MSMA this morning

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mcwlandscaping, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    all right guys i sprayed our lawn with MSMA this morning sonce we are expecting rain tomarrow night. Here are just a few questions that i need answered, thanks.

    -Is this application to close to rain to actually take effect?
    -How long before i see the grass turn color (i think it is suppose to)?
    -How long before i see results?

    The bottle was not very helpful in telling when apply and stuff like that. I just hope i did enough and not too much. Also, this is our own lawn so i don't need a lisence! Thanks for the resposes!
     
  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    -Is this application to close to rain to actually take effect?
    <i>No.I've applied a few hours before rainfall and it still worked ok.</i>
    -How long before i see the grass turn color (i think it is suppose to)?
    <i>Depends on amount used and temp.If too little,you may not see a change in color,too much and you'll see more than a color change.Warmer temps like now(90's),I see changes in one day</i>.
    -How long before i see results?
    <i>It varies from weed to weed and amount applied and temp.If applied correctly,crabgrass should be gone in a day or two,but dallisgrass may take another app.</i>

    Hope this helps.BTW,how much did you apply per gallon?per 1000 sq ft?at what pressure?
    Also,what type of turfgrass do you have?
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    NickN, that is exactly what i was looking for, thank you so much!
     
  4. Holistic Landscapes

    Holistic Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    NickN.... A day or two? With msma? I've applied it many times, it took about 1-2 weeks before I saw results....? It works very slow from my experience... From putting it down to heavy, to putting in down to light... I didn't see change for at least 5 days.... what was I doing wrong? I applied when the crabgrass was reproducing... I also applied after I cut the grass.. but I cut it high at 5 to keep more leaf... I use about .7 ounces per 1000 sqft...
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well, is down and just waiting for results. Holistic, it is good that you said that because if i didn't see results by this weekend after what nick said, i would probably be out there monday morning doing another coat, that would be bad! So now knowing what both of you said, ill wait 2 weeks like the bottle says until i do another app if the first one doesn't do what i want it to do. Should i keep people off our lawn for awhile since i did it this morning.
     
  6. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    msma results in a day or two??? i've never seen it.

    read the label....do what the label says, word for word. you can not cut corners and reapply earlier that 10-14 days. crabgrass has been growing for a few months now....you can not expect to get rid of it in a couple of days.

    you will most likely need to reapply and can expect the crabgrass to be quite unsightly as it dies (two to three weeks is more acurate0
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Wait, i don't exactly understand Lawnservice, are you saying to or not to reapply earlier than 10 to 14 days? Sorry for the misunderstanding but i want the stuff gone!
     
  8. Holistic Landscapes

    Holistic Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    HA! Crabgrass is really a shame... A horrible looking miserable plant, taking over lawns.... It must be really horrible to be crabgrass if you think about it. Ur whole life your hated, constantly pulled and chopped..... poisoned when your about to give birth...... constantly loosing your babies over and over every week yet still u try again.... ugly, unsightly, whipped over and over, ok thats enough... but yea... Drive 75 works good from what I"ve read on the boards. Can't buy it in NY but other states you can.... Why can't you buy DRIVE 75 in NY? :gunsfirin
     
  9. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    misunderstanding? it is good that you want to be perfectly clear.

    what does the product label say about re-applying?
    what does the product label say about entering a lawn that was just treated?

    answers to all your questions will be found on the label

    reading a label is easier than reading posts on a message board.
    you dont have to 'boot up'
    you dont have to log on
    you dont need to remember a password
     
  10. SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
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    With Msma You Might See Color Change In Crabgrass In A Few Days, Yellow At First............ But If You Get It Wrong You Can Brown Your Lawn In 2 Days Flat !!!
     

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