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Will Antifreeze kill Turf?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by HenryB, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    Wondering if diluted antifreeze 50/50 kill turf?
  2. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Yes it will. Ever see a car parked in a yd. and leak anti freeze and kill spots.
  3. rwsawal04

    rwsawal04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    It most certainly will, also you if used careless!!!!
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

  5. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 235

    hahahaha i dont know if u can do that. Their worried about glacial runoff and all this crap. i dont no about using antifreeze. Probably a nice hefty fine. lol:hammerhead:
  6. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    I was telling a friend what a pain in the a$$ it is cleaning out sprayers in the spring to avoid turf burn from antifreeze residue. He was sure diluted antifreeze would not kill turf. I think it will but I'm not about to try.
  7. rwsawal04

    rwsawal04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Anybody ever tried windshield wiper fluid in the winter?
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    Look into RV antifreeze. I won't claim to have done any homework on it, but I know it's touted as being environmentally friendly.
  9. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I used wiper fluid last year in my pg's then just pumped it back into the empty jugs in the spring and used it in my truck!! ohhh and yes 50/50 anti freeze will kill turf!!
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,219

    Right on, Indy. Also used wiper fluid in my PG. Not sure about its effect on turf--plan to reuse it. And yes regular anti-freeze will kill turf.

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