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What do you spray lawns with?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lakegastonla, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. lakegastonla

    lakegastonla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    I have a few new customers that need to have their front lawns taken out with roundup and started from scratch. All I have are backpack sprayers, is there a quicker way?
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Northern and Farm and Fleet have 12 volt sprayers in 15 and 25 gallon sizes. I'm sure other places like AM Leonards probably do too.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    You could also use a hose sprayer. It's just the bottle you put your (properly mixed) concentrate into, and just hook to your hose and go.
     
  4. UrbanEarth

    UrbanEarth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    If it's not a large lawn, I would just stick with the backpack, unless you are going to be doing a lot of this work. If you put down 5L per 1K sqft (Yah I am a hybrid Canadian, part Imperial, part Metric!) a 15L backpack will do 3K sqft.
    Timewise there are faster ways, but make sure any investment is worth it.

    Alan
     
  5. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    I would not spend $1500.00 on a new sprayer just for these jobs (unless you do 50 a year) assuming you don't have one yet. Use the back pack. Just charge accordingly. If, however, you do have a tank sprayer, make sure you really rinse the entire system. Roundup is really destructive to internal pump parts.
     
  6. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

    I would check my fire with a big sprayer of non-selective! You could really hurt stuff....get my DRIFT???;)
     
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,946

    Add .2 lbs per gallon of 21-0-0 Ammonium sulfate to 1% Round-Up for faster and better Kill. 1/5 Lb 21-0-0 to 2.75 oz of 41% R-up pro per gallon.
     

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