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Burnout II weed killer by St. Gabriel Organics

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Zen Lawn, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Has anyone else used this product?

    I purchased this the other day and tried it for the first time yesterday. This was my experience with it:

    It was moderately effective against dandelions, but not much else. After application, the parts of the broadleaf that was spraryed turned light brown and sometimes shriveled up. It only affected the part that received direct spray, but did so within 20 minutes when applied in direct sun.

    I mixed it at a 2:1 ratio with water. The directions called for 3:1 for general use, and 2:1 for use against mature weeds.

    The weeds that were in the shade didn't seem affected at all. The directions call for direct sun and minimum 73 degree temperature.

    The Amazon reviews state that this product is especially effective on young weeds, but does little to mature, large weeds. I'd have to agree with this assessment. I just used a weed plucker for the mature dandelions after trying out this spray on them.

    Since mature grass didn't seem affected hardly at all, could this be considered an organic replacement for 2,4 D selective herbicide? If you catch the dandelions when still young and tender, without it affecting the surrounding mature grass, you wouldn't have to worry about this product (advertised as a non-selective weed and grass killer) wreaking havoc on a turf by leaving a big, ugly brown spot where the weed was.

    I'm also still looking for 20% vinegar in my area (haven't found any yet) to use as, hopefully, a non-selective general herbicide. That would replace the role that glyphosate products served in my spayer- then I'd be set for the summer time weed spraying.

    Anyone else have a experience and a perspective on this product?
  2. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Oh, and I still haven't found "Fiesta" in my area (Oregon) yet.
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,056

    There are very few sources of Fiesta Weed Killer in the US. We ship it by the case (2x2.5gal) anywhere in the lower 48.

    We also supply Avenger Weed Killer, OMRI listed citric based non-selective weed control. (4x1gal)

    These products are for those who require non-chemical controls. They do not trans-locate and may require more than one application. On the other hand, they do not have health and safety concerns. BTW, 20% vinegar causes permanent damage if the concentrate gets in your eye.
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    Barry and I went to visit some folks in Long Island, at one of the stops the landscaper had done an application of fiesta the day before, the broad leaf weeds were smoked or heading that way, I wish we had thought of that one
  5. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    What does trans-locate mean?

    What is the S&H on a case? On 4 gallons?
  6. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    it means to move from one place to another

    there is no handling charge "EVER" just shipping
    It depends on the zip code from Maryland
  7. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Do you carry the Fiesta, Bill? I just visited your site and didn't see the product listed.
  8. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    No we do not manufacture it, go to Barry's site at http://www.techterraorganics.com/
  9. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Thanks, Bill

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