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Is it too late for weed and feed?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Petr51488, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Hey, a customer asked me to put down some weed killer on his lawn. Is weed and feed to late for it? I live in north east Nj and its the 3rd week in august. also, what would be good for killing the grass in between the cracks of the cement? I want to pick this stuff up at the home depot. There are no chemical providers in my area. Anything would help on those two concerns
  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    First things first. Do you have an applicator's license? If not you'll need to sub out this work. If you are licensed, these topics have been discussed here many times, try a search.
  3. James Cormier

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

    Im sure someone that is licenced and insured wouldnt be asking a question like this on a website,

    Most likley he's gonna go out and buy the stuff and put it down,

    I can only hope he would say to the customer, Im not licenced and I dont even know if its " to late to put it down " so why would you want me doing something I know nothing about?

    My only recommendation to you Petr, is just to read and follow the lable of the material you buy of you choose to do it.
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    For what it's worth guys I have been licenced for 5 years and have been spraying for longer than that (before it was mandatory here) and have never used weed and feed so I would ask that question here before buying a bag to read the label. I also don't have a very good local turf dealer here ( live in the sticks) so I am always reading and looking for better products. My Dealer has to call his supplier to ask what is available, it's a pain sometimes.
    I'm one of the few guys around here who is certified in fact I was the first one that my insurance company ever had insured to spray chemicals. There are tons of "farmers" here who go around in the spring spraying lawns with their lawn mowers, TSC sprayers and farm label chemicals for peanuts.
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    you can put down Lesco weed and feed or Lesco 24-5-11 W/iron from Sep. 1- Oct. 30. My Lesco dealer gave me a nice little chart.
  6. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,744

    NE NJ and no chemical supply shop??? I live on the border of NY/NJ and can name at least 6 places to shop in northern NJ off the top of my head........sounds kind of strange that you dont have supplier close by.
  7. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846


    If you are getting enough rain or there is irrigation you should be ok. Here they are recommending to hold of Lawn apps till september, its been hot and dry lately.

    Roundup or Renegade for the cracks in the cement, don't get it on the lawn.

    Cantoo, similar situation in town with the farmers and the actual licensed pesticide operators. Farmers are not legally allowed to spray residentials/commercials with thier growers license except in trade for services.

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