Weed-G-Gone with Dish washing soap?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gscone, May 8, 2004.

  1. gscone

    gscone LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 81

    A local lesco rep mentioned to me that I can mix dish washing liquid with the weed-b-gone then apply across the lawn. Does such a brew really work? What are the benefits of this mixture? Thanks!

  2. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    the soap will act as a 'sticker' and help distribute the product over the leaf surface.

    many years ago, when i worked for the large national company, we would put small peices of ivory soap into our hand-cans

    dont over do the soap or you'll end up with suds...very small amount, maybe a tablespoon
  3. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    I know that a surfactant reduces the surface tension of water.

    Dish washing detergent is a surfactant.

    I should have bought MSMA plus....instead, got my MSMA from Lesco....

    MSMA plus has the surfactant installed in the product...

    How much dish washing liquid should I add to a 30 gallon tank?
  4. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    A commercial spreader sticker is infinitely more effective than dishwashing soap.
  5. jcr_17

    jcr_17 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 101

    I usually conjure up my own batch of weed killer that has a high pH level. Dishwashing soap is part of it. The results have been highly beneficial as well as very cheap. I use it around my own property due to the fact that I do not possess a license to apply herbicides or pesticides.

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