Weed control on a lake's bank?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by andyslawncare, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am talking about controlling the weeds in the lawn that slopes into the lake. I would assume I need to use something labeled for aquatic use. Does my category 24 license allow me to do this, or do I need to test in another category?

    My situation is that a HOA has a lake and wants to have controlled bermuda along the lake.
  2. Blazerfb

    Blazerfb LawnSite Member
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    Well don't use aquaneat on the turf!
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  3. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So we are right back to Andys original question. What herbicide do you use on tur,f to remove broadleafs, knowing you are next to surface water, and their will be runoff?
  4. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
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    none, all the properties i treat with lakes have about a ten foot strip of weeds next to the lake

    not worth it , and you have to get the customers to understand that

    if they dont , give them a price to cut the grass out, and put stone there
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    PR Fect

    Bermuda is fair tolerant of Herbicides and Weedar 64 (2,4-D) is aquatic labelled. Cut the rate from 1.5 Oz to 0.75 or even 0.50 Oz per thousand to account for the heat. BTW use MSO and expect a little tip burn from the MSO not the Weedar 64. First cutting should clean up any tip burn.

    Customers must understand you have to sometimes make their turf look worst before it can look better.
  6. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What a dick answer
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    When the Tree hugger get all your pesticides ban, Maybe you will wish there had a stiffer laws about Pesticide education.

    Yes My reply to the OP was arrogant and I am proud that it was. Maybe it drove home a point.
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    When people give me lawns that are otherwise RoundUp and re sod, that is my warning to them. I am one worse. Because dried out, starved weeds are even harder to kill. I tune the irrigation system then fertilize once and twice before even spraying for weeds. Talk about making things worse. n.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spray a lawn with insects or fungus and it gets worse before it gets better. There is always some recent damage that has not expressed itself yet. I always try and educate my customers as to what to expect and when to expect it. If I think it will show a response in one week I tell the customer two weeks. But then customer always expect a favorable response to happen overnight.
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    The impatient can shop elsewhere. I too, educate my clients thoroughly. Which is far different from the usual burn holes in the lawn with MSMA or Three Way method commonly used here. People thoroughly understand that it takes me 2-3 months to fix a lawn that has been in disrepair for over a year.

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