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Old 06-13-2016, 04:09 PM   #15
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i use spectracide weed and grass killer or red #2 diesel fuel,works great.

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Old 06-13-2016, 04:11 PM   #16
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Tractor supply is your fruend!

What sells at Costco or home depot is way too expensive.

TSC has generic almost always on sale and branded product not bad either.

Estate sales also are good...Get a gallon for a buck sometimes.

If you want "more" seek out a commercial Ag supplier and get some surflan.

About 100 bucks maybe more but if you make it a tiny bit strong nothing grows...

If Bermuda grass you will need to mix higher concentrates and repeat a few times as it has massive amounts of rhizomes that keep poping up, can take a long time to get them all.

It tank mixes with round up and has orange dye to mark your spot that fades in a few days.

It keeps seeds from sprouting.

Booster trick...

Get some ammonia sulfate or other high nitrogen fertilizer (first number of 3) and win it in the water first.

Round up is a hormone that is absorbed by the leaves and the nitrogen causes the plant to suck it in like a junkie.
Surflan is a preemergent and can be mixed with glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in roundup. Also add maybe a tablespoon of liquid dish soap to the glyphosate sur flan mix. It helps the stuff stick to the plant so it gets absorbed. The glyphosate will kill off the growing vegetation and the Surflan will help keep it from seeding. Note that there are certain recommended temps when you are not supposed to use Surflan.

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Old 06-14-2016, 10:05 AM   #17
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The nice thing about RD UP is it only kills whats up.
It will not keep anything from growing back.

The reason that is nice is it doesn't leach through the soil.

Buying at a farm supply store will save big bucks and there are a lot of RD UP knock offs.
A gallon of concentrate should run around $15-$20 a gallon.
I mix 10 oz in a 4 gallon back pack.

The vinegar and salt thing is more toxic than RD Up if you look up the LD-50.

Edit: Guess I didn't read page 2!

Surflan works well for us in SOME conditions, depending on what we are trying to control weed wise.

The challenge is I believe it only comes in a powder and needs constant agitation, which doesn't work well for most home owners.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:15 PM   #18
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We bought surflan direct from commercial or farmers distribution center in a 2.5 gallon size.

It was about 100 or so maybe 198 and that was 5 years ago.

It has red dye in it that reacts to uv light.

Tank mix with RU and the dye marks where you have been.

We had some difficult stuff at one site so we may have added a bit much...The dye that normally fades an a day took about 3 months...nothing grew in there...

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