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How much water per 1000Sq?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dfischer, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. dfischer

    dfischer LawnSite Member
    from Il
    Messages: 114

    Just bought a 25g Fimco pull behind for my yard (yeah, I know). If I read the manual correctly I'm going to be going 1 MPH if I follow the Mfg suggested rate of 1G water per per 1000 sq'. Sure I'll calculate that out, but it won't be that far off. Some here seem to suggest less water /1000 sq'. I've read, as an exmaple, some folks use a quart per 1000. Which I can see, you'd be running 4 imes faster. If it was enough wetting agent to get good coverage..

    Whats the general consensus on the amount of water per 1000'?

    thanks ya'll!

  2. Dogin

    Dogin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

  3. BS1190

    BS1190 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 168

    .5 gal to 1.5 gal per 1000 is ok for just herbicide. If are putting down liquid fert, then you need more water
  4. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    2 gal p k here
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  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,570

    hand sprayers and backpacks put down about a quart per thousand--it works out OK if you adjust your herbicide strength accordingly.
  6. dfischer

    dfischer LawnSite Member
    from Il
    Messages: 114

    Thanks guys! As I've been seeing, it varies from a quart to 2g per 1000.

    Course Dogins, math might be hurtin some :)...

    BS1190, I'm thinking you've probably cleared it up the most for me. Thanks,


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