Do you get a better application with a hose?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, May 16, 2007.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    As far as spraying clover do you get better results with a hose versus a low volume sprayer like a perma-green? It seems that clover is very tough to get rid of. Especially low volume weed control.
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    I have got good results from both, it really depends on the rate your spraying the type of weed control your using.
    I had a neighbor last year that the lawn was almost solid clover, I sprayed it with my PG Magnum using triplet spiked with a few oz of Confront (I had a gallon of the old label) and it took out all the clover and other weeds and had very few weeds this spring.
     
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    I know INDY has it down pat. I also lnow that smaller droplets + ester herbicides knock it out completely. Spraying the common Trimec out of a lawn gun usually does not kill it all. Triclopir is deadly on clover. "Chaser" herbicide from UAP or "Speedzone" will nail clover. If you spray out of a lawn gun (ChemLawn or Tee-Jet), make sure to move the spray gun back & forth quickly to insure complete coverage. Backpack sprayers work even better. PG units with good coverage do it too. Bottom line: complete coverage with a potent herbicide >> preferably esters.
     

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