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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RM n WS, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. RM n WS

    RM n WS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    All of my customers here in nc want pre-m in early spring. I use dimension from lesco every year as accurately as I can based on temps, rainfall, etc. I think the results are less than they should be and the price is to high. Do you guys think that the idea of using a good quality fertilizer to green things up and a liquid broad leaf herbicide treatment would be a reasonable alternative. I normally have to go back with spray after the pre-m anyway?
  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    Have you tried Barricade? That has a longer residual than Dimension. That is what I am going with this year.
  3. RM n WS

    RM n WS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I want to try barricade but no one near me sells it. Lesco is within 5 minutes.
  4. 101 Lawn Care

    101 Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Lesco does sell barricade, it is under a different name. It is called Stonewall and has the same AI, which is Prodiamine.
  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,548

    I use prodiamine 65wg at $22 a pound. Pre is all about prevention and it will make future cuts easier. You will still have to spray for weeds throughout the year. Check a farm supply store. That's where I get my stuff and if they don't have it then they can get it.
  6. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    We try to rotate between Dim. and Bar. every few years. Seems to work for us.
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i too rotate, but man, prodiamine has done me better for control overall

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