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Old 17-05-2007, 06:51 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Default Grass spray to stunt growth?

Does a chemical exist that one could spray on grass to
slow down its growth.... yet not kill it?

And can a consumer buy it?
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Old 17-05-2007, 09:54 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Default Grass spray to stunt growth?

On May 17, 11:51 am, wrote:
Does a chemical exist that one could spray on grass to
slow down its growth.... yet not kill it?


What you're looking for is called a growth regulator. And yes, they
exist and are used to slow the growth of a variety of plants,
including turfgrass.



And can a consumer buy it?


I think you'll find that this stuff is sold in package quantities
suitable to golf courses and similar. Meaning it's going to come in a
minimum size big enough to do acres, with a price tag to match and
distributed through channels that serve those industries.


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Old 17-05-2007, 10:31 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Default Grass spray to stunt growth?

On 17 May, 17:51, wrote:
Does a chemical exist that one could spray on grass to
slow down its growth.... yet not kill it?

And can a consumer buy it?


The chemical used is normally Maleic Hydrazide. It can sometimes turn
finer grasses (Bents and fescues) brown, but this dose disappear after
a while.
You can stunt the growth for up to 6 weeks at a time. (Do a test patch
on your lawn first.
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Old 18-05-2007, 03:11 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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I just pee on it
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Does a chemical exist that one could spray on grass to
slow down its growth.... yet not kill it?

And can a consumer buy it?



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Old 18-05-2007, 06:29 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Data wrote:

You can stunt the growth for up to 6 weeks at a time. (Do a test patch
on your lawn first.


thanks guys .... great info!

I'm cutting grass every day it seems like!! Want to
slow it down

Question tho.... is this stuff SAFE to the environment?
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Old 19-05-2007, 01:32 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Default Grass spray to stunt growth?

willshak said:

Most grass grows fastest in Spring


Source?

Your blanket statement about grass is 100% wrong. It *all* depends on what
*kind* of grass it is.

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