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Spraying a CEMETERY

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Weedburner, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Weedburner

    Weedburner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Anyone ever spray a cemetery? I have done a couple with a small boom sprayer and a backpack, but wondered if anyone had put together equipment to make the job easier.
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    a Perma green or Z Spray would be the Ideal way to go!
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,386

    We blanket cemeterys once per year for weeds. Due to many people planting flowers,etc, around the monuments we cant boom spray. For us its a two man job. One man drives the kubota up & down the rows enjoying the ac & cd in the factory cab, the other man walks behind the tractor spraying off the demco pto sprayer. This is a slow process, but the results are good and the cemeterys renew our contract each year.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I think I would prefer a ride on for this application. Another idea would be a little stand on type sulky with a handle to hold onto. The tractor could just move slow, and you could spray - stepping off (tractor continues moving slowly) occasionally when necessary, then you could just step back on when you're ready. Just an idea!
  5. Weedburner

    Weedburner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I have several sprayers. I have used my Grasshopper with a shielded sprayer, but it's a little too wide to go between the stones. The boom sprayer is a concern with live flowers. The best I have come up with is spray with one wing of the shielded spray up and get between to stones with a backpack. I do have a 150 gallon sprayer that fits on my tractor with a hand gun, I might try it in some tight areas. I have turned down some because there so labor intense.
  6. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,386

    I like that sulky idea joe. i was also thinking about bolting a small chair (legless) to the front of the tractor,we could see the weeds out front and spray accordingly.
  7. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    I wish I could spray the cemeteries I do but it would cost them a ton. The rows are way to narrow and have to many flowers etc. I would use a perma green or a 4 wheeler with a rear sprayer depending how wide the rows are. Good luck!

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