Spartan Herbicide- Pre-emergent for Home Lawns
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Spartan herbicde is a pre-emergent that forms a protective layer in your soil for up to 6 months, as weeds try to germinate they absorb the herbicide and die.
When and how to use it
When should I use it?
Spartan herbicide is a pre-emergent herbicide targeting common grass weeds like Winter Grass, Crows Foot and others.
It works as the weeds emerge, not when they are fully grown, that means the barrier needs to be down before the seeds start to germinate. The ideal time for this is as soils cool and as soils warm up. That means late February as soils coil into Autumn and again the first week of September as soils start to warm up.
How do I use it?
Simply grab a pump pack sprayer and put 10-40ml of product into at least 5L of water and apply over 100m2.
After applying (or within 7 days) water in with at least 6mm of irrigation or rain.
What's in it?
What’s in it?
The product is non-hazardous and contains an amazing new active called Prodiamine.
The technical stuff
We realise not everyone knows abotu pre-emergents but they are one of the great things about the professional turf industry we would love you to know about. That’s why we compiled some more information here.
If you have any other technical questions please send us a message.
Q & A
How do I get the best results?
A nice even coverage and watering in well is important.
How much water should I apply to water in?
Watering or rainfall of 6mm is recommended within 7 days of application.The best way to achieve this is with a sprinkler and the use of an empty tuna can, measure 6mm up the side and make a mark. Irrigate until the water reches that mark.
Is this safe for all turf types?
It is safe for warm season turf types like Kikuyu, Buffalo, Couch and Zoysia. It is not recommended for cool season varieties like rye, fescue and kentucky bluegrass. Do not apply if intending to oversow your warm season lawn with one of these cool season varieties.
How long before I see results?
Spartan is a pre-emergent herbicide, it doesn’t kill existing weeds so you won’t see results like you will with other herbicides. But it will continue protecting your lawn for up to 6 months.
Is there anything else I should do after applying Spartan?
If applying Spartan in Spring it’s also recommended to consider a fertiliser and an insecticide like Acelepryn to protect your lawn. Or there are some great lawn plans here.
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