What is better than Round Up?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Fatdaddy, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I have a walking track at my church. Pavement has started to crack and weeds are coming up all over. Round up last about a month.
    What is something BETTER than Round up.
    I would like something that kills it and stays dead??
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Gas, local illegal using gas to kill everything, even chemical edge....
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    If its not your property you need to be licensed. So hire someone who has the proper skill and equipment. He will use something like Roundup Extended Control--which includes a weed preventer. He might use Ortho Triox--a product designed to keep bare ground.
  4. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    You can find a product called Pro-Deuce at your local John Deere Landscapes location. This product contains Prodiamine, which will prevent weeds from growing for up to 90 days. It also contains Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Round-Up). Thus, the Glyphosate will kill whatever you have that's actively growing and the Prodiamine will prevent anything else from coming up for 90 days. Of course, you will have to spray all areas thoroughly and be careful to not leave any skips or voids. Otherwise, you'll get stuff growing in those areas.
  5. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy LawnSite Member
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  6. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't even think about using that. I going out on a limb and saying you don't have alot of experience. You can screw alot (By alot I mean EVERYTHING) of things up with Spike. A walking track is not the place for it.

    Round up will not last one month as you say, it just kills what you see.... and don't soak the soil w/ RU...just wet the foliage. Do as others have mentioned, use preemergent.
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spike80DF is labelled for Pasture and Range land fence row applications not Residential or Commercial properties.

    I am not saying Don't Use It, which might be the best advice. I am saying DON'T GET CAUGHT USING IT.

    Pro-Deuce or Roundup Extend are just about the same thing or same theory and work both safe and effective. PLUS they are totally legal to use on a church or your home.

  8. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    But 5 years, now that is strong as a wedding breath and wont come back..
    I'm gonna pray about it see what he says
  9. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Spray the Spike and say the devil made you do it.


  10. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Spike80DF, Same herbicide that killed the live oak at Auburn. I would not suggest it, it will work though.
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