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Heavy dew...spraying

Hi....is it ok to spray lawn weeds I.e dandelions,clover while there's a heavy dew in the morning 

and the lawn is soaking wet.....or should you wait till the lawn as dried off and the weed is completely dry....

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  • PRO

    As it would have the same effect as spraying herbicide in the rain, I would say no, it would need to be dry.... Generally the label states something along the lines of 'apply in still, dry conditions'.

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    if there are visible droplets on the leaf then 'no' . If the ground is a bit damp but doesn't soak the leather on your boots then its ok, especially if the weather is set to be warm later on.

  • PRO

    Thanks guys....

  • PRO

    Would it not be suitable to blow the lawn off with a leaf blower? Size dependent of course.

  • PRO

    Practicalities of providing a full time lawn care service don't always allow for nuances on weather. Yes if it's chucking it down, then weed control is out. Damp, another matter. Add a "sticker" mixed with a quick applying weed control and all will be ok. Not as good as dry, but will give good / sufficient results. Speak to your preferred supplier for their choices on stickers.

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    Cheers guys.....lawn was far to big to blow did think about it....

    sticker yes Andrew will look into it, I use with a total...mixture b

    however a few years Back I tried mixture b with Relay turf

    a week later it knocked the grass back pale yellow colour....

    so never really thought about it again.


  • I agree with Andrew it would help if you add a 'sticker' otherwise known as a surfactant as they told me at college, it's basically soap. Also, yes you could blow the grass then make sure you soak the vegetation until runoff, worked for me several times when pushed for time.

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