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Jim from Maryland writes,

Should Solitare Herbicide be used to treat the entire area, spot treatment, or either?

The instructions talk about coverage per acre etc. and I saw one Q/A that mentioned up to .478 per 1 gallon of water. Is the reason the dosage is so unclear because the product is designed to be used to cover an entire lawn (healthy and weed infested) areas, and not designed for spots treatment of trouble areas? Or can it effectively be used for both? Lastly, if feasible for spot treatments, can you clearly state the recommended amount to use per 1 gallon of water?


Solitare Herbicide should be applied as a broadcast application and is safe for listed cool and warm season turgrasses. This type of application will offer the best results, but it can be applied as a spot treatment as well. You will need to use .367 - .735 oz of product per 1,000 sq feet. The exact amount of water use will not be important. As long as the amount of active ingredient is spread equally over that area the amount of water is not important.  To calibrate your equipment, for example, a 1 gallon sprayer, mark off an area of 1,000 square feet, and cover that area at your normal pace as evenly as possible. If you used the entire gallon, you would use the recommended amount of product in 1 gallon of water.

Answer last updated on: 07/21/2015

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