Used too much KILLEX...grass is dead too

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Liquidfast, May 28, 2007.

  1. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 739

    I spot sprayed with way too much Killex . I killed the grass....is there any hope of it returning? Actually, the grass is just yellowish. It is not completely dead but darn close.

    Any suggestions on bringing it back short of sodding?
     
  2. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Wow, and you are a senior member ?

    I guess try watering the crap out of it and hit it with some iron to see if will turn back green.
     
  3. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    What is Killex? It sounds like a generic Roundup. If so the grass is probably dead also.
     
  4. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Killex is 2,4-D and mecoprop amine base selective herbicide. Using too much concentrate on one spot will yellow the grass also.

    For non-selective spot kills, I find 5% household vinegar is more effective and faster than any of those Round-Up and Wipe-Out products. It turns the weeds brown 2 hours flat compared to 5-6 days for those crazy expensive products. If you can find 10-20% strength vinegar it will do the job even better.
     
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Keep watering heavily and do NOT mow it down...It will come back. It will take a few weeks, though.
     
  7. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 966

    try char zrob @ lesco it nuertilizes some chem
     

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