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Liquid Weed and Feed?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by lawnguru wannabe, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. lawnguru wannabe

    lawnguru wannabe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    What does everyone think of putting down a liquid weed and feed, and what do you recommend? I would like to kill the broadleafs, clover, and dandelions before they become an issue, and hit it with fertilizer at the same time. I have always used the granular fertilizer, but am wondering if there is a big trade-off with using the liquid stuff, since I can apply the weed killer and fertilizer at the same time.

    I'm in Wisconsin.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,069

    liquid weed control works better. Save on labor by going over it only once. But I prefer dry products for crabgrass control. Dry products also are usually at a much higher ratio of slow release.
     
  3. Ferris68

    Ferris68 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I use liquid fertilizer and broadleaf weed control. I spray Coron fertilizer and either End Run or battleship III herbicide. I also am spaying Dimension 2EW for my pre-emergent. If you have customers who want insecticide or grub control these can also be added to the mix so you are charging for 2,3 or 4 applications depending on how you bill and only going over the lawn one time. I shop at Helena Chemical
     
  4. lawnguru wannabe

    lawnguru wannabe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    We've had an early green-up here in WI, as is the case for around the country I'm sure. Is it too early for fertilizer/weed and feed still?

    I think I might try the weed/feed in the granular fall/winterizer stuff later in the year.

    How many applications do you guys put down a year between fertilizer and weed control? I've heard the best times to get rid of the dandelions is in the fall?
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    You could spray dandelions right now while they have the little yellow flags marking their location... My son uses a product that kills the plant and the flower, so you never get the seeds...
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Old company ,we used to run liquid only. 46-0-0.weed control,potash ,crabgrass control all in one tank for our first app.
     
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  7. lawnguru wannabe

    lawnguru wannabe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    grandview, isn't that a lot of nitrogen to put down?
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    250 gallon tank of water #50 0f 46-0-0 in each one during the spring. Sometimes 100# in each.
     
  9. lawnguru wannabe

    lawnguru wannabe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    50lbs of 46-0-0 fertilizer in a 250 gallon tank, sometimes 100 lbs of that...is that what i'm reading here? if that's the case i guess it's not too much.
     
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Sprayed out at 3 gals per 1,000sqft
     

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