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greg6775
02-08-2008, 02:32 PM
Anybody start round 1 yet? I was thinking about next week mid 40 next week.

The Rookie
02-08-2008, 02:52 PM
I started in my front yard last week with preemergent crabgrass. I had a problem with poa anna last year in late winter. I read the bag and it said it was to keep weeds, crabgrass, and poa anna from germinating. I am trying this and keeping records to see how effective this early application works. All the resources say that applying prem/fertilizer this early is not good but so far, my fescue bluegrass mix yard is enjoying the meal. However, I usually overseed my yard every fall regardless of what I do. These hot dry summers wreak havoc on cool season grasses even when irrigated. Hopefully the weather will not get too cold between now and spring.

Mike75
02-08-2008, 02:57 PM
I am in Oklahoma, and have bermuda, and the weeds are showing pretty bad. What do I do?

The Rookie
02-08-2008, 03:03 PM
If it was my yard I would spot treat the weeds with roundup, being carfull not to spray anything else. But weedkillers seem not to work very good this time of year. I am always trying new stuff in my yard though, and have learned alot by just trying stuff.

RAlmaroad
02-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Anybody start round 1 yet? I was thinking about next week mid 40 next week.

Starting on Monday with 0-0-7 Dimension in SC.

boats47
02-08-2008, 05:21 PM
You guys are lucky!!! We still have several months and oh look it is snowing out right now... Hmmmmm the joys of living in NE

RAlmaroad
02-08-2008, 05:37 PM
You guys are lucky!!! We still have several months and oh look it is snowing out right now... Hmmmmm the joys of living in NE

Whoaa Boats: You'll be inside a nice warm warehouse watch the snow people wrapped up like Eskimos and some of us will be out spreading pre-em in 70 degree weather dodging all of those yellow flowers wondering when those buds will open on the trees. Being near the ocean air don't help either!!!!
Roy

LwnmwrMan22
02-08-2008, 05:45 PM
I saw a Tru-Green sign today here in MN.....

I guess I probably should have taken a picture of it for proof.

At a commercial location south of Minneapolis.

Barely stuck up above the 5" of snow on the property.

the.hines
02-08-2008, 05:45 PM
boats 47 you must be in the guard

indyturf
02-08-2008, 05:50 PM
I dont plan to start till March weather permitting!

ted putnam
02-08-2008, 06:00 PM
I am in Oklahoma, and have bermuda, and the weeds are showing pretty bad. What do I do?

I'm North of Little Rock. I'm starting to see some,bittercress, henbit, and red dednettle. I've been spraying on and off for a couple weeks. Slow start with the weather. Today was wonderful. Spring has sprung! Mostly bermuda here too.

LawnNeedz
02-08-2008, 06:08 PM
I am half way done with round 1. Of course the day temp here is anywhere between 40-50, so it really doesn't get cold.

the.hines
02-08-2008, 06:21 PM
I plan on putting out a mix of 10-10-10 in about a week or two

boats47
02-08-2008, 06:25 PM
the.hines,

Is it that obvious. I retired from the USCG in 2004.

evergreenedmond
02-08-2008, 07:01 PM
I am in Oklahoma, and have bermuda, and the weeds are showing pretty bad. What do I do?

I'm in Oklahoma also & we are doing our 1st app of prodiamine & glysophate & it's knocking the weeds down pretty good.

VARMIT COMMISSION
02-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Im in OKC also, started split pre-m, round-up and 24d ester today. Im amazed at all the bermuda up on the stem walls. Sure is early.

the.hines
02-10-2008, 12:46 PM
Boats,

I am active duty stationed here in the Nashville TN. I spent 3.5 years in Alaska and figured it was time to be around a place where my wife could finish school and we could have kids with out me going under way. I am going to go back underway my next duty station... This land life is not for me...

greenbaylawns
02-10-2008, 12:50 PM
We start Late March early April with Lesco 25-2-5 around Omaha Nebraska

summitlawncare
02-10-2008, 02:14 PM
I am in OK too, round 1 has started here already.
for weeds in bermuda, others are right, round up for spot treatment will work especially for grassy weeds. as far as broadleaf, i use a barracade (fairly pricey) and trimec combination for my round one applications. works very well. it will take care of the broadleafs in your yard.

Jaon t
02-11-2008, 10:40 AM
We start Late March early April with Lesco 25-2-5 around Omaha Nebraska


You must like to mow alot. Haven't used 25-2-5 for years. Grass always grows in the spring, I see no need to give it steroids.

By the way, saw the National Chain "Squirt and Fert" truck out a few weeks ago. I am sure that app. will be effective come spring in a few months. It is a balmy 6 degrees right now.

greenbaylawns
02-11-2008, 10:51 AM
You must like to mow alot. Haven't used 25-2-5 for years. Grass always grows in the spring, I see no need to give it steroids.

By the way, saw the National Chain "Squirt and Fert" truck out a few weeks ago. I am sure that app. will be effective come spring in a few months. It is a balmy 6 degrees right now.

Well its all we have ever used so I dont know what the others are like. What else works. Our Step 2 19-0-11

Jaon t
02-11-2008, 11:38 AM
25-2-5 has a 1lb. per nitrogen per 1000sq/ft. What you are using for step 2 19-0-11 has 3/4 lb. Assuming that is Pendi. from Lesco, it has the same amount of Pendi. you will get the same results as far as a barrier for crabgrass, foxtail, etc. just less Nitrogen which equals less growth. It will not hurt the color at all, it always rains in the spring and 3/4lb is plenty in my opinion. If you want I can pm you my # and help you out.

Jason