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[Canadian Tire] Scott’s Weed-B-Gon 1litre concentrate $29.93 YMMV

In-store Product discontinuation. This is the concentrated form that you can dilute to the strength you want. This 4.43% concentration product is rapidly disappearing. Scott’s is replacing it with a new branded Weed-B-Gon MAX with a drastically reduced concentration of only 2% chelated iron. Note I am not a fan of the pre-mix product which was only 0.25% chelated iron.

Note the better discontinued product varies in price at different CTC outlets so definitely YMMV.
Weed-B-Gone Concentrate $29.93.
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Jan 31, 2018
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amac wrote:
This 4.43% concentration product is rapidly disappearing. Scott’s is replacing it with a new branded Weed-B-Gon MAX with a drastically reduced concentration of only 2% chelated iron.
Ugh, even at ~4% and diluted this stuff is expensive and ineffective. The 2% is going to be terrible. All the more reason to find a source of Killex or Par3.

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OneAndTrueHeir wrote: Ugh, even at ~4% and diluted this stuff is expensive and ineffective. The 2% is going to be terrible. All the more reason to find a source of Killex or Par3.

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Well the problem is: where can we find those 2 ( killex or par3)?
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This stuff is not effective. They have to sell it after the good broadleaf herbicides got outlawed for us peasants. Golf courses though, of course! Couldn't force the politicians to play golf with those god awful dandelions. Every farmer outside of town has an absolutely stunning lawn as well, since agriculture is still allowed to use it. I fully understand that it's required for no-till farming. Great, but why would you outlaw it for the tiny percentage of suburbanites when the vast, vast majority of usage is giant farm fields?

Boils my blood. Rant over.
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puscasuvasile636554926884440997 wrote: Well the problem is: where can we find those 2 ( killex or par3)?
Lawn Products or Amazon for Killex at inflated prices, but will ship anywhere in Canada. Usually eBay for Par3.

In some provinces, Canadian Tire or Home Depot will sell you Killex for 'poison ivy at the cottage', but you would have to buy in store and have a compliant staff member.
pencil364 wrote: Boils my blood. Rant over.
I tend to agree. But some blame also goes to idiots who don't use the product properly. It is dangerous at high concentrations.
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Do you guys know any product that works against crab grass? I doubt this one does
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dealophil wrote: Do you guys know any product that works against crab grass? I doubt this one does
Doesn't exist, just overseed like crazy. Been doing research on pre emergents and corn meal doesn't work, which is the only legally allowed product in Ontario
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weed b gone is garbage! Don't waste your money and time on this water. KILLEX all the way, never had any weeds on the lawn after using Killex. I do 2 treatments, one in spring and one in fall for a weed free grass. Buy the container with the hose attachment so you can just attach it to your hose and spray the lawn. Only $16-18 at local Home Depot or CT (more expensive). There is a reason why Killex is locked up at the store and needs staff to open it and ask you questions. Usually it's a kid who doesn't care and I just buy a bunch at once. I will never waste money and time with anything other then Killex for weeds
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Also on sale at TCS for $31.99 if having trouble finding it at CT.
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raskal wrote: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/kill ... p.html#srp

or is there a different Killex product that's better?
Interesting. I thought Killex was banned years ago in Ontario. (Hence, all the dandelions growing every Springtime)
Unless this is a different chemical formulation from previous version when it was still allowed to be used.
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Webhead wrote: Interesting. I thought Killex was banned years ago in Ontario. (Hence, all the dandelions growing every Springtime)
Unless this is a different chemical formulation from previous version when it was still allowed to be used.
It's not in stock in Ontario
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Weed B Gone is terrible, I bought Killex last year at Canadian Tire, just tell the customer rep. you use it for poison ivy and they'll sell it to you.
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Thank goodness that I haven't had much to fight with for the last few years.

However this year, I had some weeds in the front lawn and went with these "illegal" ones and it sure is great seeing brown spots now (gives me more work to do ... Hahaha) :

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Only used it for the front lawn on the three sections that I don't take care of much. My main lawn at the front looks great!

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micromen wrote: . KILLEX all the way, never had any weeds on the lawn after using Killex. I do 2 treatments, one in spring and one in fall for a weed free grass. Buy the container with the hose attachment so you can just attach it to your hose and spray the lawn.
This is why Killex has been outlawed in so many provinces.
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So it seems like most would recommend killex? Is this equivalent to Spectracide. Had my lawn reseeded and aerated. Have ton of weeds. Will Killex work better then Spectracide? Don’t want to make a trip down south (when borders open) for Spectracide or something equivalent.

Shipping with Lawn products is expensive. Might buy if someone wants to split costs. Located in Milton.
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jdmfishingonly wrote: Thank goodness that I haven't had much to fight with for the last few years.

However this year, I had some weeds in the front lawn and went with these "illegal" ones and it sure is great seeing brown spots now (gives me more work to do ... Hahaha) :


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Only used it for the front lawn on the three sections that I don't take care of much. My main lawn at the front looks great!


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Where did you get them from and where are you located?
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Anywhere to get Weed and Feed??
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micromen wrote: KILLEX all the way, never had any weeds on the lawn after using Killex. Buy the container with the hose attachment so you can just attach it to your hose and spray the lawn. Only $16-18 at local Home Depot or CT (more expensive).
If your lawn isn't too big, you'd be better off cost and environmental-wise using a handheld pump sprayer. Easily 2 bottles Vs 1 capful of this stuff for my lawn. Also, it is a good idea to add a surfactant into the mix so it sticks to the weed leaves. Otherwise, the droplets will just roll off.
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I use some vinegar, water and dishsoap. Very lightly. Does the job.

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