Old 09-11-2001, 07:28 AM
lakegastonla lakegastonla is offline
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What do you spray lawns with?

I have a few new customers that need to have their front lawns taken out with roundup and started from scratch. All I have are backpack sprayers, is there a quicker way?
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Old 09-11-2001, 08:36 AM
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Northern and Farm and Fleet have 12 volt sprayers in 15 and 25 gallon sizes. I'm sure other places like AM Leonards probably do too.
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Old 09-11-2001, 03:52 PM
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You could also use a hose sprayer. It's just the bottle you put your (properly mixed) concentrate into, and just hook to your hose and go.

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Old 09-11-2001, 10:02 PM
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If it's not a large lawn, I would just stick with the backpack, unless you are going to be doing a lot of this work. If you put down 5L per 1K sqft (Yah I am a hybrid Canadian, part Imperial, part Metric!) a 15L backpack will do 3K sqft.
Timewise there are faster ways, but make sure any investment is worth it.

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Old 09-12-2001, 11:46 PM
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I would not spend $1500.00 on a new sprayer just for these jobs (unless you do 50 a year) assuming you don't have one yet. Use the back pack. Just charge accordingly. If, however, you do have a tank sprayer, make sure you really rinse the entire system. Roundup is really destructive to internal pump parts.
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Old 09-13-2001, 05:24 PM
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I would check my fire with a big sprayer of non-selective! You could really hurt stuff....get my DRIFT???
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Old 09-17-2001, 01:38 AM
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Add .2 lbs per gallon of 21-0-0 Ammonium sulfate to 1% Round-Up for faster and better Kill. 1/5 Lb 21-0-0 to 2.75 oz of 41% R-up pro per gallon.
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