Ideas on what chemicals to spray right now in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lorensanders, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. lorensanders

    lorensanders LawnSite Member
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    Hi im new to this business, I have 30 customers I have recently just got my liscense to spray. Can someone tell me what is a good rule of thumb to spray what chemicals at this time in oklahoma. I realize it will be a preemergent but what kind Im pretty sure I should use pendamethalon and some triamic but I want to be sure. Thanks for all the help.......could some one please respond
     
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hold off on that Trimec until the Bermuda and Zoysia comes completely out of hibernation or you'll set it back some.

    Put out a granular pre-emergent high in phosphorous. We just got done with our second app of granular pre-emergent and we used some revolver to kill out some fescue and spot spray on some weeds such as henbit.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    A pre-m high in phosphorus? Why?
     
  4. lorensanders

    lorensanders LawnSite Member
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    So Am I Spraying Pre Emergent.....such As Pend. And Thats It......im Really Anxious To Use My New Machine..........should I Double Dose The Yards That Havent Had It Last Fall
     
  5. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    To drive down the roots of the plants coming out of dormancy.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was just under the direction of thinking that most soils have a sufficient rate of Phos. already innthem, since it such a slow leaching element. I concentrate more on th potassium amounts whick helps the root vigor but also helps so much with the plant vigor and trigger pressure, as well. I understand what you're saying, but the vast majority of soil samples show that there are already significant amounts of P in the soil.
     
  7. lorensanders

    lorensanders LawnSite Member
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    So What Should I Use Right Now...
     

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