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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Wes Parker, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Question. During those thunderstorms, is there a lot of ponding and runoff created in the lawn? The labeling on Celsius and Monument is pretty liberal compared to 2,4-D based products or Simazine. I would like it to stay that way. When the active ingredients are detectable in ground and surface water, things change.
     
  2. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With heavy rain and our clay soil there is run off, there is not much pounding in MY yard but they graded the yard for run off into my driveway right in to the gutters.
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  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    The gutters go into public waterways? :nono: Runoff from residential lawns is a good way to get products restricted, then banned.
     
  4. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am not sure if they go into public water ways. We have sewers and what I call gutters at the end of streets that accept all storm water. I am guessing chemical run off can't be that bad because 1 outta every 5 houses use Tru green or another type of company to spray. They may not be checking the ground for chemicals either. I am trying to be safer than the average home owner. I actually got mad at myself yesterday because I was spraying in my yard and I should have just been hand pulling because I don't have hardly any weeds. I counted maybe 25 little weeds in 10000 sqft of grass. I used the left over mix and sprayed the neighbors lawn.
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  5. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those do. Unless those gutters are connected to the sanitary sewer system, they do end up in rivers, then lakes. I can thank TG for why the label for 2,4-D based products got highly restrictive. Independent CPOs in the states where TG works can thank them for why both the citizens and regulatory agencies have a real beef against lawn applications.
     

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