Is my app of dimension too late?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GreenHor7, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    I applied dimension between 4/17 to 4/21 and i am from northeastern pa. Is my timing ok. I was going by a program that lesco created for me. People are telling me that i am applying too late. What is the general rule of thumb.
     
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    You should be OK. Is Crabgrass starting to show on the edges of untreated turf in your area yet? I saw crabgrass in the single leaf this weekend in Wallingford, CT but a light frost would still be possible so it doesn't really matter much.

    Dimension at .25 lbs AI/A right now would take out the crabs I saw anyway.
     
  3. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Posts: 317

    your good.
     
  4. Fertboy

    Fertboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    I'm in Maryland and have seen some single leaf crab in HOT spots along curbs / road. I applied 13-2-5 .15% @ 2.75lb /1000 on a few lawns last week and will check them out on fri had a good rain over weekend. Dimension works fairly well as a post on baby crab. You should be alright.

    I made a cool tool to apply pre to hot spots this year . It's a shaker for applying powdered sugar. It's about the size of a coffee can, you squeeze a handle and the sugar drops through a screen. I ripped out the screen and tack welded a larger mesh in bottom. I carry a bag of 0-0-7 dimension, mini prill and apply extra pre to areas with dead crab, walks, etc so I don't need to apply extra N to a certain area. Takes a little extra time to apply, but works well so far .

    Ed
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    You're in our zone. Our land grant university guys (Iowa) prefer late April for a full-strength crabgrass treatment. Foxtail = a little later.

    Good luck.
     
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    your fine, especially with dimension since you will also get some post emergent control.
     
  7. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Posts: 201


    DITTO!! Your fine!!
     

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