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Organic POST emergent?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BostonBull, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 520

    What is everyone using in place of weed B gone? I am looking for an Organic alternative for my home lawn if it is available? Something powdered or pelletized that I can spread instead of spraying.
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,768

    I use weed killers. However--may I suggest use "Octane" from Sepro, sold by Lesco. New generation herbicide. It is about 100 times safer than old fashioned Weed B Gone. Take a look at the safety data and the oral LD50 for Octane. They couldn't kill the rats. No odor. And you only need about 2 ounces per acre. You could eat a whole acre of treated grass--and still be OK.
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    I don't believe there is such a thing. Pull the weeds by hand. Spot spray with broadleaf. Build the grass up to choke out the weeds over time.
    Synthetics make life easier , organics take more effort as a rule.
    Spot spraying weeds with 2,4d is not as harmful to the environment as much as having N where it is not needed.
    2,4d deteriorates along with the weed. N ends up in New Orleans via every lake and stream with an overfertilized lawn on it.
     
  4. Newt*

    Newt* LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    Look at Green Guardian, a sponsor here on lawnsite.
     
  6. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,227

    natty hates when i do this but its the only product out there so here goes again. www.agralawn.com
     
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,005


    If you want this guys formula do a U. S Patent search , all the info is there.
     

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