Forum

PRO

Horsetail problem

Just got an allotment as if I needed more gardening to do!Anyhow it was hugely overgrown but has a problem with horsetail it's everywhere. It's not just my plot but suggestions.I've cut it down, removed waste, sprayed, cultivatored anything else I've missed?What would you spray on it?

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • PRO Supplier

    Hello,

    Its a horrible weed to be stuck with - you have my sympathies. For horsetail control we have Kurtail Gold in 500ml or 2L sizes. Its benefit for planting areas vs. Kaskara (now back in stock for a short time) is it degrades very quickly in soil so re-planting or seeding can take place very soon after. However - do your reading on horsetail as any major digging or rotorvating will only spread the problem....happy to talk about it if you like..

    Richard@Progreen
    (01778) 394052
    www.progreen.co.uk

  • PRO

    I've been using Kurtail Gold recently with lots of customers. It works well. You need a few applications to really get rid of it because it just keeps coming and there are inevitably bits you will miss first time around. It blackens it off and kills down to the root. I will see if I can work out how to post pictures on here...

    For anyone using it commercially the product is not cheap and not available domestically so charge accordingly. I will be offering mares tail treatment as a stand alone service next year based on the use of Kurtail Gold. It is rampant here in the North West. 

  • I first heard of kurtail 2 or 3 years ago. I've heard that it's effective. Sounds like it will work well on the allotment. I was thinking of getting it for one of my contracts. It has a 'refurbished' and replanted rockery. But there is an ongoing problem with mares tail. I'm hoping that brushing it on to individual stems will work well. I'm fed up with constantly cutting it down as it comes through.
    Has anyone tried applying it like this?
    • About to use Kurtail Gold this year on client's garden. I am organic at home so just dig then pull and make sure remove sporing body early in the year.

  • 2, 4 D is the cheapest oldest & v effective chemical on the market. Was a constituent of Agent Orange in Vietnam along with 2 other herbicides!

    • 2,4 D is banned is it not?
This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

Overview This is a fantastic opportunity for a carpenter or a skilled outdoor landscaper with good wood skills to join our team. We are a small yet growing high-end manufacturer and installer of amazing climbing frames, tree houses and zip wires. We’re seeking an installer based in the SE to join the team and cover

Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of

HARD LANDSCAPE TEAM LEADER

We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

Latest blog post

Trade green waste centres

If you've received help from the Landscape Juice Network and you'd like to say thank you, why not make a small donation?

The site is maintained as an indpendent industry resource and it's become an essential tool for those working in the landscape industry.

Thank you

Phil Voice

Founder Landscape Juice

Make a donation

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs

PRO Supplier

Etesia completes portfolio for Scamblers

Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, believe they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s newest dealer.

First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in…

Read more…
PRO

How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn

Is your lawn weedy, mossy, baldy or just plain tired looking? In this blog we’ll show you how to revive your worn out lawn and make your neighbours turn green with envy.

 

Ireland is one of the best countries in the whole world…

Read more…
Comments: 0
PRO

In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

Read more…