Where can I find someone qualified to use herbicides properly?
The question above pertains to my yard. The DNR advised me to use particular herbicides on Canadian Thistle, Leafy Spurge, and another crown vetch. I don't want to handle all of those chemicals myself. The two lawn care companies I called claimed to know more than the DNR. So, I need to look elsewhere for help. I left the same question by voicemail. But, the recording says that VM takes up to 4 days for a reply, whereas online takes only one (the website says 2.) Thank you! Ellen
I don't know what herbicides the DNR suggested, nor do I know what your lawn care companies recommended. But I will say this: lawn care companies are licensed to use a different set of (and stronger) chemicals than homeowners. That might explain the difference. The DNR was advising a homeowner on what he or she could use, which would be different than the palette available to a lawn care company.
If you decide to DIY, please read and follow the label of all pesticides you use. Here is a reference on controlling various weeds:
Crown vetch is not in this list, so look here: