1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am wanting to fall spot-spray my own yard for dandelions and clover (mainly). I have not been pleased with the effectiveness of retail Trimec on these weeds (hit/miss on the kill, despite spray at ideal times of the year). I could get my hands on some Triplett, would this herbicide be an effective spot-spray solution for the weeds described? I don't want to fool around any longer and would like a nice weed kill this fall.
     
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I sell pallets of Triplet every year & the customer are very happy. However if commercial Trimec wasn't working for you then I doubt Triplet would work any better.

    What sre the active ingredient percentages of this "retail Trimec"?
     
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    tremor - thanks for the info, grabbing the bottle as we speak.....

    7.59% 2, 4-D
    1.83% Mecoprop
    0.84% Dicamba
    89.74% inert

    Again, this is 'retail' trimec not a commercial product. If you could compare/contrast to Triplet that would be super, thanks!

    Oh, for northern lawns I have been mixing 1oz per gallon for spot spraying.
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fill your sprayer with water and spray one gallon on cement. Measure how many sqft you covered. Mix according to sqft not an ounce per gallon. Check the label carefully. You are probably applying too light. The professional Trimec is about 7 times more concentrated.
     
  5. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Posts: 422

    why not do a blanket spray in the fall and forget about it. fall is the best time to spray and have the best results no matter which product you use as long as you use stcker
     
  6. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree. Your spraying to light. Like Pinto said, add a sticker. How about trading for a place to goose hunt?
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Thanks guys...can I use a few drops of liquid dish detergent in my hand sprayer as the sticker - would that be satisfactory?

    Also, I would blanket spray but I do not want to hire anyone to do it (I do not spray in my biz thus do not have the equipment to do it myself). MNgrass - I do not own land here in So. MN so goose hunting is out. I head down to IA to pheasant hunt myself on my folks land.
     
  8. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    So I'll spray your lawn when I pick you up. My German Short-hair will thank-you. I have land near Austin also.
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    How strong do you mix Triplet for spot spraying dandys and clover in turf?
    I have read the label but it gives a fairly broad range.
    Who here has experience with it?
     
  10. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Posts: 422

    without looking at the label, I would guess 1.1 to 1.5oz per gal. If you are spot spraying only, wait two more weeks then do it. If the product is not commercial then you need the best timing and now is the start of weed spraying season up here but in another two weeks or so is the really good part of the season for kiling.
     

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