Organic POST emergent?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BostonBull, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 520

    What is everyone using in place of weed B gone? I am looking for an Organic alternative for my home lawn if it is available? Something powdered or pelletized that I can spread instead of spraying.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,909

    I use weed killers. However--may I suggest use "Octane" from Sepro, sold by Lesco. New generation herbicide. It is about 100 times safer than old fashioned Weed B Gone. Take a look at the safety data and the oral LD50 for Octane. They couldn't kill the rats. No odor. And you only need about 2 ounces per acre. You could eat a whole acre of treated grass--and still be OK.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I don't believe there is such a thing. Pull the weeds by hand. Spot spray with broadleaf. Build the grass up to choke out the weeds over time.
    Synthetics make life easier , organics take more effort as a rule.
    Spot spraying weeds with 2,4d is not as harmful to the environment as much as having N where it is not needed.
    2,4d deteriorates along with the weed. N ends up in New Orleans via every lake and stream with an overfertilized lawn on it.
  4. Newt*

    Newt* LawnSite Member
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  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    Look at Green Guardian, a sponsor here on lawnsite.
  6. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    natty hates when i do this but its the only product out there so here goes again.
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,264

    If you want this guys formula do a U. S Patent search , all the info is there.

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