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Dollar weed kill

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Grass Kickin, May 25, 2007.

  1. Grass Kickin

    Grass Kickin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I have a lawn that has some dollar weeds. I'd like to kill them off without damaging the existing St. Augustine grass. Any suggestionis aprreciated. I saw a spray called Ortho Pro Max in a yellow container that looked good in the commercial on TV. This is for my own lawn. Thanks.
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,247

    Image for Nutgrass (Look at the label) from Lowes--$20, hook bottle to hose and use on about 7K of lawn; bottle says 8K but I used it a little more--cover it well Used it last year on my lawn--worked great but you won't see any results for about 2 weeks other than a little yellowing--don't worry- it recovers. You will need to do a second application in about 6 weeks. And the good thing is this year there are only a few stray one here and there. I gave them a shot from a little that I put in the hand sprayer. Ortho, and Weed-B-Gone are pure nothing--You probably could drink them and they would do much more than give you a stomach ache--don't do it though--Many people have been ripped off by them.

    Good Luck
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Atrizine works best, you can get it at Lesco and probably some good landscape/Nursery type businesses.
  4. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Messages: 317

    Samual Adams looks good in the commercial but have you ever tasted that ****? Tru-Green and 1-800-lawncare look good in there commercials but have you seen there lawns?
  5. RYNOss

    RYNOss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Atrizine will take it out quick, you can get a basic weed and feed with that in it. just make sure you only use it on your own lawn. Just having it on your truck will get you in a heap of trouble if your not lisc. for it.
  6. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    i kinda like Samual Adams. but too rich for my PBR budget...lol:drinkup:
  7. Superbrock

    Superbrock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Commercial property- Lontrel
    Residential-Manor and Quicksilver
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Grass kickin

    You should be licensed to treat any turf in Fla. other than your own. Fines can run $ 5,000 if you are caught doing illegal application.
  9. Grass Kickin

    Grass Kickin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    As stated in my original post, this is for my own lawn. I own an LCO but don't handle weed killing, pesticides etc.

    I do have a question pertaining to licensing though, tegarding treatments for customers, is it necesary to be licensed if you are using a product that any Joe can get at Home Depot?
  10. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    yes, do a search on florida and permits, its pretty strict from what i have read!

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