Need to spray

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Chugbug, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Chugbug

    Chugbug LawnSite Member
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    Question about the best weed spray to use? Opinions? I was using the Bayer Crabgrass but they changed chemicals sometime this year and now it won't kill anything crabgrass coming up all over, shame it was such a good product. I need to spray 1 - 2 acreas, I have a 50 gal. PTO sprayer. I was told 2-4-D was the best out there but I got looking a ratio's and it was all greek to me. The yard is recovering from a dry summer, recent rains is greening it back up again but crabgrass is everywhere, out of control. I actually sprayed back in early July and it didn't do anything so I would like to spray as soon as possible but don't want to do any more damage to the yard. Any thoughts or suggestion? Thanks
     
  2. sweetjetskier

    sweetjetskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    what did you use from bayer for crabgrass?
     
  3. sweetjetskier

    sweetjetskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    2-4-d has nothing to do with crabgrass control :confused:
     
  4. Chugbug

    Chugbug LawnSite Member
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    Bayer all in one - Lawn weed and Crabgrass killer. 2-4-d is the active ingrediant in all weed killers. Local famer says its the best thing to use
     
  5. sweetjetskier

    sweetjetskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    dude the majority of herbicides contain 2-4 D, they do nothing for crabgrass.

    never have, never will by themselves.

    are you lic for pesticide applications?
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hire a pro--proper equipment, best chemical for the job, experienced people, knowledge of the weeds and products. If its a good job--its worth the money, right?
     
  7. Chugbug

    Chugbug LawnSite Member
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    My property, no lic. required.
     
  8. Chugbug

    Chugbug LawnSite Member
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    Thats the main reason I'm asking. Seemed like an easy fix but using 2-4-d. Lost ground this year, may just wait until the frost kills it off and lay down a preemergent next spring, just wanted to find the best chemical to use on the yard to keep the weeds down.
     
  9. wrgrounds

    wrgrounds LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Posts: 34

    Pretty much any product works good as long as it's used properly. Chain store products don't work as well as buying from a supplier though.
     

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