TVC Total Vegetation Control - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Nancy from Zillah, Washington
    09/14/2013
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    How much TVC Total Vegetation Control do I need for 4,000 sq ft?
    I am building a kennel and I do not want weeds growing in it. So I was hoping to use a soil sterilizer.
    A
    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water. So you would need about 4 ounces in at least 8 gallons of water to cover your 4000 sq/ft.
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  • Asked by Chuck from Squaw Valley, Ca
    10/02/2016
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    What is a good pre-emergent spray for preventing weed growth in gravel driveways, patios and walkways?
    I have around 4000 sq of gravel driveways, patios and walkways. You have a bewildering range of pre emergent products. Adjacent to these areas are fruit trees and blackberry bushes. I also have pasture areas with horses and cows adjacent to these areas. One corner of one pasture, about 500 sq, has thistles and some other pickly weed that I have not been able to identify. Any suggestions
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    The best and longest-lasting pre-emergent herbicide to use around areas like gravel and patios where you do not want any plants to grow would be a vegetation management product like Martin's TVC Total Vegetation Management. This product will prevent any plant growth in those areas for up to 1 year. Just be sure not to apply in a way that would run off or contact the roots of desirable plants since this product last for so long. If you have existing plants in the gravel areas, then you can use RoundUp QuikPro to spot treat and kill any existing plants.

    Keep in mind that many regular pre-emergent herbicides made for turf and/or ornamental areas have a temporary dye in the product to act as an indicator. You would want to be very careful with these products around concrete or other porous surfaces, since they could stain those surfaces. Either Dimension 2EW or Gallery 75DF can be used on basically any type of turf and would not stain concrete or gravel. These would offer 3-6 months of pre-emergent control of listed weeds.

    To kill vines and brush in the pasture area, I would recommend Hi-Yield Range and Pasture Triclopyr 4. This product is safe to use in grazing areas and on many types of turf. The active ingredient is excellent for most vines, brush, stump treatments, etc. You would want to avoid spraying desirable plants like any shrubs or fruit trees, and you should not apply herbicides like this within the drip line of plants that produce edibles such as the fruit trees. You can view our other Range and Pasture Products here.

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  • Asked by Rick from West Chester, Pa
    10/05/2013
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    Need to COMPLETELY destroy weeds, bushes, and "sucker plants" on walkways and 2-3 feet from edge of driveway.
    Is this product a good choice: Best way to apply - sprayer, and if so, which one? Is applying now (October) OK to last until next fall?
    A
    TVC Total Vegetation Control would be a great product for you. TVC Total Vegetation Control is a systemic herbicide that works by translocating through stems and leaves and destroying the plant root. TVC Total Vegetation Control gives you season long control over undesirable vegetation such as annual and perennial weeds, woody brush, and trees.  You can use this product in any standard pump sprayer following the instructions on the product label.   Anytime the undesirable vegetation is growing and the ground is not frozen you can appy the product.
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  • Asked by Deanna from Tully
    10/22/2014
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    How long before the weeds die when using TVC Total Vegetation Control?
    I applied TVC with a surfactant 6 days ago and I see no difference yet. They were short common lawn weeds along side my garage, which I cut down to under 2" first.
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    TVC Total Vegetation Control can take up to a couple weeks to see results. The label recommends that you allow sufficient time for the grasses/weeds to recover after mowing before applying TVC Total Vegetation Control, meaning they work better at a longer height.  TVC is a systemic herbicide and works by translocating through stems and leaves and destroying the plant root, so the longer the leaves and stems, the more quickly it will be absorbed. We recommend letting the weeds grow to a longer height and reapplying TVC Total Vegetation Control at the proper mixing ratio according the product label.
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  • Asked by Steve from Apache Junction, Az
    01/16/2014
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    Do I need to use a surfactant with TVC?
    Surfactant use with TVC
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    Yes, TVC Total Vegetation Control is a concentrate intended to be mixed with water and surfactant.
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  • Asked by Brett
    04/10/2019
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    Is TVC Total Vegetation Control safe to use if I have a dog? How long after spraying will it be safe for pets to be in the area?
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    TVC Total Vegetation Control is pet safe if it is used according to the product label. Once the application of TVC has dried it is perfectly safe for pets to re-enter the treated area.

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  • Asked by Jones from Phoenix, Az
    03/14/2016
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    What is the best product to use over landscape rocks to keep grass and weeds away?
    What do you recommend to keep grass and weeds away...I live in the Phoenix Desert area and I want to reduce grass and weed growth under landscaping Rock.....no plants to worry about killing. Need the best ground clear product?
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    Using a vegetation management product like TVC or Pramitol would be best.  They will kill and prevent anything from growing in the area up to 1 year.  Be aware they should not be applied inside the dripline of any desirable plants and trees as they can kill these if the roots absorb the product.

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  • Asked by Ron from Athens, Ga
    02/15/2014
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    will TVC kill Bamboo. not clumping bamboo, spreading bamboo.
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    TVC Total Vegetation Control is labeled for and will control/kill japanese bamboo.
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  • Asked by Tyrone from Las Vegas, Nv
    04/14/2014
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    I've purchased the TVC & surfactant products. I own a 2 gal chapin sprayer.
    I want to use the product around the edges of my yard so that I don't need to use a weed eater. My total square footage of my yard is 3500 sq ft. I would like to know how much of each product I would need to put in 2 gallons of water to do the job.
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    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce of the TVC per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water.   For the Non-Ionic Surfactant that you apply t 0.25% to 1% of the total spray volume (0.25% v/v is equivalent to 1 quart in 100 gallons) in accordance with the surfactant labeling.
    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/tvc-total-vegetation-control-p-2116.html#sthash.uAL1LziK.dpuf
    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/tvc-total-vegetation-control-p-2116.html#sthash.uAL1LziK.dpuf
    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/tvc-total-vegetation-control-p-2116.html#sthash.uAL1LziK.dpuf
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  • Asked by Phillip from Deltona, Fl.
    08/25/2018
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    When is TVC Total Vegetation Control rain-fast?
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    According to the product label applications of TVC Total Vegetation Control are rain-fast one hour after treatment. 

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  • Asked by David from Highlands
    06/07/2014
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    How much TVC will I need to mix in 15 gallons of water?
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    You will use 9.6 oz in 15 gallons of water.
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  • Asked by Lisa from Glenmora, La
    08/21/2015
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    Can we mix TVC Total Vegetation Control with Glyphosphate?
    Can TVC be mixed with roundup (or generic)? Is it recommended?
    A

    TVC Total Vegetation Control can be mixed with Glyphosate, but it would not be needed. TVC Total Vegetation Control will control pretty much anything you apply it too. 

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  • Asked by Mark from Mesa
    02/13/2015
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    Trying to switch lawn from bermuda grass to desert landscaping. Would this product be a good choice?
    After grass is gone and rock is down we will be planting desert flora and do not want it damaged.
    A
    TVC is going to be a soil sterilizer which means it not only will kill anything growing that you spray it on (including your bermuda you want to get rid of) but it also creates a barrier in the soil preventing any new growth of plants in the soil as well including desert flora. If you are looking for long term grass and weed control in the areas around where you plan to plant the desert flora, i would suggest using something like RoundUP first to kill out all the grass currently there, and then within a week or two the roundup residual in the soil will be gone and you can plant the desert flora. Once its in place and you know where the rock will be put, you can spray the rock areas being sure to give at least a 5 foot barrier between where you spray the TVC and the desert flora to prevent weed/grass growth on a more long term basis. 
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  • Asked by Ann from North, South Carolina
    08/15/2014
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    Do you have a feed and weed killer that will kill briars?
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    Usig TVC Total Vegetation Control will give you season long control over undesirable vegetation such as annual and perennial weeds, woody brush, and trees. Using a Non-Ionic Surfactant to help the chemical adhere to the briars and absorb more quickly will improve your results. Mixing at a rate from .6 fl oz to 6.4 fl oz per gallon of water, moisten but DO NOT drench target vegetation. DO NOT spray to the point of run off. Please follow label instructions and let us know if you have any further questions.
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  • Asked by Bob from Vineland, Nj
    05/10/2016
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    Is there a weed killer and something to prevent new growth in one product?
    I've used 41% Glyphosate products before- And my question is this. I live in a mobile home in NJ where I'm surrounded by trees and woods. I use a 41% Glyphosate to kill existing weeds as my yard is 99% weeds. I need a product that stands up to a lot of rain as NJ gets about 50" a year. Plus a product that will STOP new growth. I'm older and cannot be outside doing tons of yard work for extended periods. I use your Bifen TS or Talstar P for pest control with generally good results, but need some help with weed control and something to stop re-growth.
    A

    Glyphosate products will only kill existing plants that are contacted with the spray; it will not persist in the soil or prevent and new plant growth. For a pre-emergent herbicide, we would need to know some more information, such as what, specifically, you are trying to keep from growing, if there are any desirable plants or turf and, if so, what kind, and how much area you may need to treat. If you are looking for a bare-ground herbicide to kill and prevent any plants at all from growing, then a popular choice is TVC Total Vegetation Control. This herbicide stays in the soil for about a year, preventing anything from growing in the treated area. You must be careful not to apply TVC within the drip line or near the root system of any desirable trees, grass, or other plants. Please see the product label for complete instructions.

    If you have a lot of existing plants, then you may want to apply glyphosate anyway for faster kill.

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  • Asked by Gurn from Atlanta Ga
    01/18/2014
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    Will TVC kill large mature trees in the area I treat?
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    TVC Total Vegetation Control will kill anything that is treated directly and surrounding areas that receive any overspray so the trees may be harmed. Please contact Control Solutions for additional information at 281.892.2500.
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  • Asked by Norman from Attica, In
    08/04/2017
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    What can I use to eliminate all vegetation in a gravel parking lot?
    I have a medium sized parking lot at a car shop. It has quite a bit of grass and weeds growing in it and looks really bad.
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    TVC Total Vegetation Control is a systemic herbicide that works by translocating through stems and leaves and destroying the plant root. This can be used in a gravel parking lot at a rate of 2-3 fl oz per gallon of water. Be sure to use a surfactant with the product for increased effectiveness. This product will last for up to a year in the soil. Be sure not to spray any desirable grass/plants because it will kill them.

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  • Asked by Chad
    06/05/2014
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    I have a 55 gallon spray rig and am trying to figure out how much TVC is need if I want to mix up a full tank.
    Spot application. With the current nozzel and set up, I just covered ~4500-5000sq ft with 35 gallons of other product.
    A
    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce of the TVC per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water.  So you would need about 5 ounces in at least 10 gallons of water to cover your square footage for spot treatment.
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  • Asked by Jan from Salisbury, Maryland
    08/28/2014
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    Will TVC work to kill Smilax Rotundifolia (green briar) root systems?
    If so how can it be applied with out harming surrounding trees?
    A
    TVC will kill the root system. Our recommendation is to contact the manufacturer for the most effective treatment without harming trees in the area. You can reach Control Solutions at 281-892-2500.
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  • Asked by Lowell from Alexandria, Oh.
    05/03/2014
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    Will TVC Total Vegetation Control treat a fence row on a farm.
    I need to control weeds,poison ivy,militifloral rose,and any thing that would be in fence rows now and in the future.Will this do the job if so what is ratio to water.
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    TVC Total Vegetation Control will work great to treat around the fence rows.
    You would use roughly just under 1 ounce per 1000 sq/ft in no less than 2 gallons of water. So you would need about 4 ounces in at least 8 gallons of water to cover your 4000 sq/ft.
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