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what type of weed kill are you using?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by pacifichedge, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. pacifichedge

    pacifichedge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    is there a type of weed kill you are using to kill those nasty weeds and crap grass, what is it ( name/brand ) or do you make it yourself ( how do you make it) ? :canadaflag:
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    My best advice to the Prohibition Zones would be... First focus on growing grass, then deal with weed issues once you've accomplished a mature stand of turf...

    Before herbicides became such an issue, people had deep strong roots with a few tenacious weeds like dandelions, and really no issues with CG, ever... CG was popping up along the snowplow damaged and 'salted' areas that never recovered, but no one I remember ever had CG any more than they had sandburs...

    I know there are people out there that will mock this notion,,, but there is a need to think seriously about building a mature stand of turf,,, or do the Black Market 'cides Thing, as your post suggests... :)
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,770

    Iron and related commercial iron chelate herbicides work fair on dandelions. And hand pulling of weeds works if you don't mind the back-breaking labor. However, you might want to try a denser type of grass. Sod, if possible, if not...then repeated overseed following aeration. You need an athletic type of Kentucky bluegrass. A dense, highly rhizomatous cultivar would be more weed resistant.
    A dense cultivar like Langara would be a good choice.
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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

    Trouble is, most customers don't want to pony up to maintain their lawns to the level they should.
    It would cost them a bunch.
    Most say 'just get the weeds out thats all I care'. No matter if you try explaining proper turf mgmt to them or not.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    It is easy for us to do,,, we can use 2,4d, glyphosate, and various other herbicides...

    We're talking about,,, How does Canada get a nice lawn when all these things are banned???

    That's the issue... :)

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