how do i kill it?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobbygedd, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i need to kill an entire front lawn that is really not grass, just a mix of clover, crabgrass, and other assorted weeds. the area is abot 30x20. i need suggestions on what to use, i also need to reseed the same area. my preferance is to sod, but i need to present both prices and give an option. i am licensed , so i can apply whatever i need, thanx.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Drive 75 will get rid of all of that, but leave the grass unharmed. If you have very little grass, you can just use round up and about a week later, aerate the heck out of it and over seed it. Leave the dead foilage there to help hold the seed.
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Im not sure about NJ,but Drive isnt registered for use in NY state,I wanted to try it on clover,buy as i found out i cant use it :(
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I tried it for the first time this year! It smokes clover better than anything else ive tried!
  5. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I would just roundup/surflan front come back in a week rototill it up good and bring in topsoil if neeeded and seed and straw.Being such a small area shouldn't be much work at all.Good luck ,just my three cents.;)
  6. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Surflan is a barrier chemical and should not be used if you want to reseed.
  7. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I wouldn't use Surflan w/ Roundup unless you plan on waiting till next spring to seed. Surflan is a preemergent and would be of no benefit as you a looking to kill off exhisting vegetation. Use Roundup only, no Surflan. :) ;) :) ED
  8. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    I'm bringing this one back up because I saw an ad today in one of the magazines for "the only granular soil fumigant on the market" from BASF. Basamid eliminates weeds, nematodes, grasses & soil diseases so you can reseed in 10 -12 days. Sounds cool for those total renovation jobs. Info is at
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    I saw that ad too. I bet it's Expensive. Probably has to be watered in. If you price it let us know.
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    If you rototill surflan you break the barrier and lose its effect and can reseed. So why surflan in the first place??? I would Apply 1% roundup AI and 1/5 lb of amno sulfate per gallon. wait 10 days and touch it up. wait 10 days and reseed. Or roundup wait 10 days rototill and reseed. In Fla. we can't reseed only plug or sod. Rule of thumb is to r.u. wait 10 r.u. wait 10 and plug. Wait 5 and pre-em. Pre-em will slow some root growth but keeping out weed comp is more important.

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