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Re-phrasing a question...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by A1 Grass, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Since my last posting about herbicides vs. "natural remedies" has taken a turn for the worse I'll re-phrase and ask a simple question:

    Does anyone use any "natural" or "home-remedy" type mixtures for weed control as opposed to say "Roundup"?
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    You are just digging another hole. Roundup is a non-selective herbicide. This means that it kills everything. It should not be used to kill weeds in a lawn. A selective herb. (kills weeds only) would be used. Answer to your question is no there really isn't. Thick, properly cut turf will resist weeds the best.

  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Try a search using the term "vinegar".
  4. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    There is an article about 'vinegar used as a herbicide' in the November issue of Turf magazine.
  5. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Messages: 424

    back to square one... you need a license to control any and all pest.. home remedy's are against the law, they need an epa number... vinegar, is against the law, the matter in which it is used, is not consistant with the label.. if you really want to learn it just work under another company or take the purdue courses.. oh and i'm not angry because it's low money time ( far from it )
    i'm angry because the same topics keep getting asked over and over.... you totally " re-phrased " a thread because you didn't like what you were hearing.... what the crap is that.
    i really wish you would get off the organic kick, ok, full organic or a bridge type fertilizers are great but, far from cost effective. just make some calls, price a bag of 34-5-10 ( make sure to get info on how much sqft it covers ) then price a bag of " organic " like 14-2-7 ( get the sqft ) to many people on this site are trying to one up the law, can i use vinegar? i would hate to explain why i smell like a douce everyday.. natural insect control ( predators )
    ok, on paper this is a great idea but, do you realize what enviromental damage can occur if dont in a wrong way..
  6. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Like it or not 3500 there is a market for organics. Its the gas guzzling suburban (or excursion for the less informed crowd) owners who will shell out the dough to say they are organic. Oh Welcome to lawnsite A1.

  7. f350

    f350 Banned
    from mi
    Messages: 424

    i agree there's a market for everything, look at spam... am i or anyone else with money on the brain going to pass on 100 potential customers for 1 full organic???? um, no...
  8. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I just read that article in turf today.
    At the end they do state that anyhting used to control weeds needs to be labeles for such use.
    It also said that there are a few companies that are packaging vinigar labeled for weed control.
    So, if you are licenced, and if you have the proberly labed product, then viniger mught have a place in the commercial market.

    I might try it to keep the vegitation down on a small beach on a small lake for a customer next year.
  9. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Messages: 171

    i use viniger, oh wait, i use it on my french fries, guess that doesn't count.

    A1, i got to agree with F350, though he can be harsh, but you didn't like the answers you got earlier, you probably don't like these answers either.

    Again i'll say this....if a product is labeled to control weeds, then it is a pesticide, (does't matter what it is made from, viniger or whatever) and an applicators license is needed.

    End of story friend

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