard where I intended to put some small ornamental trees and a flower garden in place of the grass that was there.
If you follow the exact directions, this product will work for you as well as Round-Up. Do not expect it to work on plants or heavy brush that are not on the label. I got lucky and it happened to take out some poison ivy that was climbing up the side of my workshop, however, when I sprayed an overgrown drainage swale at the back of my property, the only thing left standing was poison ivy.
July 13, 2016