Cemetary Growth Regulator

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by WoodBrothersLC, May 1, 2005.

  1. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    Has anyone used a growth regulator around headstones in cemetaries to reduce trimming time. Are there any cons to doing this and can it be applied without a pesticide license....Thanks Everyone
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I have not used it on cemetaries but I do use it at condominiums and other commercial properties. You do need a license to apply it as it is a product that controls a pest (weeds/grass) according to FIFRA. We reduce our trimming time by about 60% when using a regulator.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I used Primo Maxx last year on some fence lines at a school I maintain.

    Kept the grass short enough where we didn't have to trim for 6 weeks.

    Do a search on that product, you'll get some more info.
  4. Neal Wolbert

    Neal Wolbert LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 407

    Ditto on the Primo. You can't miss. Neal
  5. JBird

    JBird LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    I just got some Lesco Pro Trim, I've applied it the last three weeks. I'm not impressed. They tell me it takes time to regulate the growth. I am starting to see some improvement. But I just don't know if it's worth the cost. If this stuff kicks in it'll save me a bunch of time.
  6. kipcom

    kipcom LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 352

    1% 2-4-D per gallon of H2O..2-4-d was originally developed for use on golf courses as a growth inhibitor for the turf.
  7. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    kipcom, I thought that 2,4-D was a broadlef weed killer. We use it to spray for weeds in our yards and MSMA to kill the cool season grasses in the bermuda and zoysia. It may be different on the grasses that you have in you area though. I have heard of using a low % of glyphosate ( round-up) as a PGR but I am a little unsure if I would do it. I use a PGR on a steep bank at a commercial property and it works good. I cant remember the name of it off the top of my head. If you use on, the only thing that I would verify is that it didn't stain the headstones.
  8. kipcom

    kipcom LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 352

    Ummmm....round-up is mostly 2-4-D..but I would not use it as a turf paralizer...RU is non-selective in most cases. 2-4-D alone is selective.
  9. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Ummmm GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!! Read the label. Round up is Glyphosate only.
  10. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    type of grass can present a couple of issues with growth regulators. Discoloration along the borders where you sprayed can be chief among them. on primarily bluegrass/rye turfs we sprayed quite a few far flung facilities to keep them to a biweekly or longer to reduce travel time and mixed with an iron chelate to hide what we were doing. Best to test and follow the label very closely for your application. By the way, iron would be a very tricky thing to use around the headstones, leaving you open to rust stains on any cement bases or monument markers.

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