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Old 09-10-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Oro Valley, yeah....we are residents here now....
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Ok, so I keep pulling weeds and spraying them with Roundup. The weeds keep coming back and grow fast.... I see landscapers spraying something along side the roads and do not see weeds there, any idea what they are spraying? Am I just stuck pulling weeks constantly?
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Ok, so I keep pulling weeds and spraying them with Roundup. The weeds keep coming back and grow fast.... I see landscapers spraying something along side the roads and do not see weeds there, any idea what they are spraying? Am I just stuck pulling weeks constantly?
Mostly only during the rainy season, Mike.

The landscapers around here spray a bright blue stuff and it seems to work ok.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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I work in the agricultural chemical hauling business. The over the counter weed control stuff does work but is MUCH LESS effective than the stuff my company uses on the farm fields here. When we spray the corn fields the weeds just fall down flat within 1 hour and then don't come back for months!. I believe you have to have a special license to buy and apply these powerful type of chemicals. I suggest you contact a commercial sprayer to get the best and longest lasting results with weed control.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Go to your local Lowes or similar and ask for pre-emergent weed killer. Use it as directed. Works great.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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When the Monsoon is over hit them hard with Roundup, then wait a week and do it again. They will dry up and go away, then repeat the next year.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:06 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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The blue stuff (or light green in some cases) is pre-emergent. Our landscape company sprays it four times a year: September, December, March and June. It works well, but it's professional grade. You might need someone like Lawn Doctor (do they have that here?) or a private landscape firm (our condo complex uses Northwest Landscaping) to apply it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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An excellent & very effective product is Weed Free Zone by FertiLome (View Product ). It's relatively expensive but is highly concentrated, zaps weeds & grasses fast, and even kills the tenacious wild morning glory.

Use pre-emergents in spring & fall to prevent new weeds and Weed Free Zone for weeds that appear anyway, and you'll have a ...... weed free area (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun ).
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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This rainy season has been brutal, I don't think we have had a day without rain since the Monument Fire went out. Other than the structure damage everything is grown back. That green stuff the City uses hasn't even slowed it down
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I work in the agricultural chemical hauling business. The over the counter weed control stuff does work but is MUCH LESS effective than the stuff my company uses on the farm fields here. When we spray the corn fields the weeds just fall down flat within 1 hour and then don't come back for months!. I believe you have to have a special license to buy and apply these powerful type of chemicals. I suggest you contact a commercial sprayer to get the best and longest lasting results with weed control.
A friend of mine who has a lot of rental property told me to quit trying to do it myself and hire someone who would use stuff I shouldn't be messing around with. I went together with a couple of neighbors in the subdivision and we all get sprayed on the same day (usually in March) before a single weed has shown up. The guy charges us each a hundred dollars and I don't have to weed all summer except to pull up a few here and there that come up in sidewalk cracks or places the sprayer could have missed. I especially hated trying to deal with that low, creeping, mossy stuff that attaches to the gravel this time of year. Now I don't have to. Money well-spent.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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This rainy season has been brutal, I don't think we have had a day without rain since the Monument Fire went out. Other than the structure damage everything is grown back. That green stuff the City uses hasn't even slowed it down
This for Sierra Vista.
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