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Old 10-20-2013, 10:03 AM
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Is there a safe mixture for spot spraying out of a BP with Celsius and blindside?
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why would you want to use both Celsius and blindside? the blindside will get most weeds that's on the Celsius label.. I am not a big fan of spot spraying tired it doesn't work all that well so I stopped and started to just blanket the whole yard.. I did it mainly for sedge problems but one of greendoc's post said he wont play find the weed..and when I did this sure as **** in a few weeks there was more sedge that wasn't there or I didn't get.. so just blanket the yard and be done with it..
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:44 AM
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why would you want to use both Celsius and blindside? the blindside will get most weeds that's on the Celsius label.. I am not a big fan of spot spraying tired it doesn't work all that well so I stopped and started to just blanket the whole yard.. I did it mainly for sedge problems but one of greendoc's post said he wont play find the weed..and when I did this sure as **** in a few weeks there was more sedge that wasn't there or I didn't get.. so just blanket the yard and be done with it..
Do you blanket with a 4 gallon Pump style back pack?
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:55 AM
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Do you blanket with a 4 gallon Pump style back pack?
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He owns a zspray
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:32 PM
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Do you blanket with a 4 gallon Pump style back pack?
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no I have an acre of turf I use my z spray jr.. depending on your size of your turf is going to depend on the tools you need..if you have a smaller lot sure you can use a back pack.. do a search under greendoc's name he has a gas powered back pack..

how many sq ft of turf do you have?
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:26 PM
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no I have an acre of turf I use my z spray jr.. depending on your size of your turf is going to depend on the tools you need..if you have a smaller lot sure you can use a back pack.. do a search under greendoc's name he has a gas powered back pack..

how many sq ft of turf do you have?
10,000
I was looking at gas powered BP today. $$$$$
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:37 PM
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It is expensive. I will admit. But no worse than a proper mower or the proper tools for trimming. Cheap equipment or the wrong equipment gives you the equivalent results.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:00 PM
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lol that's what I use also and never had a problem with yellowing my yard.. the only problem I have had is when I use dismiss or blindside it leaves bad tire marks from my z spray jr.. it wasn't as bad when I lowered the dose to 4oz and acre or 3oz and acre but it still left tire marks pretty bad..i will usually blanket the yard a couple weeks after I have fertilized it...
That is the sulfentrazone contained in the Dismiss or Blindside being absorbed too much through the crushed and bruised leaves. I do not get foot prints from using a hand held boom, but even with a full engine drive backpack, I am at 200 lbs. Feeding the boom from the skid sprayer has my foot print at much less.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:25 PM
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10,000
I was looking at gas powered BP today. $$$$$
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joe if you are planning on doing this yourself just like me you have to buy the right equipment..with that gas powered backpack and a boom you can cover the 10k pretty quick..

that's why I went out and bought the jr bc I wanted to do it myself and I knew I had to get the right equipment or it wasn't going to get done or it wasn't going to get done right.. I got my jr in '07 and haven't had one problem with it and I only use it on my yard.. if you think you need a gas powered bp then get one yea it might be a few hundred dollars either get that so you can do it or hire someone who has the equipment..
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:27 PM
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That is the sulfentrazone contained in the Dismiss or Blindside being absorbed too much through the crushed and bruised leaves. I do not get foot prints from using a hand held boom, but even with a full engine drive backpack, I am at 200 lbs. Feeding the boom from the skid sprayer has my foot print at much less.
yea I didn't have that problem with I used a hand held sprayer.. I think in that case it would have been better if the boom was on the rear.. but that is the only problem I have is with dismiss so I just don't use it ...
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:40 PM
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To have an engine drive backpack with a hand piece capable of switching between a single tip and boom runs just shy of $1000. Again, why do people have no problems buying a rotary mower costing thousands, but a little less than that for good spray equipment is a problem? For me, a 10,000 sq ft lawn is done with the backpack, because I do not want to spend time removing contamination from my skid sprayer so it is safe for tree work. Now, if the lawn were over 1/2 acre, then it would be worth it. I set the tips and pressure to make the full tank cover 5000 sq ft per filling. Makes mixing easy.
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