Ortho Killex vs Roundup Weed Killer

If you are looking for a weed killer to take care of the weeds on your lawn, this article will help you compare two of the most popular weed killers on the market. Ortho Killex is a concentrated liquid mixed with water before use.

Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate is also an application and needs mixing or dilution before being used. We’ll discuss how each product works, its cost, pros and cons, its risks, and more!

Killex Vs Roundup Table

There are many different weed killers on the market, but Ortho Killex and Roundup weed killers are two of the most popular. However, it is hard to know which one is best for you.

Killex

Roundup

Active Ingredients of Ortho Killex is 2,4-D, Mecoprop-P, and Dicamba

Active Ingredients of Roundup Weed & Grass Killer is Glyphosate and Diquat

Wipe Out Lawn Weeds Effectively!

You Get Visible Results In 3 Hours

Effective Weed Control For Lawns & Won’t Harm Grass

Kills Weeds To The Root So They Wont Come Back

Mix Ortho Killex of 6 ml per gallon of water to treat 50 square feet

Mix 3.2 oz per gallon of water which can treat up to 160 sq. ft

Simply Mix The Concentrate With Water And Apply With A Hand-held Tank 

It Works By Targeting An Enzyme That Is Essential To Plant Growth 

Safe For Pets And Children After It Dried

People & Pets Safe After Spray Has Dried

Ortho Killex is a selective herbicide, meaning it will only kill the weeds that you target.

It's a non-selective herbicide, which means it will kill any plant with which it comes in contact

Avoid Watering For 24 Hours After Applying

Economical To Treat Large Areas (Rainproof in 30 minutes)

It Controls Over 50 Different Lawn Weeds, Including Dandelions, Ground Ivy And Ragweed

Kill Any Type of Toughest Weeds And Grasses Down To The Root

Why Compare?
Both of these weed killers are effective in getting rid of weeds, but there are some key differences that you should be aware of before making a purchase. Let’s take a look at how each product works, its cost, pros and cons, risks involved with use, and more!

Ortho Killex can eliminate more than 50 types of weeds growing on your lawn, including dandelion, ground ivy, and plantain. You just mix it with water and put it in a tank or backpack sprayer to apply it.

Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus is an excellent way to kill the weeds in your garden. It is simple to use, and you can just put it near the plants or trees you don’t want there. You can also use it on walkways, driveways, and other areas outside.

The main difference between Ortho Killex and Roundup Weed Killer is that Roundup is a non-selective herbicide. This means that it will kill any plant it comes in contact with, while Killex is a selective herbicide, meaning it will only kill the weeds you target. It won’t harm grass.

Active Ingredients
The active ingredients are important to consider when purchasing a weed killer. The active ingredient in Ortho Killex is 2,4-D, Mecoprop-P, and Dicamba. In contrast, the active ingredient in Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate is glyphosate and diquat.

The 2,4-D is an herbicide that is used to kill broadleaf weeds, while Mecoprop-P is used to control grasses. Dicamba is a selective herbicide that is used to kill broadleaf weeds. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide that will kill any plant with which it comes in contact. Diquat is a non-selective herbicide that is used to kill aquatic weeds.

What it Kills?
Ortho Killex is a selective herbicide that will kill over 50 types of weeds, including dandelions, plantain, and ground ivy. Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate is a non-selective herbicide that will kill any plant that it comes in contact with.

Where To Use It?
The ortho killex and roundup weed killer can be used in different places. You can use it around flowers, shrubs, and trees; on patios, walkways, driveways, gravel areas, and mulch beds, along fences and foundations, in large areas for lawn replacements or garden plot preparation; freshly cut woody stumps, and more.

Another important thing you need to follow that were not to use those weed killers. In short, we can say avoid spraying flowers, shrubs, vegetables, and fruit crops.

Mixing Ratio
Ortho Killex comes as a concentrated liquid that is mixed with water before use. The mixing ratio of Ortho Killex is 6 ml per gallon of water to treat 5 square meters (50 square feet). On the other hand, Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate needs to mix 3.2 oz per gallon of water which can treat up to 160 sq. ft. Mixing ratio is important because of the best outcome.

How to use Ortho Killex
You can mix the concentrate with water and put it in a hand-held tank or backpack-type sprayer. If you want it to be diluted automatically (no mixing needed) and for really easy application, use it with the Scotts Dial’ N Spray Hose-End Sprayer and say Goodbye to the weeds! Spray until the weed gets wet but don’t drench them. Re-spray if needed to maintain control of tough weeds.

How to use Roundup Weed & Grass Killer
To get the best results, add six oz of the product per 1 gallon of water before spraying. When spraying, aim for even distribution over 300 sq. ft. Make sure to wet the weeds or grasses you want to kill thoroughly.

If you’re only treating specific areas, shield desirable plants with cardboard or plastic to avoid them getting sprayed accidentally. If they are sprayed, rinse them off with water immediately.

Our Observation
After using both of those weed killers, we observed some pros and cons. For example, Roundup Weed & Grass Killer is a non-selective herbicide, which means it will kill any plant with which it comes in contact. So, you have to be careful when using it.

On the other hand, Ortho Killex is a selective herbicide, meaning it will only kill the weeds that you target. It won’t harm grass. The main difference between Ortho Killex and Roundup Weed Killer is in the active ingredients.

Ortho Killex contains the active ingredients of Mecoprop-P and Dicamba, while Roundup Weed & Grass Killer contains glyphosate and diquat. Both products are effective in killing weeds, but Ortho Killex is safer to use around desirable plants since it is selective.

If you are looking for a product to safely kill weeds without harming your grass, Ortho Killex is the best choice. However, if you need to kill tough weeds and don’t mind harming your grass in the process, Roundup Weed & Grass Killer is a good option.

We hope this article helped you decide which product is best for your needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below, and we will be happy to help. Thanks for reading! Until next time, have a great day!

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