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Old 03-31-2004, 02:24 PM
C.T. Lawn Care C.T. Lawn Care is offline
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crabgrass prevent... how long?

how long does it take the crabgrass preventer to start working? i put some down about a week and a half ago and the grass is the deepest green i have ever seen... but it also said that it had a crabgrass preventer in it that would work up to 4 weeks after the crabrass has puped up and it was also supposed to kill broad leaf weeds and i still have clover and dandilions coming up..... is there something i am missing?
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Old 03-31-2004, 03:14 PM
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What did you put down? Most preemergents in my experience have no effect on broadleaf perennial weeds.
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:05 PM
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i put down that staygreen stuff from lows i think it said it had broad leaf preventer or killer on it... i know it said it did more that fert. and crabgrass prevent. and it did say it would work on crabrass up to 4 weeks after germination
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:20 PM
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Just a thought....that could be your problem...."stay green stuff" from "lows." (lowes!)
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:37 PM
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yes well i will have to say that is has made my yard look much better than the chemlawn and scotts lawns on either side of me both done by the "professionals"
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:14 PM
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The winter annual broadleaves you see germinated last fall and are now growing to the point that they are noticeable. A post-emergent is needed for control. Since you mentioned that the label on the product said it controls crabgrass up to 4 weeks after germination I can guess that the active ingredient was Dithiopyr, the active ingredient in "Dimension." This product works well as a pre-emergent for a variety of weeds but the primary function is crabgrass control. Manufacturers include the term "control" on the label even if it is only a small reduction in the population of broadleaf/grassy weeds.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:53 PM
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I think you are a home owner and need help in getting rid of broadleaf weeds in your yard. Go buy a dial a sprayer or a hand held sprayer and some ortho weed be gone. mix it 2 ounces chemicals-per gallon of water and spot spray your weeds this will kill all the broadleaf and the clover too you might have to do it twice but it is effective.
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:06 PM
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i put down that staygreen stuff from lows i think it said it had broad leaf preventer or killer on it...
After reading that I can't even believe I wasted my time responding to an unlicensed applicator.....ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:22 PM
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"After reading that I can't even believe I wasted my time responding to an unlicensed applicator.....ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"

Scraper,

last time i checked you didnt need a licence to apply fert. and weed killer so why dont you back off!! i dont apply chemicals for money.. to much that could go wrong for me to handle... i am just wondering about MY OWN YARD!!! give me a break. If you dont want to help DONT REPLY. lets not turn this into a bashing thread. it was just a question
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Old 04-01-2004, 04:09 AM
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Avon Indiana

Avon Indiana---I know it well. About 8 years ago, I was the grounds manager for the development company that put in Shilow Crossing, Shilow Farms, Austin Lakes and several other sub-divisions in Avon. PM or e-mail me and we will talk. I also have a place at Racoon Lake, so I'm by there sometimes in the summer. But be carefuf, I am a "professional". Good to se ya here.
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