View Full Version : Burn-Out? Any good?

Hometown Lawn Care
09-01-2003, 10:03 PM
I think that this is its name, but its supposed to be a all-natual non-selective herbicide, useing natual lemon and viniger acids to burn up the plants, anybody use this? and if so...any good?

09-02-2003, 12:48 AM
I've not heard of the brand but I use a similar product. Citric acid added to 20%+ acidity vinegar is a potent herbicide. You have to be careful where you apply it as it will "creep" beyond your applied area.

Something to consider also is the affect it has on the soil. From what I understand, the citric acid works as a contact while the vinegar is taken up by the roots and messes with the plants ability to take up water. As you mentioned, it's non-selective. Once everything you wanted killed has "assumed room temperature", you will have to correct the soil pH with calcium prior to planting anything else in the same location.

09-02-2003, 02:05 AM
If you are using it correctly, it is a foliar spray. It should not be dripping off onto the soil. The hotter the day the better it works.

This stuff will kill many plants and will not even touch some others. You will have to experiment. I have used my homemade recipe stuff on oxalis in my St Augustine lawn, on patches of bermuda, and English ivy.

My results: Oxalis dessicates completely in 4 hours. St Augustine overspray dessicates in 2 days. Bermuda turns brown in one day and turns green again in about 2 weeks. The English ivy was not affected at all.

Others have reported quick dessication of poison oak and ivy. Retreatment at least one time was needed to take it out.

Manufacturer's website (not much info)

Reseller's website (better info)
Front of BurnOut label in pdf format

Back of BurnOut label in pdf format

MSDS for BurnOut

You will also need to flush your sprayer with fresh water immediately if it has any metal parts in it.

09-02-2003, 11:08 AM
We use it around here to kill blackberries. You spray it directly at the base of the plant (soil) and wait. When sprayed as a foliar, it only kills some the leaves similar to your bermuda.

09-02-2003, 01:29 PM
Good to know. Thanks.

Hometown Lawn Care
09-04-2003, 09:25 PM
Hows it work on crabgrss?