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Q: Any suggestions on a good weed control product?

Florida2Texas
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I live in Texas and my front yard and part of the backyard is invaded by weeds. I have tried some of the store bought weed and feed like Scotts but it has only eliminated 20% of the problem maybe!
Anyone know what these professional lawn maintenance guys use because my neighbors lawn has absolutely no weeds and she has TrueGreen come and spray something every month.

Not looking for a additional monthly expense so any suggestions for a store bought product that i can use myself will be HIGHLY appreciated!

Thanks!!!!
Florida2Texas posted May 03, 2013
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fluffy
This info was a lot harder to find that I thought it would be, and I'm not sure that it will be of much help to you. It appears that they have several custom-made formulations made by NuFarm Ltd. At best, all I can find are MSDS for TruPower Selective Herbicide, plus the same name with either a 2 or a 3 after it. They are probably all mixtures of common weed killers.

The pre-emergent weed killer is Syngenta Barricade 4FL Herbicide. You can actually buy this online at Amazon and Sears among other places, but a gallon will cost you between $200 to over $300.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted May 03, 2013
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Florida2Texas
Thanks Fluffy but amazon has just 1 review on this product which is a terrible one too. Do you have any personal reviews or are you basing it off the online facts? I would hate to spend $300 on something and not have it work!

http://www.amazon.com/Barricade-4FL-Pre-Emergent-Herbicide-Gallon/dp/B005DUW1L8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367616999&sr=8-1&keywords=Syngenta+Barricade+4FL+Herbicide
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.5k) posted May 03, 2013
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praveensapkota
st of General Herbicides

2,4-D
Hedonal D 55
2,4-D Amine
Harcros 2,4-D Sodium Salt
alachlor
Lasso
Metachlor
Regal
bispyribac-sodium
clomazone
cyhalofop-butyl
diuron
Ducron
fenoxaprop-p-ethyl
glyphosate
Baursate 36
Glytox
MCPA
Veedem 400
Finchem M 60
4-DPA
Propanil
Baurs 3,4-DPA

Among the above weedicides glphoste and 2,4-D are mostt widely used.
praveensapkota (rep: 50.7k) posted May 03, 2013
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kffight3r
As a Californian, I would tell you that weed is good for you
kffight3r (rep: 711) posted May 03, 2013
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glwrks
Vinegar. Just google "vinegar to kill weeds".
My son had asked when they bought their home for non toxic weed killers. (the yard had been left neglected for years...only weeds) He didn't want to harm his dog, himself or the environment. It takes a few rounds spaying/painting on. I also had him keep adding grass seed with a bit of peat moss & manure...the grass has won the war and choked out all the weeds:) His biggest expense was probably the water.
glwrks (rep: 119k) posted May 03, 2013
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dealwagger
I was just going to suggest vinegar as it's what I've heard of before but never tried. My yard is so full of weeds now that I'll be testing it out right along you! Plus all the chemicals run off into the sewer system which leaks into local water sources (YUCK!) while this will be safe.
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted May 03, 2013
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Acidbaby
Vinegar only kills the leaf of a weed not the roots. Plus it kills grass and will make your lawn bed too acidic for future plantings. You really dont want to use a weed and feed either as youre putting fertilizer on your lawn for the weeds that didnt succomb to the first treatment. Use a weed b gone type killer without the FEED part. Ortho or Bayer both make a good product. Most of them otc use 2,4-D and will have the same results. But you need to keep your lawn at the correct height for the type grass you have as they all have different characteristics and grow at better heights. Water less often as well. But definately not vinegar or salt, they will ruin your soil in the long run.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted May 03, 2013
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Acidbaby
Also you pointed out the biggest factor. You said they have a professional come monthly, thats what it takes. One application of weed killer isnt going to work magic.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted May 03, 2013
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lilywow
I tried weed be gone and it did not work. I am ready to call a professional. This year, our weeds are taking over
lilywow (rep: 8.32k) posted May 04, 2013
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fluffy
I don't have any person experience with these weed killers, Florida2Texas. I was just trying to find out what TruGreen uses.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted May 04, 2013
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Florida2Texas
Thanks eveyone! All the above comments are quite helpful! Going to research a bit more on each and every suggestion to determine what is the best options. Also i have started pulling some of the really nasty weeds by the uproot weed and root remover maually. Someone told me that it takes time but that might be a good long term solution...
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.5k) posted May 05, 2013
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mdgirl
@ Florida2Texas please updated us with what you used
mdgirl (rep: 6.78k) posted May 05, 2013
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roylong
I also want to find such a product
roylong (rep: 11) posted May 06, 2013
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