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Weeds in gravel drive - help me smoke em

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Island Lawn, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    I've been spraying with Round Up Pro Dry with great effectiveness, but way too often!!!
    2-3 times a month is not enough!!

    I've got somw Ortho Triox that I tried last year w/ NO success!
    (Could it be my fault?)

    I want something that will keep the weeds down for a while, a long while preferably.

    Soil sterilants sound harsh, but...

    Any comments / suggestions?

    I'm loosing time and $ on this repeated spraying!
  2. wd

    wd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Soil Sterilants may be the answer. Just be absolutly certain that there are not any trees (or other desirables) any where near the treated area. My rule is 200 feet with large trees.

  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Sterilants for gravel drives is the best way to go. Give Vegemec or Tordon a try.
  4. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Thanks for the help.

    Sounds like there may be a problem. There is a juniper bed on both sides of the drive. A couple of palms within 25ft. as well.
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Go talk to the guys at Lesco about Sahara, works great.
  6. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    Yep. I'll be going to Lesco soon.
    I'll talk to them about Sahara.
    Thanks for the tip!
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Noticed you just posted, I do used car lots with gravel, great product and good money maker. :)
  8. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    I just sprayed a combination of Prosecuter and Sahara with good results. Now I will just wait and judge the long term effects.
  9. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    Round Up, Confront, Surflan, Finale, R-11 and NOTHING will grow in the gravel for a long time. (2oz, 2oz, 3oz, 2oz, 1oz to the gallon)
  10. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    Use round up with pramitol, works well and last for a good time! Good Luck!

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