Deck spraying for weed seeds?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Blade O Grass, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. Blade O Grass

    Blade O Grass Banned
    from NC
    Messages: 24

    Has anyone ever wondered if there is a way to spray under your mower deck with a herbicide to keep from transfering a weed from one lawn to another?

    I saw a man spraying something under his mower deck when I was out walking my dog. I walked past and decided to go back and ask. I thought he might have been putting a nonstick spray on.

    He said he was spraying a weed killer under there because he didnt want to spread the seed fromm weeds in that lawn to another lawn he had to cut down the road.

    My question is ..... Do they make a spray for that and is that a legal use of a pesticide.
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    waste of time, dont bother you dont spread seeds from lawn to lawn with mowers
  3. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    Now thats a poor misinformed individual!

    Definite waste of time
    waste of $$$
    and most likely illegal (i've never read a herbicide label that states its use for mowing decks)
  4. Blade O Grass

    Blade O Grass Banned
    from NC
    Messages: 24

    I kinda thought the same thing. I would be afraid the pesticide would corrode my mower or somthing over time. I still am not sure about the weed transfer, I need to get some facts on that. If I get worried about that I will just wash it with water real good first before I go to another lawn.
  5. Luscious Lawns

    Luscious Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I cut turf ranging from very detailed to very rough. I don't see underside buildup of seeds as much of a problem as seeds falling onto the deck/floor bord of the mower. For this I usually use a BP blower to remove the clippings/seedheads from the mower before I leave the rough landscape.
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    The herbicide won't kill the weed seeds, and it will accelerate the corrosion of your mower deck. I have yet to see a herbicide labeled w/ a mower deck weed seed control label. Just blow the mower off after you mow a weed patch yard, and you'll be good to go.

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