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Old 05-13-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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We have alot of rain this year in Milwaukee, WI. Every year I apply fertilizer w/ crabgrass control, but this year I have ALOT more dandelions. I have been just spot spraying them w/ ortho weed b gone. Anything else I can try because they are multiplying.

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We have alot of rain this year in Milwaukee, WI. Every year I apply fertilizer w/ crabgrass control, but this year I have ALOT more dandelions. I have been just spot spraying them w/ ortho weed b gone. Anything else I can try because they are multiplying.
Any product with 2,4-D will beat them down. Look at labels closely.

Generally, the liquid spray is more concentrated than anything you can get in granules.

Do not spray them directly with RoundUp. It will kill them, but will also splatter on the grass and kill it.

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Any product with 2,4-D will beat them down. Look at labels closely.

Generally, the liquid spray is more concentrated than anything you can get in granules.

Do not spray them directly with RoundUp. It will kill them, but will also splatter on the grass and kill it.
I use the ortho product that kills weeds not lawns. Can you give me an idea of what granule to buy instead? I plan on doing that today. Thanks
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You want a broadleaf weed control product for dandelions but you may have trouble finding it without fertilizer and you said you just fed the long with food and crabgrass killer? I would stick to the spray.
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You want a broadleaf weed control product for dandelions but you may have trouble finding it without fertilizer and you said you just fed the long with food and crabgrass killer? I would stick to the spray.
Thanks. They just keep on coming out all over and I'll keep on spraying them. I almost went through a whole big jug.
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You want a broadleaf weed control product for dandelions but you may have trouble finding it without fertilizer and you said you just fed the long with food and crabgrass killer? I would stick to the spray.
Exactly. I don't know of any granulated product other than the stuff like Scotts Turf Builder Plus. Mostly fertilizer, with just a little bit of 2,4-D.

Read labels carefully. Some of the spray (don't know about Ortho) only has about 1/2 of 1% 2,4-D. Others have a higher concentration.

Your best bet - if available - is to get to a farm store, or an actual agricultural supplier. They sell the real stuff. My brother manages a large farmland cooperative. I can get 2,4-D from him that is much cheaper, and much stronger, than anything available in the "city stores."


Just be very careful of "drift."

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