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Dimension checked out ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by scweedman, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    Has anyone had problems with Dimension this year?
    I did two app. in the spring and i am starting to see crab on some accounts. I've talked to others that have not been
    satisfied with it this year. Have stayed away from Pre-m
    in the past because of yellow. May need to change next
  2. What is pre - m? Do you mean pre emerge or the chemical pre m?

    Did you apply at proper times and follow label rates and instructions?

    How about more info?
    dates applied, rate, ai
  3. gravedigger5

    gravedigger5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Just put down second application of Dimension yesterday, about a week or two late in my opinion (been raining buckets lately) but first dose seemed to do well. Only places I noticed any crabgrass was around edges of yard where my coverage may have been thin or non-existent. Made sure to try and cover those areas better the second app. Had spots on yards that had never been treated untill this year where you could see the dead crabgrass plants from last season, but nothing came up this season.

    Is it possible if you use crabgrass preventer repeatedly every season, that the crabgrass might become more tolerant? I wouldn't think so, but I am not sure.

  4. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    You are treating the soil with pre-emergent so plant tolerances are moot.
  5. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I used Dimension this year, and so far its looking good. Then again, I havn't seed the crabbies start moving yet....
  6. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Each year crab seems to be bad, iF its really hot and dry early, the manufactors say " weather too hot to early"

    Last year is rained everyday and was not hot and dry they say
    " too wet and cool"

    This season ( winter ) I sold a 2nd crab treatment in my program, I priced it high enough to spray acclaim, Right now I m still spraying dimension EC, but I am switching to acclaim in a week or so.

    I have one street with 8 customers ( 4 on each side ) all lawns get crab and goose grass every season, Ive tried everything,I had lesco reps, uhs reps check it out , no one can explain it. 2 years ago I did blanket apps of acclaim the 3rd week in june ( no visiable crab present ) Well that worked awsome, no crab at all that season. Last year 3 people didnt want to spend the money and they didnt get the acclaim, well they are the only ones with crab and goose again.

    Now I got nutshedge coming in, dammitt, so I going to try out some manange.

    Everylawn is sodded (KBG) sprinklers, proffesional mowing company ( sharpe blades and all that stuff ) but the biggest pain in the butt, Ive started aer & overseeding with some ryes and thinking about introducing some black beauty tall fesuce in some lawns.
  7. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    I've had decent results so far with dimension this season with a few escapes which I attribute mostly to homeowners cutting way too short for anything to last in the soil. Nothing so far that bad that Drive won't knock out.
  8. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    ah, the crabgrass dilemma. Over the years i've used just about every preemergent product on the market, some are no longer on the market. And we have had hot dry spring wet summers and we have had wet springs dry summers....every kind of weather combination one can have...the joys of New England...and crabgrass will sneak in, some lawns are notorius for it.

    we have been doing two apps of dimension for several seasons and it works as well as anyother product i have used in the past...meaning sometimes it works very well, some times not so well.

    I've come to the conclusion long ago to use the least costly product...dimension has won our price choice again this season.
  9. RjCjR

    RjCjR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I started out the year w/ PreM... then as the season got warmer, switched to Dimension.

    Like James Cormier said... too hot, too dry, too wet, too cold. There's always crabgrass that gets by our chemical barriers.

    gravedigger: the edge of the lawn is the hardest to protect because of the temps of the soil getting so high (due to thin grass along edges and adjacent concrete/blacktop) high temps are a HUGE factor in decreasing longevity. Plus the edge of a lawn usually is where the rain flows and erodes treated soil.

  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    It's here! I was pulling a few 2 and 3 tiller plants out of a flower bed the other day.

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