What would the pros recommend ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by blk90s13, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 5 gallon backpack sprayer to use on weeds in mulch beds around bushes and ornamental ( shrubs and flowers etc )

    also to use on a gravel driveway some are crap grass some are dandelions
  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ummm, what's your question?
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  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe he is asking which Herbicide he should use.


    Roundup is the old stand by and now it is sold under many different generic names. Rather than write a bible the simple answer is Generic Roundup(Glyphosate)
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea I wanted to know what should I use, its my first spary job so far.

    Guess roundup it is.
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  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow i cant believe noone busted his balls about applying a pesticide/herbicide without a license.
    Try not to get any one the bushes or lawn. It will kill those too.
  6. wrxscby

    wrxscby LawnSite Member
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    Be very careful with the drift!! Make sure it is a very calm day and dont spray weeds that are up against any landscape plants or lawn. How big are the beds? I know it takes more time but I would hand pull the weeds and put down a bed weed control like snapshot or freehand. Although you may not be able to do this without a license!!
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Relax people I have my 3A and 3B license in my pocket LOL and I have the right insurance too I just didn't get involved with spraying anything up till now that's all.

    The beds are small ! they are between 5 and 15 feet diameter round mulch beds around the shrubs there is maybe 25 of them and an area on the outside of the fence ( wooded ) also in the concrete driveway and walkway cracks etc

    I offered to pull the them but he wants it sprayed like every year ( he had someone else doing it before ) .

    No one around here knows what ASSUME does to you ?
  8. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    If he wants it sprayed every YEAR, that's going to involve multiple sprayings. I'm not aware of a product that will give annual efficacy. If I was, I'd be scared to death of it!

    I have customers that I spray a little on, every week or so (not the same spots, of course). I include this in my weekly service charge, though (weed control in the ornamentals).

    Check with tractor supply co. (or similar). They carry products with 41% AI of glyphosate that's reasonable ($40/2.5gal). That's enough product to (for your purposes) make well over 100gal. of mix. That ought to last you a while!

    Good luck.
  9. rundugrun

    rundugrun LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I'd use Journey. Long lasting residual effect.

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