Controlling Weeds in Landscape Beds: Roundup QuikPro

Controlling Weeds in Landscape Beds: Roundup QuikPro

Samuel Barrick

Over many years Roundup has been the industry standard for non-selective weed control and there is a good reason works well. Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, is an effective way to kill plants all the way down to the roots due to its translocation ability. 

The one issue that many people came across with Roundup is how slow it takes to burn down the plant. With regular Roundup, you might see results in a week with another week for it to brown out the plant completely. 

This is where Roundup QuikPro can make a difference. Roundup QuikPro is a combination of Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate along with Diquat. 

What Makes it Work So Fast? 

Diquat is an effective burn down herbicide that quickly kills plants within 24-48 hours depending on conditions. Roundup QuikPro is specially formulated to allow the glyphosate to still have time reaching the plants root system before the plant’s top growth dies which gives it the same killing power on roots as regular Roundup. 


Spraying Roundup Products Safely 

With recent controversy surrounding Roundup and its link to Cancer, it is important to read all labels and follow accordingly. Roundup has been scientifically proven safe* if following the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while measuring, mixing, and applying the herbicide. 

PPE should never be taken lightly even if you only spray once or twice a year. With any herbicide, there are risks involved if you do not properly follow the US EPA approved labels on each product. 


Mixing Rates 

Roundup QuikPro has an easy-to-use measuring cup that comes attached to the bottle, making measuring and mixing a breeze. As a water soluble formulation, Roundup QuikPro should only be measured in the provided measuring cup. 

Refer to the label for the most accurate measurement information. 


Keeping Weeds Gone for Longer? 

Roundup QuikPro, like other Roundup products, only kill plants that are existing. Once the product contacts the ground it becomes sterile. It is likely that after a roundup application, new seed will germinate and replace the area that you have just sprayed mostly if the ground was disturbed. 

A simple way to keep these areas clean longer is to apply a pre-emergent. You can add in a pre-emergent, like SureGuard, when spraying Roundup QuikPro. Or you can apply a granular pre-emergent before spraying Roundup QuikPro. 


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*Screenshot taken from US EPA