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Weed Control in Beds at 30-55 degrees

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by herndonlawn, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. herndonlawn

    herndonlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me about a spray that I can use to get rid of weeds and some grass in cool temp. The temp is about 30- 55 degrees here right now and we are about to pine needle all of our beds. I just wanted to see if I could get rid of the weeds instead of putting pine needles right over top of them. Thanks

    Zach Herndon:confused: :confused:
  2. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    Try round up/ finale.....that's for annuals.
    Try round up/ trimec....for everything else.
    I mix in Surflan too.
  3. herndonlawn

    herndonlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I was told that roundup would not work with this cool of temp. Is this not true?

    Zach Herndon
  4. Pacific Nursery

    Pacific Nursery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Round up is designed to work at temps of 70 and up(within reason) I think finale will work at lower temps, but read the label. Maybe a granular herb would work, apply the granular then mulch over the top:confused:
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Try a Ester based 3-way, should work fine.
  6. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    Contact Herbicides will disrupt all cell membranes touched.......if the root system isn't extensive you'll kill it.
    If it is you'll reapply.:cool:
  7. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I think this is what you're looking for. Casoron 4G isn't cheap. At least $2.00/lb. Look out though since someone will recommend the ag version which is cheaper, readily available from farm suppliers, & illegal on a residential property. If you go this route, hurry up. It's getting late for Casoron.



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