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weed control/killer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by straightlinelawns, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. straightlinelawns

    straightlinelawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    what do you guys put in your back pack sprayers to spot kill weeds in yards and flower beds? broad leaf killer? round-up? also what backpack spray do yall use?i am looking for something that is concentrated so i can mix with water and put in the sprayer and when i see weeds i can spray them. thanks
     
  2. laborador

    laborador LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    Check this page out. This is what I use and it is cheaper getting here then at your local stores. Be carefull not to step in this stuff or you will leave dead grass foot prints.

    http://store.yahoo.com/btgrowersupply/rounquikprod.html
     
  3. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    You do not want to use a non selecetive herbicide such as round up on a lawn. It will kill the grass as well as the weed. OK for bed areas where you may have weeds and grass. For lawns, you need a selective herbicide, that will not harm the grass. Personally, for broadleaf weed control, I use 2-4-D. There are some grasses that you can't use this on, such as Bent Grass. If you are not licensed to apply chemicals, you should not be using anything!!
     
  4. laborador

    laborador LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    Sorry that I did not mentioned you should not use quick pro roundup on the grass, I use it strictly for plant beds and I tell the customer that I can not controll the weeds in the yard.
     
  5. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    Shindawa backpack sprayers are the best.
     
  6. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Really? WHY?.....................
     
  7. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    You need a Applicator license for what you want to do. Get your license and then you will know what to use.
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    LOL .... and what kind of backpack sprayers are the best.....:rolleyes:
     

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