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Horsetail, Need recommendations!!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GrazerZ, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    I have a major issue with this plant. I can't get rid of it. What have you guys used to get it out off shrub beds. The stuff comes in the mulch of all things. It could be a great money maker to have a solution. I have put down Snapshot at heavy rates, it only slows it down a bit. I want it gone. Need some info on this one guys. Thanx. And by the way, its horsetail, not horseweed or mares tail.
  2. Rob Spread & Spray

    Rob Spread & Spray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Try mixing ROundup and Quicksilver. You will need to respray every so often as it is not a 1 time deal. But works great!
  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I just barely bought a bag of Casoron - it's supposed to remedy horsetails. Haven't had the chance to it yet, though.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I had a property that had heavy infestations of horsetail. 5% solution of Round-up at three 1 week intervals took care of it. However, I haven't found any pre-emergent that will prevent it.
  5. brookviewlawncare

    brookviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    i am with rob
  6. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    The label for Escalade list horsetail as one of the weeds controlled. Does anybody know how well this works?


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