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Old 04-10-2002, 09:30 PM
clipfert clipfert is online now
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Sod over Halts

Just contacted by a potential customer wanting sod (approx 10,000 sq ft). It seems that he had a new pool installed and seeded AND applied Scotts with Halts Crabgrass Preventer. I didn't ask why. Well he realized his seeds are not growing and he made a mistake. He wants grass ASAP. My question is can sod be laid on the Halts after it is tilled under?? Or is he waiting until the fall??

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Old 04-11-2002, 06:55 AM
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Given the stupidity of what the clients done so far, it's probably safe to assume he's over applied the Halts too. That said, tilling would cause the barrier to break & the vapors that don't dissipate will at least be diluted to the point where the sod will be OK.
In other words: Go for it.

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Old 04-11-2002, 10:14 PM
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Tilled in should be OK,

Most crab. pre-emergents do inhabit root development on sod.

I think I would worry more about the "DIP"watering enough to keep it alive.

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Old 04-11-2002, 11:14 PM
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till in some ACTIVATED CHARCOAL...
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Old 04-12-2002, 07:21 AM
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Thanks for the info guys I was thinking the same thing but did not know for sure. Until....I called Scotts yesterday and was told it would be 4 months for the Halts to breakdown. This would apply to reseeding AND laying sod.

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Old 04-12-2002, 08:35 AM
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Any tiller worth it's weight in salt is going to churn soil down to 10" or more. Pendimethalin sets a gaseous vapor vapor in the top inch of soil. I'll repeat, tilling that barrier will cause much of the gas to dissipate. What's left will be diluted by a factor of 10. Halts label does NOT require a 4 month wait even at the full rate so the Scotts rep was covering the companies butt.
If you're really worried, Activated Charcoal definately will work, but I still don't think you need to go that far.
Just my opinion though.

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Old 04-21-2002, 06:46 AM
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groundsguy.........
good point.

clipfert...did you dothe jod..how did it come out?

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