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mixing chemicals?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sirsweatsalot, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 296

    when a fert outfit says there putting on fert and weed killer does that mean that, that comes in one application or do they do it a second time with the other chemical?
  2. larrv45390

    larrv45390 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 45

    somtimes both
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Can be done well either way.

    A liquid tank mix saves labor though costs a little more. You also can't claim to be precticing IPM. This can involve wasting huge amounts of cheap herbicide. The fert will probably cost more than granular depending on what's being used.

    Two trips across the lawn (one with spreader, one with sprayer) is more common around here. But it's a huge waste of labor. However it can include weed IPM if pressure is low.

  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That's where the Permagreens shine. Being able to do both at once, but with straight herbicides.;)

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