Native Area Weed Control - FAQs

Q. What do you consider a native area?
A. A native area is an area of native grasses that is not a turf grass lawn area. Is it usually not irrigated or fertilized and has native plants growing in it.

Q. What do you apply to control weeds in my native areas?
A. We apply a product called Milestone which is on the EPA’s Reduced Risk List.

Q. Do I need to mow the native area before you come to do the spray?
A. Yes, this will help get a better control on the weeds as well as make it easier for our applicator to apply the product.

Q. Do you have an all organic weed control that I can have applied to the native area?
A. Not at this time.

Q. If the weed control doesn’t work when should I call you to let you know?
A. After we do the application you should wait 7-10 days and if you think the application didn’t work we will come out to take a look. This will allow us to see what areas or weeds were not controlled and lets us know what to do to retreat this area.

Q. How long should I keep my livestock off the treated area?
A. The label does not have a reentry restriction; however, it states that the animals may relocate the weed control via urine for up to 3 days after treatment if they grazed on a treated area. We recommend keeping the animals off the area for 3 days prior to allowing them to reenter the treated area.

Q. How long should I keep my other animals off the native area after you have sprayed?
A. We recommend waiting 24 hours to be cautious.

Q. Can I purchase Milestone and apply it myself?
A. You must have a commercial applicators license to apply this product. It is not available for homeowner application.

Q. What weeds does the native area weed control work on the best?
A. Milestone works on many weeds and controls Canada thistle extremely well. It does not control spurge or kochia very well.

Q. When is the best time to apply Milestone?
A. We can apply Milestone any time there are weeds that are actively growing. Generally, May thru September.