Dandys in bloom already!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TurfRyder, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. TurfRyder

    TurfRyder LawnSite Member
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    This is the earliest I have seen them in bloom here in the upper midwest. South side exposure plus warm soil from building foundations are a good environment for them. I was still quite surprised though.
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    saw my first one today blooming along the road. that just means more possible calls, i try to avoid that and carry a backpack with some broadleaf in it as we are out mowing ans catch any problem weed between now(just finished rd 1) and rd 2 in about 2 weeks or so.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had one in the middle of my backyard last week. I called trugreen and they said they'll get right on it.
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    im seeing them as we are doing ccleanups, coulldnt believe it. we generally dont get them till mid may.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    good luck with that
     
  6. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have not seen dandies yet, just knotweed popping.
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have not seen any dandys yet BUT have noticed the grass growth on south exposures. This usually means 2-3 weeks and I'll be MOWIN!
     
  8. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thistle is 4-5 feet tall in neglected backyards here, those are fun to spray ;)
     
  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Quackgrass is just beginning to grow here in Des Moines (signs of things to come). Next will be the dandies. Got 3 or 4 weeks to get the pre + fert down, but some new customers will have broadleaf weed issues pretty darn soon. Thinking about pulling out the Shurflo elec backpacks next week. We seldom spray broadleaf weeds here before April 15, but each year is different. We're hitting 70 - 80 degrees this week. Normal high temp = 55.

    A week ago, we had snow cover. Now we're getting calls----"How soon will you treat my lawn"? :laugh:
     
  10. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    Dandys and chick weed bloomin here.
     

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