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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by morturf, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    I am referring to parking lots and the like.

    I am curious what products you have had success with for long term control.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  2. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    It depends on what you want to achieve and the conditions of the surface being treated. Soil sterilants such as Karmex, Oust work very well but are prone to runoff that can leach into desirable vegetation. Finale, pramitol work on emerged growth and don't leach too much.
    It's easier to get veg under control early in the season when growth is tender and flush, also uses less material. Treating when weeds are 2 foot tall uses a lot of material and leaves a field of brown for the customer to look at.

    Read labels very carefully using these types of materials.
  3. Greenie

    Greenie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Round-up and Simazine 4L
  4. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Sahara works well, if you are not worried about run off into non-target areas.
  5. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    Thank you very much gentleman,

    The thing I am aiming at is to put down a product on cracks in asphalt early to kill any already sprouting and keep them out the rest of the year. I guess I should have been more specific. Thanks again for your help
  6. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Dyclomec works, check label first
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Sahara will give you a year + coverage. I have done several gravel car lots and it has done great, as stated above use caution.
  8. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I have used a variety of chemical compounds and synergistic tank mixes.
    I finally gave up (actually broke down) and acquired Sahara from Lesco. So far so good.
    I haven't observed any off target effects, and the vegetation I wish controlled is beginning to discolour.
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    If you are just seeing yellowing now you haven't had enough time to see off target damage. Sahara has a bad rap in my area. Lots of off target damage. Sahara must have allot of mobility in the soil as well lynching down drainage line. Also tank residual damage stories abound. However I am not speaking from experience. Only from hear say.

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