Tilled and ready for sod question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by FLYonWALL9, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. FLYonWALL9

    FLYonWALL9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Ok I have a yard which I have tilled a few weeks ago. The customer asked if he should buy some weed killer to kill the fresh crop that has sprung up or should I retill now that he has the money to lay the sod? I thought retilling was the way to go as to not put a chemical of such into the soil.

    What would you guys do?
  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Roundup, then sod in a couple of days.
  3. walshdevo10

    walshdevo10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    If you tilled weeks ago, go with round-up, wait a week, re-till and sod. Make sure you charge him for the round-up and re-till due to his procrastination/lack of funds.
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    my underestanding is that round up breaks down ON CONTACT with dirt. That is why you shouldn't use well water to mix round up.

    I have sprayed then sodded a day later with no problems at all.

    If you only have little scraggly weeds then you could just throw over them.

    I wouldn't re till unless you are getting repaid.

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