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hedge spray to slow growth

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by laborador, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. laborador

    laborador LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Any one hear of a spray that you can put on hedges to stump the growth, so they are less maintenance. Thanks
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Embark works.
  3. laborador

    laborador LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    what is embark. I am unfamiliar with that.
  4. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    I use it with no ill effects, I do add liquid iron with it to help with the yellowing effect (learned that on this site). I can go about 7 months before I trim bushes again, but I only use it on customers that have hedge trimming included in their contract.
  5. goforgreen2

    goforgreen2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Embark works well. You need to apply about 7-10 days after trimming and use a high volume sprayer (backpacks don't work well)
  6. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

    Also check the label on Primo Maxx. I believe it is a higher quality PGR, and will help you stunt the growth of hedges as you desire.
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Heard of Primmo, never tried it. Know a golf super that swears by it. Thought it was for turf only? Haven't read label. Maybe I can find it on the net. Who manufactures Primmo?
  8. Stephen M.

    Stephen M. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    Atrimec is a growth retardent for use on select trees and shrubs and groundcovers. It temporarily stops shoot elongation and promotes lateral branching. A gallon of it runs between $275- $300 per gallon. Its good stuff and worth the cost.

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