Wild garlic/onions in parts of lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by vencops, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did a search. Mostly what I saw was concerning spring infestations.

    One of my clients owns two lots. There's a stake still in the ground (don't know why) that differentiates his residence lot from the "extra". I'm assuming that's where his former fert./squirt guys figured was the boundary of their services. Just outside this area was a carpet of lezpedesa that I sprayed out before I aerated/over-seeded. Over-seed was a week ago, Sunday. I've got good germination in this area (mostly). What I also have is a lot of wild garlic/onion popping up.

    I've read that lezpedeza particularly thrives in nitrogen deficient soils. That would make sense, if the former co. wasn't treating that area. I'm wondering if wild garlic/onion is similar?

    I haven't dealt with this pest, yet. Looking for some pointers.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Subscribed. I'd like to hear suggestions, too.
     
  3. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    I've been checking labels. Looks like Speedzone will do the trick.

    I'd still like to know if there's anything others are using that they like (I have a lot of speedzone on hand). I'd also like to know if this plant thrives in certain soil conditions.
     
  4. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
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    In NE Mississippi, we pop it with any 2,4-D product. I prefer acid base to avoid retreating. May not be applicable if your treating cool season turf.
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  5. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's interesting. I thought 2,4-D was for broadleaf only. But it kills the onions?
     
  6. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
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    More reading, last night. The wild onion thrives in nitrogen depleted soils. Makes sense, now.

    Also, the Speedzone has both 2-4D and dicamba. I've been using 820 as a surfactant with my SZ apps.. I've been wondering why MSO is recommended over most others (non-ionics) for a while, now. Anyone? I have both.
     
  7. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
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    According to the label on PBI Gordon's Amine 400 weed killer it lists wild onion and wild garlic. See #5 on the label for instructions.
     
  8. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I believe you, Gus, I'm just surprised. Thanks for the tip, I've got some of that.
     
  9. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    After this year speedzone is my best friend no call backs fast kill. I have not seen any onions since. Give it a shot its well worth it.
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  10. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
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    Vencops,
    We use 1 1/2- 2 oz. Per gallon of a 2,4-D product and it will kill onions/garlic in 1-2 apps.. May be a few scraglers left from first trip, but we just spot treat the second app.
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