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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo;
    .. Bought a zero weed wand the other day, .... leave it full of straight Glypho for when there is just a handful of weeds .....
    but more importantly will be great for brushing on to cut stems/stumps.
    Pretty effective devices.
    Equally effective / useful are plastic 'dabber bottles' which are just shoe polish bottles with the foam applicator tip.
    Here you can get new (& empty) ones for free from your local council office for dealing with 'environmental weeds'. Worth asking your local council environment dept.
    Fill them with straight glypho (+ optionally some dye) and they are great for dealing with individual weeds (with minimal co-lateral damage) and poisoning cut ends/stumps/stems of woody plants, blackberry, ivy etc.

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    Reviving a zombie thread here...

    lawn spraying is a big part of my business... I'm only new though..
    I'm getting good success....but clover is so hard to get rid of

    I'm reading using veggie oil as part of my mix ...How much would I use ?

    This is my current mix in an 18 ltr backpack sprayer
    100mls Bin-die
    a slurp of Dishwashing liquid
    blue marking dye
    veggie oil ?
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    There are much better chemicals than bin die for clover

    But your question on the vegie oil , the dishwashing liquid is doing the same thing , in 18 litres 50 mls should do you don't want to be to heavy handed you will end up burning the grass. I would up the rate of chemical you are using to at least 10 mls per litre

    Are you just spraying the weeds or blanket spraying the whole lawn ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    There are much better chemicals than bin die for clover

    But your question on the vegie oil , the dishwashing liquid is doing the same thing , in 18 litres 50 mls should do you don't want to be to heavy handed you will end up burning the grass. I would up the rate of chemical you are using to at least 10 mls per litre

    Are you just spraying the weeds or blanket spraying the whole lawn ?
    I blanket spray the lawn with my first spray....Then spot spray on follow up after about 4-5 weeks..
    10 mls per ltr seems a bit heavy (180mls in my18lt backpack) .. I'm sure you know more than me
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    Mate mix it at 10mls and just try a small area . Yes if you are blanket spraying its probably best to stick to the recommended rates. Are you using a fan nozzle on your sprayer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Mate mix it at 10mls and just try a small area . Yes if you are blanket spraying its probably best to stick to the recommended rates. Are you using a fan nozzle on your sprayer ?
    yes, I use a fan nozzle.. I'll up the dosage when I spot spray
    Whats good for killing clover ?...that's my main problem

    Ive been sticking with bin-die because its safe on all grasses
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    Default Re: Lawn herbicides

    Spearhead
    Javelin
    Bow and arrow
    Jolt
    There are probably more that I don't know of , all with the same active constituents

    can be used on all lawns like the bin die. They are much better on the clover than bin die
    White clover Trifolium repens is a nitrogen fixer , so keep your lawns well fertilized and you will see much less of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Spearhead
    Javelin
    Bow and arrow
    Jolt
    There are probably more that I don't know of , all with the same active constituents

    can be used on all lawns like the bin die. They are much better on the clover than bin die
    White clover Trifolium repens is a nitrogen fixer , so keep your lawns well fertilized and you will see much less of it
    Thanks mate.. I'll get some
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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Spearhead
    Javelin
    Bow and arrow
    Jolt
    There are probably more that I don't know of , all with the same active constituents

    can be used on all lawns like the bin die. They are much better on the clover than bin die
    White clover Trifolium repens is a nitrogen fixer , so keep your lawns well fertilized and you will see much less of it
    Is it safe on all types of Buffalo?

    Label says this - Transient discolouration may occur on kikuyu and carpet grass and Queensland blue couch. Varietal differences in certain buffalo grasses (eg. ST85) may produce more pronounced effects and it is recommended that small areas be tested for turf safety before large-scale application occurs.

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    Yes it is safe but as it says transient discolouration may occur . At the moment I have a QLD blue lawn that I sprayed with spearhead at the higher rate and you can see where I sprayed its not burnt just faded a bit I know it will come back , but if you were unsure could cause some worry. Buffalo handles it really well . Always try a patch before you spray the whole lawn, and make sure you shake the bottle well before measuring it out as it separates

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    I believe it can have an effect on ST varieties of Buffalo neither Sir Walter or Palmetto are st varieties
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
    And if you don't like what Ian has to say use the ignore function if you don't know how ask i will gladly tell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    I believe it can have an effect on ST varieties of Buffalo
    ST was the Worst Grass ever designed ..I don't think you can even buy it anymore
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    Ive been trying to buy some Javelin/spearhead... I can only find it in 10lts
    does anyone know where you can get it in smaller lots ? Like 5lts
    cheers
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    OK.. I bought 10 lts of "jolt" (Javelin/Spearhead)

    Is there anything I need to be careful of ?
    Any precautions ?

    Is it safe for all grass ?

    Cheers
    B.L.T.H Brake late,turn hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndoTheMando View Post
    OK.. I bought 10 lts of "jolt" (Javelin/Spearhead)

    Is there anything I need to be careful of ?
    Any precautions ?

    Is it safe for all grass ?

    Cheers
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