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Best Time for CrabGrass Application .. ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lost Pine, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    Well it's that time again in the Northeast....Application time. Over the years I've heard just about every story and tale about when it is best to apply Crabgrass prevention. I've heard everything from, When the ground temperature is 60 degrees to when the Azaleas bloom.

    Now that I'm on this great website, I thought I'd ask everyone, What's your take on application...? ;)
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Good rule of thumb is just as forsythia starts to bloom. Azaleas? Try weed n feed by then.
  3. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Posts: 344

    i herd the same thing about the forsythia.
  4. ArkansasLawns

    ArkansasLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Before you can see that you should of already used it. Here in My area mid January to mid Feb.
  5. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Mine also I put my first Pre-Emerge down the 15th of Jan is when i begin
  6. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Crabgrass germinates when soil temps average 55 degrees for a few days.

    We just hit that range in North Georgia a few days ago.

    You folks up North still have some time, but never too early to get it done.

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    try this website and it will tell you what weeds you can start treating for both pre and post emergant.
  8. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    Some good info there. Thanks
  9. Agri-AFC

    Agri-AFC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Great advice Turf Unlimited. If you can Lost Pine, try to do split applications of 0.25% a.i. per acre.
  10. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    YES ! Thanks ! Lesco has come out with a split application this year for the NJ area...One on the 25th of march and again June 1st. I think I'll give it a try !!! :dancing:

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