Warm winter preM application?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gulfjoe, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hey bud i saw you say your first app was mid january. did you use simazine first app then march first stonewall? just curious. jan 15 i put down my first round and it was simazine then around march 1-10 stonewall. just curious thanks! a ton
     
  2. eich09

    eich09 LawnSite Member
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    I thought prodiamine was a pre-m. Would you mind explaining to a rookie the difference? Thanks
     
  3. CTPTURF

    CTPTURF LawnSite Member
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    You are right. When i say pre-m, i am thinking about the bright yellow foul-smelling stuff (I cant stand to work with it).

    I have used Prodiamine the last few years.

    I may have to use Dimension this year tho..
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  4. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is what I bought today at the JDL. I dont know if this is commercial or Consumer. I am a DIY, my yard is my hobby. I sit and stalk these pages and soak up as much knowledge as I can and try to keep up with you professionals on here. When you say split apps what exactly do you mean. I know obviously it means 2 multiple apps, but are you using different products? I have celcius WG for post emergence control, but I know that is a Late may-August product correct. Can i get any use out of that here when early spring shows here is the 10 day forecast for my area. should I apply now or wait longer?

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  5. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. GALAWN

    GALAWN LawnSite Member
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    It's currently snowing in North Atlanta. Should stop freaking out. Put it down now and you will be wasting time and money. I have seen a few companies out there putting out pre-m already but that is because they have a program and need to get everyone done in a 7 week cycle. If you are a customer at the end of the the cycle you luck out. I you are getting pre-m put down now while we still have freezing at night, you are paying for a pretty lousy service. Middle February is when the round of pre-m should begin. This accounts for the fact that half your customers won't water in and assumes a rain will wash it into the root system before March 1st when it really should be there.
     
  7. GALAWN

    GALAWN LawnSite Member
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    Don't go to JDL. You are paying twice the price for the same product you can get by shopping around. I go there for everything but chemicals.
     
  8. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I live in Columbus Ga, we don't have the largest selection of places to go. I am not a professional landscaper either, JDL is about the only place I know where to get quality products. I don't want to go back to using Scott's turf builders. I have got good results using Lesco, and $28 with tax for a 50lb if preM isn't to bad for me. The fert I buy from them in the spring and summer is around $33 which is $15 cheaper than Scott's at the box stores.
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  9. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Guess I wasted my time and money because I put it down yesterday. I have irrigation and watered it in. Should I think about A split app? If so when and what should I put down?
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  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
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    Don't beat yourself up so much!!! You just prolonged things. This will last until Mid-April or better which is when most of those early blown in weed seed are beginning to germinate. So your lawns will be in good shape. If you used a higher rate maybe until May. This time of year most lawn are somewhat dormant and allow stronger weed pressure.
    Think about a lighter (Split Application) around the end of April and another about July 1st with something with more fertilize than the 0-0-8 depending you your turf type. Fall is another strong pressure time with greater need of your Pre-em.
     

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