granular weed n feed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by hustlers, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 257

    Just wandering if you guys use granular weed
    n feed.
    Ive been using it since i got a good deal on it
    but havent seen good results with weed killing
    very slow and not much weed killing.

    Tried to put it on over dew but needs 48 hrs
    of no water and good temps.
    No way to change irrigation

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    Don't waste your money on it.
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    The granular w&f in my opinion is not for commercial use. If you ever sprayed a liquid herbicide you will see how the two don't compare. Most absorption is foilar(thru the leaf) and the granular requires perfect timing and conditions. This never occures for me in the real world.
    I cannot afford to use granular w&f. People would be screaming about the weeds and how do you go back and reapply more if the first application didn't work? Thats why I believe that its for the homeowner who is relatively uneducated on applications.
    The stuff does have fertilizing properties so if I were you I would use it as a granular fert application and be ready to spray. Good Luck.
  4. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    You will not get the results that you need to stay in business and attain new customers.....
    I think tremor once stated "never been able to get the prill to balance on the weed leaf"
  5. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    I agree with all the posts here on the limited effectiveness of granular W&F but how do the Scott Lawn Care franchises get away with this? The most I ever see from these guys is the use of liquid herbicides applied from a two gallon hand sprayer along the drive and walkways!

  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    You probably just saw them spot spraying, rather than blanketing the whole thing. Are you sure they didn't also use Permagreen spreaders, also? If that's the case, they probably are spraying as well.

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