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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sltodd, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. sltodd

    sltodd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I have more crabgrass this year than I ever had before. I used L pre-m. I do see a difference on a few select lawns that I used Dimension on. We have had record rain fall here this year, the boys at L say that is why. 2 years ago they blamed it on the drought. I used Team-Pro last year & was happy with the control. The boys lured me back over to Pre-m this year. The particle size was big this year, some times it appeared I was spreading gravel!!! Anyone else see excessive crabgrass?
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Most everyone is.

    The weather problem is correct
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Amen to that. Even some Dimension lawns are breaking down.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The worst.... along with many other types of weeds. 4 weed aps so far this year. This is one year when we would have been just as well off to have done 3 Pre-M aps instead of any other ferts.
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    We are doing nothing for it now. Not going to intentionaly cause discoloring (browning) now with still some summer left. If was going to react on the crabgrass that should have been a month ago. But then again reason above.

    We are going to be proactive next year with preventative treatments.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    i know this year has been tuff to do apps with all the rain but how are u going to be proactive with next years treatments what steps would u take to help the problem last year it was a drought this year a flood how can u plan when the weather is so unpredictabel
  7. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Lawns that I used Dimension on are fairing pretty well. Lawns that I used Team-Pro on are having more breakthru's than I'd like to see. I have been doing some post emergent spraying w/ PBI Gordon's Trimec Plus. All the rain we have had this year has prematurely washed out the preemergent barrier. If I had a dependable crystal ball, I would have done split preemergent apps. on all my props.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    i did splits and sprayed trimec plus some lawns are good some are soso some just hate me team first app dimension 2nd
  9. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647


    I am going to do more than 1 preventer app. next year.

    Crabgrass is an annual weed. Most have already seeded. What ever I do now at this time is useless for next year.

    I don't have a major problem. Yes it is worse than I have had in the past. It is nothing major. I still have the greater majority that are still crabgrass free.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    glan i do split apps to stay ahead of the crabgrass and it works rather well i would recommend it but i have some new accounts that are way out of hand due signing up late and now they want to know why the crabgrass is so bad

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