Parking Lot and curb cracks

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Blades of Steel, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I am absolutely going crazy at this point with these parking lot cracks and curbs. I have read a few posts regarding this but know one has report results of their uses. I have been told by many proffesionals locally to use Sahara if there are NO trees and shrubs within a 5 feet or so. I will only be applying small amounts in the cracks to control the weeds for a long period of time. Is this product what I need? I have been spraying Roun-up Quick Pro for the past few seasons but it only seems to work for a few weeks. The weeds here in the south are tough as nails it seems..

    Any help would be greatly appriciated..

  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Yep, some sort of sterilant is what you need there. I have only used pramitol, mainly due to it's lower cost, but it works well if applied at the high rate. I do think that sahara is probably a better product iv'e just never tried it.

    Remember though, sterilants usually won't kill what's already growing so you need to mix round up (or equivelant) with it to get a knock down of what's there. I know primitol is labeled to be mixed with many different herbicides as well as diesel fuel (for using under asphalt).
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I've used sahara, you can mix roundup with it for faster knockdown, but I never have, you can kill what is growing with it no problem, it works well for me.
  4. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Thanks for the replies. I'll let you know. I will knock down the growth with a line trimmer and add a little round up when applying..

    Thanks again..

  5. ynvvbr

    ynvvbr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Surflan works good mixed with roundup for parking lot edges
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I would do it the other way around , treat with 'cide , wait a couple of days , then line trim.
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Or use Scythe on a sunny day and go back in two hours and trim it down.

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