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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Recommended liquid herbicide for lawn weeds Reply with quote

Hi
Due to expense of 3 in one weed controls and the size of my garden I am looking to use a mix of fertiliser e.g 101020 or similar and spray weed killer to maintain my lawn.
My local Coop is recommending 'Benlene super' as they say this alot better than other products on the market which will kill weeds without damaging the grass

any comments / recommendations of product above?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of it and Google hasn't either by the looks of it http://www.google.ie/search?q=Benlene+super&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a . Are you sure that is the right name bro?

GPI the admin is building up a list of weed control here Weeds in Ireland which you should have a look at as it mentions the chemical controls plus the active ingrediants that the sprays should contain to control certain weeds.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is "Super Benlene" by Bayer that you are asking about bro.
MCPA is the main element in it so it would be good against creeping buttercup, chickweed, White clover etc.
To be fair I didn't think this product was on the market now, I thought SQUIRE was the one which took over from it.

What weeds are you hoping to deal with?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Verge typo error -
the product is 'Banlene Super' from Bayer as GPI mentions
see link below
http://www.bayercropscience.co.uk/http://docushare.bayercropscience.co.uk/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-1486/Banlene_Super.pdf

Co-op guy recommnends it for domestic use in preference to ' Verdone' etc in controlling most lawn/ grass weeds and is €28 for 5l container.

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I want to control the following weeds found in my lawn
1. Thistle
2. Creeping buttercup
3. Daisy
4. Dock
5. Couch
6. grass weeds
7. Red shank

I have these coming through now and want to keep them in check before rampant spreading.

I also have sonething which not sure of name but is a very tought needle like grass which is very dense and is a redish/brown colour
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That link is coming up dead for me bro Sad
Just to let you know, to the best of my knowledge there is no selective weedkiller which will remove couch grass (scutch) and leave lawn grass standing.
All grass or no grass, thats the way it seems.

Post up a pic of your very tough needle like grass/very dense/reddish/brown colour, and we will see if we can identify it and a solution for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this link
http://www.bayercropscience.co.uk/crops.aspx
and scroill down to Hebicides for Banlene Super.

I will try and get photo of the other tough needle like weed and post up
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't upload my pic Confused but I think it may be a rush type plant as alot in neighbouring farmers field.

As it never gets to grow to big in my garden due to me cutting the grass weekly it is hard to distinguish plant clearly but on closer look it has a red/brown colour at base of plant and the tiny red bud on some stalks with others needle like in feature. From a distance the effected areas have red/brown appearance. Hope it makes sense

Would you recommend Banlene super for combating most garden weeds or Vitax or Verdone ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bro's picture of the wild grass uploaded.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Verge..

I bought Mortox 50 and will be spraying the lawns weather permitting as soon as I can.

I imagine i will need to overseed afer the application of weed killer to replace weeded areas with grass.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bro wrote:


I imagine i will need to overseed afer the application of weed killer to replace weeded areas with grass.


Yes, or else weeds will just move in agaain, methods of overseeding shown in these two videos http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about769.html

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit late with this Bro, but the weed in your photo is Toadrush. It loved the wet soil of a house we were renting and spread out over the lawn, beds and gravel paths. A regular lawn weedkiller like the verdone will put paid to it though, thing is the devil puts out loads of seeds which may come up for a while. Your lawn may be wet if you are getting a lot of it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Mortox 50 would be more of a heavy duty lawn weedkiller than say verdone as it is used on golf courses and by farmers.
So that should shift the visible weeds, but you will get a few resurfacing from their fallen seeds.
A reapplication or pulling up in the case of the resufacing Toadrush should be enough.
However weeds like Toadrush will be encouraged back in if you do not overseed and look at sorting out any drainage problems.

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