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Lesco Vs Halts

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Joey'sVee, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Joey'sVee

    Joey'sVee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I found some Lesco Pre-M at home depot and bought the 48 lb bag. I noticed the Lesco and the Halts (both without Nitrogen) had the same active ingredient but the Halts had a higher percentage of it. With that said why do some many people on this forum tell you to buy Lesco? Is it because they sponsor this site?

    This

    http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=27&ItemNumber=023961

    vs

    http://www.scotts.com/media/media/pd...bels/Halts.pdf



    Thanks for the help everyone! I'm new to the site and I know y'all are pro's so hopefully I'm not asking stupid questions. :)
     
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Go to a lesco warehouse for your lesco products, then you don't have to pay Home Cheapo $3.00 more per bag for the same product!
     
  3. Joey'sVee

    Joey'sVee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    So if they have the same ingredient but Halts is stronger why does everyone say get the Lesco at home depot instead of the Halts?

    I thought I would get lots of responses on this thread. Wonder why nobody is responding...just curious. I bought and applied the Lesco but was surprised to see it was weaker than the Halts.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  4. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    Whats a bag of the scotts cost? Whats the % of Active ingredient in scotts. Your link doesn't work.
    -Jay
     
  5. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    Both are pendamethalin, probably the hardest pre emergent on grass roots and also pendi. Stains concrete. so make sure you have a blower or a broom ready.
     
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    If you'd go back to to the posts, and re-read, I believe we (I) said to go to HD or Lesco and get something with DIMENSION. If HD doesn't have Dimension, go to LESCO. HD used to carry a lesco product with dimension, perhaps it is something diff this year, regardless, look for Dimension.
     
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    There's nothing wrong with pendimethlin. Actually it's a broader spectrum preemergent than Barricade, and by far Dimension (meaning that it actually works for more types of weeds, i.e. Foxtail, Sandbur, Spurge, ect.

    Granular Pendi. does NOT stain concrete, yes it will stain your spreader and your shoes and socks, but that's only if you apply a lot of it during the course of a day. One bag isn't going to turn you yellow for life. Liquid Pendi. is prone to staining concrete and anything else because it actually contains paint as the colorant, why, I do not know. Just what I was told.

    Pendi. dosn't last as long in the soil as Dimension or Barricade. I would suggest putting it on 2 times in the spring, roughly 8 weeks apart. The second round you could go with some fertilizer too if you see fit.
     
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Pendi has a well documented history of root pruning. Why anyone would want to put pendi on a turf once a year, let alone twice, is beyond me. The additional stress to the grass plant by root pruning is not something I'd want on a lawn during the summer when drought stress, insect, and disease pressures are at their highest. Dimension and Barricade were specifically developed to counter the shortcomings of Pendi and they are far superior products.
     
  9. Joey'sVee

    Joey'sVee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Great info!

    Does anyone have a link to where I can mail order a bag of the dimension?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

     

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