Wick applicator for broadleaf weeds

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Decali, May 10, 2006.

  1. Decali

    Decali LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Does anyone use these? They look kind of hokey but may beat having to strap on the backpack or carry around around a pump sprayer.
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I have one but havn't used it much. I got it to use to kill weeds in landscape beds with round up. I think it would work good to kill tall fescue in a bluegrass lawn too.
     
  3. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    The only problem that I have found, is that the wick actually wicks out when upside down. Dangerous when using Round-up around grass. My 2 cents, instead of buying a 2 gal. pump can, get a 1 gal. lighter and easier to carry. The only down side is more fill-ups.
     
  4. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    we've used these in beds and under shrubs, where even the slightest drift way make chems unuseable otherwise. It's much, much slower to go rub individual plants than it is to spot spray as you walk along. If wind or sensitive plants are the issue, a wicker can be a good solution.
     

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