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Budman
05-23-2003, 01:39 PM
I want to apply 2-4-D, but grass is getting tall. Does it matter if I mow first and then apply the 2-4-D, or should I apply it first and then hold off on mowing for a couple of days? If I mow, how long do I have to wait before applying it? We have a nice long window of 3 or 4 days with no rain forecast, so it looks like a good time to apply it.

Thanks!

LawnMagic1
05-23-2003, 04:22 PM
Budman....you typically want to wait 2 days before or 2 after mowing before you apply any herbicide. :drinkup:

Budman
05-23-2003, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the reply. I guess I will mow tonight, then apply the herb on Monday.

gogetter
05-23-2003, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by LawnMagic1
Budman....you typically want to wait 2 days before or 2 after mowing before you apply any herbicide. :drinkup:

The two days before makes sense, but why the 2 days after?
Just curious.

grassguy_
05-23-2003, 09:51 PM
Herbicides usually will stress freshly cut grass and even liquid fertilizers too. Most lawn care companies don't typically concern themselves with this when it conflicts with scheduling quite drastically. Especially when some may be mowing every 3 days!!

LawnMagic1
05-25-2003, 10:43 AM
VERY GOOD REPLY GRASSGUY. :drinkup:

mr.lawnzap
05-27-2003, 11:33 AM
another good reason is to allow the herbicide some leaf blade to be applied to