Advice from the pro's

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by fall46, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
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    I know this will be a "second nature" question for many of you. I reseeded my lawn last fall.l For the most part it came in really well ,however their were some spots that did not take where I reseeded 3-4 weeks ago. Iam now starting to get a fair amount of what I think is broadleaf and or other weeds. I would like to put down some fertilizer with some weed control and had been looking @ scotts turf builder with weed killer... My question is do u have any recommedations for retail products or is this brand good .......Will this kill all the broadleaf? Iam in MN

    Secondly with the grass being relatively young, instead of applying it @ 3.25 which is the prescribed rate could I do half that rate and then apply more say in couple weeks. I'am concerned the grass isn't mature enough yet...They say apply once every 2 months.

    Any suggestions, help would be great.
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
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    If the area is smaller, hand pull till the grass is mature enough to handle herbicide. If not I would wait, nurture whats there, then herbicide it later, and reseed the bare spots again
  3. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    How about some quick growin perennial rye to fill in those bare spots, and a little extra mositure / irragation surely couldnt hurt either.[ as weeds excellerate in dry conditions] :)
  4. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
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    How does one know the grass is mature?
  5. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    grass is considered mature after 2 or 3 cuttings at 2.5 to 3 inches
  6. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
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    anysuggestions retail wise what to use? tips tricks......??????
  7. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Grass is mature when it can accept responsibility for its decisions and actions.

    Maybe I'm mistaken, but isn't applying a pesticide at half-rate still considered off label? Twice at half rate is not at all the same as once at full rate, taking time into consideration.

    I agree that if the areas are small, the best course of action is to hand pull. Herbicides are not benign to grasses regardless of age.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Sometimes the grey hairs are a good indicator as well.
  9. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Wait until the new grass has been cut at least three times. Then apply your weed & feed. Oh, and go at the label rate. Two half-azz applications don't equal one done correctly.....

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