Celsius in the fall?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gulfjoe, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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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..
     
  2. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you blanket with a 4 gallon Pump style back pack?
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  3. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    He owns a zspray
     
  4. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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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?
     
  5. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    10,000
    I was looking at gas powered BP today. $$$$$
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  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  8. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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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..
     
  9. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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 ...
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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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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