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Big Storm a-Brewin'! Should we wait to see, pre-m, etc?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawnguyland, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    There's talk of a nor'easter which could mean lots and lots of rain. About 2"! A good chunk of the USA will get nailed, lots of snow too for interior sections. Check out the weather sites!

    I'm wondering if I should wait to finish putting down seed, fert, pre-m(in unseeded areas of course). I already have most of it done, but don't want to waste seed, fert, pre-m, etc on the customers I haven't finished to yet. I'm pretty sure we're gonna get a nasty storm, it's still plenty early for crabgras control anyway. Should I wait until next week to finish it or just do it and reapply some seed if I need later?

    What are you gonna do?

    Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters.

    Opinions, plans, comments?
  2. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 420

    I haven't put any pre-em down yet. Still snow on some of our props. My contracts 21 window doesn't start till 4/14 anyway, & still gives me 3 weeks. weather sucks this year, I'm 3 weeks behind at least. What can you do.
  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Id wait.. but then again us deep southern'ers dont do what your nother'ers do in the spring. We just let the rain come and have fun after.
  4. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    Heard the forecast just a while ago - if this hits we are going to get dumped on! Gale winds, coastal flooding, heavy rain etc etc etc. Wouldnt hurt to wait.

    Avast ye matey ! Batten Down the Hatches and let Ye Nor'Easter blow !

    YARR !
  5. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 742

    Not good.. we are basicly working any days we can get in ... sats sun etc full days if its nice we are working.. its bad though and doesnt look to be getitng dryer or warmer anytime soon... How far behind is everyone??? Usually im ready to mow.. havent even done much yet... to wet and cold.
  6. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Tell me about it . My winter job was over a week ago. Hope to get started soon!
  7. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    I'm on Long Island (zone 7)- similar to places in North Carolina so the pre-m timing is about now, could wait longer so I think I will. I usually do split apps anyway, but I don't want to waste it or have it and fert and seed wash into the stormwater and groundwater either. I think I might wait and do things like soil and mulch deliveries that aren't subject to the wrath of nature as much. What to do, what to do.....
  8. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 742

    Farmers are in big trouble around my area to.. to wet to plow fields etc...
  9. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Snow and rain for two days, I'm looking to spray broad leaf and mow, oh well better than the drought this time last year, if I fertilized right it will be more grass to cut, more shrubs to trim, hmm let me see what else do I sell
  10. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 802

    Crabgrass.... It never died off here. The drought is keeping the weed seeds from sprouting though:clapping:

    Finally broke down and turned on the A/C last night. At 7:OO it was still 85 in the house. It will probably stay on till Decemberpayup

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