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Crab control for new lawn?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RasterBlaster, May 29, 2004.

  1. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Over seeded a terribly thin lawn with 90% fescue 10% blue on April 20th. Limed and applied starter fert 8-18-12. Second rounds get Dimension .15% 21-0-5. Should this lawn get the same or no chemical control? Thanks.
     
  2. has all the seed germinated?

    If so, how mature?
     
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Lawn should be mowed at least 3 times before any chem. controls are used.
     
  4. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Lawn looks a hell of a lot better but the soil is basically red clay with rocks and no sprinkler system. Thanks, I'll remember that 'three cut' rule of thumb.
     
  5. 3 cut rule not necessarrly true, depends on what chemicals being applied!
     
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    What control would you apply to a newly seeded lawn??? (except for tupersan and insecticides......)
     
  7. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    lesco carries a product called Drive.
    Its just what you need.
     
  8. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I am utilizing a permagreen for all of my applications along with a backpack. No spray machine. Which means I'm limited in the use of products, cause I'm not going to backpack large areas. I don't think Drive can be used with low volume sprayers such as the permagreen, am I wrong?
     
  9. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    Lesco recommends not applying drive with pg, however acclaim was also not recommended but i get great results with acclaim with my pg.

    Drive may need to be mixed in a small bottle first with maybe a gallon of water to make a slurry then put it in the pg. and spray right away.
     
  10. RasterBlaster

    RasterBlaster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Isn't it kind of pricey- over $550 per gallon. You just spot spray this? I'm reading that the app rate is between .08 and .90 oz per 1,000, depending upon the growth stage of the grassy weed. Do you average your rate or increase it as the season progresses?
     

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