lawn/plants burned by Malathion or Spectracide

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by OxnardMontalvo, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. OxnardMontalvo

    OxnardMontalvo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Please help. I got spectracide to combat a tick/pest problem in my yard, but Malathion 50 was already in the sprayer. I wanted to use it up first then switch to the Spectracide. The lawn and assorted perennials (hollyhock and daisys) have been completely burned where the two pesticides may have crossed. What can I do to repair the damage? Do you think it was quantity or chemical incompatibility? Thank you.
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,161

    Another good reason why the untrained should not have access to pesticides.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,808

    Dead plants do not come back. Brown leaves will be replaced by new leaves if injury was not fatal. Give it time. Maybe you mixed it too strong. Read the fine print on the label. Remember you have to mix these insecticides with water before you apply. The specified amount of water. Hot weather is much more likely to result in plant burn.

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