How many of Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer do I need to use on a stump?
The previous answer was totally wrong. It strung together two unrelated parts of the instructions. Instruction for killing plants: takes 1 to 6 weeks for plant to die Instruction for killing stump: Paint once? Do not tell us that the stump will disintegrate in 1 to 6 weeks -- that is wrong. The root system may be poisoned in 1 to 6 weeks, but the stump will not look any different in one month or two months or even three.
It will take 1-6 weeks to kill the root system. You will still have to do your part by removing the stump. Fertilome Brush and Stump Killer will kill the root system and make the stump stop sprouting but it does not make the stump disappear. The exact wording on the product label is "To kill Stumps and prevent sprouting, apply the undiluted product with a paint brush or backpack sprayer to completely cover the freshly cut surface. Do not reuse paint brush. Wrap in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash."
Answer last updated on: 03/22/2011