- Mar 21, 2004
- Near the beach in Delaware
Besides hiring a company, how do you do it? For years I have been using pre-filled hose-end sprayers and they are OK but most will not get some really persistent weeds like wild violets. Most of the weeds killers for lawns are 2,4-D. Which does a pretty good job. I looked at several pre-filled hose-end sprayers and the quantity of 2,4-D per 1000 sq ft varied widely. One can also put on something like Scott's Turf Builder but the weeds need to be wet from dew so the weed killer will stick to the leaves and be absorbed. I am ordering some more commercial lawn weed products on Amazon and will spray it on with a 4 gal. backpack sprayer. I can vary the concentration if the directions provide a range. Then if recommend I can add a surfacant which makes the sprayed weed killer spread out on the weed leaves by reducing surface tension.