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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Terry's Lease Maintenance Ltd.
Sylvan Lake, AB

403-887-2755
info@tlmltd.ca

 

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What are the benefits to spraying versus mowing?

How do you determine which Herbicide to use?

Why do you use blue dye?

How effective is the herbicide if it rains soon after being applied?

How long after the application can I see results?

What is the duration of the herbicide?

How big a cut is your mower?

What is better a full cut or shoulder cut?

Do I need to know the weeds I have before I call?

 

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What are the benefits to spraying versus mowing?

  • Spraying achieves control on weeds in one application. 
  • Spraying has a smaller impact on ground disturbance on right of ways. 
  • Spraying is less costly and quicker.

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How do you determine which Herbicide to use?

The herbicide for each job is determined by a vegetation management plan.  We take into consideration the vegetation that needs to be controlled, land use, adjacent land owners concerns, cost, and the safety to the applicator and livestock.

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Herbicide Application with Blue Dye - Riser

Why do you use blue dye?

The blue dye allows the applicator and customer to easily identify what has been sprayed, and also minimizes overspray.

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How effective is the herbicide if it rains soon after being applied?

Depending on how much rain has fallen on the site, the effectiveness of the herbicide can be lessened if it rains within four hours of the application.  If this is the case, the site would be reassessed in ten to fourteen days and may need to be redone.

There are products available that do have 1 hour rainfast (ie. Roundup Weathermax).

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How long after the application can I see results?

How quickly application results are evident depends on the type of herbicide used. 

For example, Roundup affects the weed in two to four days with visible browning and deterioration within seven to ten days. 

Cool weather can also slow the herbicide’s activity.

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Oil Lease Site after Vegetation Management
 

What is the duration of the herbicide?

The duration of the herbicide depends on the herbicide used and the rate to which it was applied. 

  • Long term residual products (ie. Tordon 22K) extend over one year. 
  • Short term residual products (ie. 2-4-D) last one growing season or less. 
  • Contact products (ie. Roundup) touch only the above ground growth.

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How big a cut is your mower?

The standard cutting width is 10’ with a wing mower.  It can mow heavy grass and up to three inch diameter of Brush.

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What is better a full cut or shoulder cut?

It is best to cut right of ways twice a year. 

The first cut should be a full cut therefore allowing the second cut to be a shoulder cut. 

One full cut and a shoulder cut reduces weeds and helps with snow control in the winter.

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Do I need to know the weeds I have before I call?

Absolutely not. Although it helps if you know what weeds you have before we come, we will identify the weeds before we spray to ensure the proper herbicides are used.

If you'd like to try to identify the weeds on your own, here is a copy of the "Weed Identification in Alberta" booklet that should help.

We have also included pictures of some common weeds in our Photo Gallery.

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Scentless Chamomile Seedling

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