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Old 03-11-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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By Mistake--My wife bought an Ortho Herbicide that is desighned to be applied AFTER MOWING!
To me, that doesn't make sense. After you mow the lawn, the weeds are gone. I guess this is used as a broadcast spray and not spot sprayed.
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My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong - PLEASE) is that when the mower makes cuts in the broad-leaf or other weeds it exposes enough of the plants cells to absorb the herbicide. I was told (I know not a good source) that it allows you to use less herbicide.
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My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong - PLEASE) is that when the mower makes cuts in the broad-leaf or other weeds it exposes enough of the plants cells to absorb the herbicide. I was told (I know not a good source) that it allows you to use less herbicide.
After the weed is cut ----how do you know where it is??
I have always got good results fron "weed-be-gone" and she thought that was what she was buying.
Guess I'll return it for the proper herbacide.
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Having the herbicide make good leaf contact is key to weeds being controlled. So you're right "after" mowing doesn't make sense. The more leaves the herbicide makes contact with the more thorough/quicker kill you get. Technically you don't have to mix/apply the weed killer as heavy or hot either.
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