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Old 05-06-2010, 08:34 AM   #16
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #17
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i have the same problem tons of dandy lion and weeds the ortho weed b gone killed some of the dandy lions but not all of them. I am thinking of either trying another spray down of weed b gone for whats left. Or following this scotts lawn guide from their web site for my area.

http://www.scotts.com/smg/learn/annu...uestid=5313928

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I was really hoping to seed the bare spots and over seed where i have grass but i was told i need to rid the weeds first.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:14 PM   #18
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My experience w/ both Scott's and Bayer's current all-in-one weed killer liquid concentrates is that one application just kind of stuns them and stunts their future growth. (The Weed-B-Gon my dad used 30 years ago killed them (brown and withered) in two days!)

So plan on hitting them twice. Check label; I think you're supposed to wait a week or 2 between applications.

A broadcast sprayer (vs. spot application) will get the baby ones you can't see yet!
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #19
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it just seems like there is more for some reason the last time i sprayed weed b gone was about 19 days ago. but i am hoping to rid the weeds in a week or so so i can plat seed in the bare spots and fertilize in the 1st or 2nd week of june.

If i cant rid the yard of weeds to seed before june then in the fall i will probably roto-till the whole yard and plant seed then. i would guess my back yard is around 2500sq ft which isn't large but large enough for a grass virgin.
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jomama45,

Am I reading correctly that you spent $80 for fertilizer per application for about an acre?

Just wondering- what is IIRC?
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I just used the Ortho Weed Be Gone with a hose end sprayer. Looks like it's working the dandys and clover are already wilting (24 hrs). I plan on waiting til early next week, then overseeding.
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Am I reading correctly that you spent $80 for fertilizer per application for about an acre?

Something like that.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:35 AM   #24
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i am gonna try the weed be gone hose sprayer instead of only spot shooting with a regular garden sprayer. Then maybe i'll get lucky enought to be able to over seed next week.
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i am gonna try the weed be gone hose sprayer instead of only spot shooting with a regular garden sprayer. Then maybe i'll get lucky enought to be able to over seed next week.
I was at HD tonight in the aisle with the Weed-B-Gone and noticed there is a regular mix and a Weed-B-Gone Max. Maybe try the "Max" version? Not sure if it makes a difference or just marketing but it's may be worth a try. Also if you have a Costco by you they were selling a two bottle value pack of the "Max" version
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I was at HD tonight in the aisle with the Weed-B-Gone and noticed there is a regular mix and a Weed-B-Gone Max. Maybe try the "Max" version? Not sure if it makes a difference or just marketing but it's may be worth a try.
What did the label say? Is there a difference in strength?

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