Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Chris from Bellingham, Wa
    05/09/2018
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    Can I re-plant in an area where Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate has been applied if I put with new soil over top of the sprayed area?
    I sprayed GroundClear on area that I intended to plant flowers and shrubs in after weeds and grass killed. Can I still plant with new soil over top of the sprayed area?
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate can prevent anything growing in the area for up to 1 year.  You will need to wait that time to plant in the treated area or completely remove the treated soil and replace with new to plant sooner

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    176 of 199 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Michele from Ct
    06/15/2019
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    Can I spray Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate directly around vegetables? Will it harm pets?
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate should not be applied near edible vegetation. Pets should be out of the area during the application and while wet. Once completely dry, it is safe for their return.

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    82 of 93 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Marie from Tallahassee, Florida
    08/26/2018
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    I want to use Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate in an area where there are other shrubs. How far away should I stay from them?
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    All bare ground/vegetation management products like Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate are recommended to be applied outside the dripline of desirable trees and plants to prevent their feeding roots from absorbing the product. Inside the dripline is where these roots are closest to the soil and could absorb any such product so we would not recommend using any in the area within any desired plant drip lines.  Additionally, be sure to protect any desired plants/grasses from overspray.

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    42 of 49 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by William from Mechanicsville
    08/22/2018
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    If I spray Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate near but not on a plant will the plant be ok?
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer contains two active ingredients, glyphosate for post-emergent plant control and imazapyr for long-term pre-emergent treatment. This product will affect any plants that you spray with it, but it can also kill plants if their roots contact treated soil. Since this product is designed to last in the soil for many months, you should not spray it where there would be any contact or runoff with the root systems of desirable plants. 

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    40 of 48 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Tim from Buchanan, Mi
    06/30/2019
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    Is it safe to pull the dead weeds after spraying them with Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate?
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    Weeds that have been treated with Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate can be pulled once dead.  It would be best to wait at least 2 weeks to be sure they are completely dead.  

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    32 of 37 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Rhonda from Toms River, Nj
    06/12/2019
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    Can I use Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate on rocks?
    Can I use Ground Clear on rocks I have an area where there's nothing but white rocks will it penetrate and keep the weeds from coming through
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate can be used around rocks, just be sure to water in well so that it can get down to the soil.

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    28 of 31 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Michael from Va Beach, Va
    02/20/2018
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    Will Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate kill moss on a patio?
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate will only kill grasses and weeds in driveways, walkways, patios and fence rows. You can use 30 Seconds Cleaner on a patio for moss.

     

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    20 of 28 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Cindy from Mendota
    07/06/2019
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    Should I weed eat before using Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate?
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    You should not mow or weed eat within 2 days before or 2 days application of Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate

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    18 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Frank from Lee's Summit
    07/19/2019
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    Is Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate harmful to bees?
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate should not harm bees when used as directed on the product label.  Apply in the morning when bees are less active to avoid any contact.

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    15 of 21 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Maryann from Phoenix, Az
    02/11/2020
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    Is Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate water soluble?
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    The product label for Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate states to “pour 1 qt into a sprinkling can and add 1 gal of water. Apply evenly over 75 sqft and let soak into ground, avoiding run off to nearby desirable plants.” 

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    14 of 17 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Donald from Bear Creek Township, Pa
    07/14/2019
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    Can I use Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate adjacent to a drinking water well?
    A

    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate should not be used around a well.

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    13 of 15 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Pablo from Pa
    06/17/2019
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    Would Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate damage a tree if I spray the tree root suckers?
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    All bare ground/vegetation management products like Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate are recommended to be applied outside the dripline of desirable trees and plants to prevent their feeding roots from absorbing the product. Inside the dripline is where these roots are closest to the soil and could absorb any such product so we would not recommend using any in the area within any desired plant drip lines.  Additionally, be sure to protect any desired plants/grasses from overspray.

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    13 of 16 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Elaine from Mchenry Il
    07/07/2019
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    Is Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate safe to use by a pool?
    I have rocks around my inground pool with a bunch of weeds and grass growing thru. I'm worried about when it rains that it will wash the chemical into my pool.
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    Yes, Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate would be safe around the pool as long as overspray is not getting in it during application.  After the area has dried unless the soil is completely displaced and gets into the pool there is no concern about rain getting the product into it as it only moves in soil areas.

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    9 of 14 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Deanna
    02/03/2020
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    Do you have Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate available?
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    We currently have Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate availbe for purchase. You can do so by clicking this link

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    5 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Shirley from Wi
    07/25/2019
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    Will Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate damage mature trees if I painted a buckthorn stump closer than the drip line?
    A

    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate has minimal risk of drifting.  If applied directly to the stump and allowed to dry prior to a rainfall it should not harm the surrounding trees.

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    4 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Eileen from Andersonville, Tn
    03/31/2021
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    Will Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate kill invasive Japanese Barberry?
    Also need a product which kills Chinese Privet.
    A

    Unfortunately, we do not carry any products labeled to treat Japanese Barberry.  However, after doing some research on a couple university websites, we have found 2 active ingredients that have been known to kill Japanese Barberry. Cutting the stump and applying products with the active ingredients Glyphosate or Triclopyr has been shown to have great results for killing Japanese Barberry.  The Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate contains a small amount of glyphosate, but it may not be enough to prevent regrowth on tough plants.

    Ferti-Lome Brush Killer and Stump Killer has the active ingredient triclopyr which can be used as a stump killer.  The product needs to be applied directly to the fresh cut stump in order for it to be effective.

    The only product we currently have labeled for privet is PastureGuard HL, but this product is not labeled for use in residential areas.

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  • Asked by Bob
    10/05/2022
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    Will Ortho Ground Clear Vegetation Killer Concentrate kill Porcelain Berry Vines?
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    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate is a glyphosate based product that should kill whatever it touches. When dealing with vines though, you generally want to use it at the highest rate. 

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  • Asked by James from Clarkton, N.c.
    06/21/2021
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    Can I spray GroundClear in my vegetable garden to kill grass and weeds without it killing my vegetable plants?
    A

    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate should not be applied near edible vegetation. Please be sure to review the product label for more information and complete application instructions.

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  • Asked by Beth from Beaverton
    07/18/2021
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    Is Ortho Ground clear vegetation killer safe to spray around my cut down lilly bulbs
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    No, the Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate will kill anything and everything it touches. 
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  • Asked by Betty from Sun City West
    09/04/2021
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    Will tomato seedlings be affected by an application of Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate that was applied about 2 feet away from the seedlings. Worried about the tomatoes possibly absorbing the herbicide.
    Husband sprayed today 9/4 tomato seedings within 2 1/2 feet. Tomato will produce fruit in 45 days. Want to know if ground clear may potentially be absorbed by this plant.
    A

    Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate works by killing vegetation down to the root, and by preventing new growth for at least one year.  According to the product label, this should not be applied before planting lawns, fruits, vegetables, flowers or other plants, because this product remains active in soil for up to one year.  We recommend contacting the manufacturer directly for clarification by either calling 1-800-225-2883, or by visiting their website's contact page here.

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