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What herbicide for this fall?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JLC, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    I've been using Momentum, but haven't been that happy with it's violet control. I'm wondering what you guys have been using that will do a good job on this in addition to ground ivy and clover. I don't want to spend a fortune on herbicide, but I need to control the weeds. I've been told that using Trimec 992 in the spring with a good fall herbicide would be a good idea. Any thought would help.

  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Confront. Especially for clover...it'll dust it in 48 hours. As for the other weeds, kill times are longer, but more effective.
  3. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    Anyone else with a herbicide that is less than Confront's $100/gallon price?
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    It may seem excessive upfront costwise, but at a 1/2 oz per gallon you can treat almost 3 acres of lawn. I paid for the product with one application on 28,000 sq. ft.
  5. parkmaster

    parkmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    i used scotts step 2 with weed killer on my property a couple years ago. had no weeds next spring :D as an experiment to
    see if it would work and apply to customers in the future.
    reapplied scotts 2 with weed killer in spring. and scotts with
    halts in early spring. had a nice yard that year:blob3:

    you plant it, I'll maintain it
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    this year i used confront, in granular form, excellent product. how bout using dimmension (pre emergence) in the fall?
  7. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    I don't use preemergent except springtime. It would do no good to apply this in the fall and have it get covered with snow.

    The only weed it has to be able to dust is violets. That is the only weed besides purslane and spurge that is in my lawns.
  8. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Remember that Confront is being pulled from the market for apps to residential lawns because it showed up in compost.


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