Forum

About the Landscape Juice Network

Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.

LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry

LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.

For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.

Weedkiller

I’ve been using clinic ace weedkiller for a while now and was hoping you guys could tell me what else I could use that’s stronger.

how do I get some of the stronger weedkiller?

i have no certificate and have not  been on any courses.

 

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

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Rosate 360 TF is the pro weed killer. 20ml to 25 ml per litre for knapsack spraying. This equates to 250 litres of weed killer [at 20ml per litre]. Less than £30 on ebay including delivery. There are many suppliers on there. 

    • Is there anything that kills seeds. 

      Im spraying large are of weeds and they just keep coming back.

      i need some Chernobyl grade weed killer that will kill the seeds and stop re growth

      • PRO

        Fire kills (most) seeds, otherwise they can remain dormant in the soil for up to 20 years.

        Spraying of any weed killer, other than in your own garden, requires a licence and training.  Training is part classroom and part practical.

        Most weeds are killed by absorbing the 'spray' through their leaves.  A fine mist is required to settle on the leaf, too much 'wetting' and it will 'run-off'

        There are many posts on the LJN about pesticides from many much more expert than I.

         

         

  • PRO

    Guys, I am afraid I may upset some of you with this.

    If you want to act and BE professional, please do the courses, learn how to mix and spray properly, then you can talk to your insurance company about getting insured to do the work.

     

    Most glyphosphates do a good job albiet some take longer to work than others. Some are technically safer than others both to people and the environment. 360g per litre ie roundup 360 are MORE than adequate for most situations even at the lower dose rates. Ie 2 or 3 litres per hectare.

    If you are not achieving good results, faulty application, poor or nonuse of adjuvants or water conditioners, poor calibration, worn or unsuitable nozzles or poor  mixing are likely the causes.

    There are lots of places that do the training, please do it then your spraying is likely to be much more effective!

    • I wasn’t even aware I needed a license to use weedkiller, can I do the courses online?

      • PRO

        Unfortunately not. You need NPTC Pa1 and Pa6. Lots of hort/agri colleges will run them as well as independents. 

        The course is made up of practical and theory (2 days from memory)  with an independant assessor on the 3rd day.

      • PRO

        It is illegal to spray pesticide without aPA1 and PA6. defra or sepa depending where you are will have your balls if something goes wrong to the tune of up to 5 years in jail or a £200,000 fine. I I am sure that you would have to really F up for that but it should focus your mind. 

        The course is only 2 days  in length and then two exams but the study to pass the exam is quite heavy. 

  • PRO Supplier

    You can spray amateur pesticides on your own land. Use of ANY pesticide NOT on your land requires a qualification/ licence - technically called a 'Certificate of Competence'. City & Guilds or LANTRA are the only two awarding bodies...
    Let me know where you are and we may have a partner training centre nearby or take a trip to sunny Lincolnshire and do it with us !

    • PRO

      Another option is to get your customer to pay for a qualified operative to carry out the treatment especially if its a large area . 

      Are the seeds from a nearby plant ? is it possible to cut the flowers off before they set seed ?  

       

This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Landscape Gardener (commercial maintenance)

We have an open position for an experienced commercial maintenance landscape gardener, ideally with good handyman skills, to join our company due to contiuned expansion. Based in west Surrey, we work across the South/South East predominately for commercial clients. The candidate will have/be: Experience in commercial grounds / estates maintenance with practical handyman skills Presentable

Experienced landscaper

Lawnswood Landscapes are currently looking for an experienced hard landscaper to work on a variety of projects Based in Southwick over the past 9 years we have established an excellent reputation for our work and now looking to expand due to our increased work load. The ideal candidate will need to have at least 4

Casual help with soft landscaping

Seeking  some temporary help at a 4.5 acre garden in Oxforshire. A friendly team, we need help with preparing the garden for an upcoming event. All aspects of soft landscaping and garden care, some hard landscaping useful too.

gardener / domestic garden maintenance

Due to continued expansion and demand for our services we are looking for a new team member to join our small successful garden maintenance business. The applicants should be enthusiastic, fit, hard-working and able to hit the ground running with a willingness to learn. a full clean uk driving license is essential (minor points accepted)

Business Objectives Group (BOG)

PRO

Useful Online tools

Ever come across really, really useful online tools / links et al that have helped you in running a landscape / gardening business  ? If so, why not share it with us all ..... if it’s free to use and/or shareware etc post a link & a brief…

Read more…
0 Replies

Latest blog post

PRO Supplier

A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s…

Read more…

Trade green waste centres

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs

PRO Supplier

A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Chainsaw artist Ian Murray is attempting to set a new world record by climbing the three highest peaks in the UK and creating wood sculptures at the top of each one by using a Pellenc Selion M12 chainsaw – all within 24 hours.

The purpose…

Read more…