Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 25
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 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 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
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by BaltimoreDave WORKS FINE -- DON"T BELIEVE THE NAY-SAYERS
I have used this product for several seasons, I have re-purchased it several times, and it works just FINE. It will kill weeds and grass exactly as indicated, but it will NOT cause weeds and grass to start looking like they're dying within 24 or 48 hours like some of the "big name" brands. It will take time before you will get results. If you want to speed up the process, then increase the mixture a bit -- the cost of the additional product is minimal, and after all, you're trying to kill, so there's no such thing as accidentally going overboard and doing unwanted damage.
The bottom line is that this product will do everything it's supposed to if you have a little patience. If you insist on instant gratification, then this product isn't for you. Don't write a negative review before you've given the product a chance to work.
July 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KristineH Use common sense folks
glyphosate.... is .... glyphosate.... okay let's use some logic here.... this is the main active ingredient in almost every weed killer on the market.... it works very very well.... although other brands work twice as fast they also cost twice as much ! I couldn't be more pleased with the results of this brand .... it took about 2 weeks for total weed destruction.... don't believe the other reviews.... use common sense ... glyphosate is glyphosate .... you can either microwave tough meat ... or crock pot it .... slow and easy wins this race for HALF THE PRICE !!!
May 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cubbie seems like I sprayed water..
Sprayed this product around my property a week ago and it has not killed any weeds. Used this in a 4 gallon backpack pump sprayer, at 1.5 the recommended strength with no visible results. Had this product worked well the value would have been great, instead I will have to get another product and waste another day spraying
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DC Kills brazilian pepper trees
I have been working on cutting down a couple brazilian pepper trees. This takes some time but it works great. Drilled some holes in various spots on the tree and filled them with this stuff and it seems to be working great.
June 12, 2016