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Old 04-08-2014, 01:52 PM
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Dandilions

I normally only work with warm season-turf on the coast. However one of my best friends has a business with about a 100' strip down the side of his building that is almost yellow with dandelions. I have plenty of Gordon's 3 wayand Drive. Any suggestions to which surfactant will work best to begin to knock them down.
Sorry for the dumb question, but I just don't do much cool season turf like his fescue/bluegrass mix.

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Old 04-08-2014, 04:39 PM
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I use Chameleon non ionic. Works well.
But honestly Dandy's are easy prey. Mix your 3 way at max rate and have at em. Spike with Octane if you want a quicker visual effect.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:58 PM
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I use the generic 90/10 from JDL/Lesco
The 3 way should work fine, but I'd leave the Drive out unless there was CG
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:18 PM
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:30 PM
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Warm humid conditions are best. Over 55 and humid with any good wetting agent should work nicely.
However--once the flowers turn upside down and its been mowed a couple of times--sometimes the biggest dandelions with deepest roots will survive. Best to spray them in the fall when the new dandelion plants are only about 4 inches in diameter.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:13 AM
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Thanks guys--not a big issue on surfactant--I use about three main ones for the warm season turf. The use of cool season A.I. are so seldom that remembering which one works best is almost a guess. Thanks again.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:15 PM
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Sure it is dandelions and not asiatic hawksbeard? Reason I ask is because it is everywhere down here, becoming a real problem. One or two unmaintaned yards and the neighbords full.
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