Early post weed control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gqnine44, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    This will be our first year offering fertilizer treatments. We will be getting started with 19-0-6 Dimension here in a week or two and was wondering about post weed control on that visit. Lesco guy said to do nothing and wait for round 2 but I would think a lot of customers would like to kill off the chickweed ASAP. I have also noticed dandelions starting to grow a little in mulch beds but the main problem will be chickweed. What do you guys do? Thanks!
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I've been spraying 3-way after I put down my 19-0-6 dimension. I will also spray some 3-way if needed on the second applciation. The weeds here have been bad because we had a mild winter.
  3. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    lesco is kinda-correct. in the north the we tend to treat weeds on r2. one reason is that as cold and as extream as the temps get, it makes it harder to gain control.
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    chickweed is really hard to control in the early spring because of low temps. even if you spray it you wont get a total kill. I always wait until 2nd round unless it near the end of round 1 and I wont be back for 6 weeks. then I spot treat it.
  5. earthtrends

    earthtrends LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    ecm do you use speedzone in your area
  6. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Speedzone and Strike 3 - Will they work now when temps are low? If so where do you think they can be purchased.
  7. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    you need ester for cold weather
  8. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Speedzone is an ester product.

    It can be found at Lesco or many other distributors who sell products from PBI Gordon.

    It works well in cooler temps.
  9. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Lesco catalog shows Three Way with Ester II, I think I will try that when we put down the Dimension. Thanks for your help. The weather has been very warm and wet the last few days and it seems like the weeds are going nuts already. I know ground temps are still pretty low but I probably should get round one down by the middle of next week.
  10. OrganicFert

    OrganicFert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    What is up with Lesco...the company is just going down hill. They said do nothing the first round... So tell me, what is the difference between your last round 1 and your first round 2? Idiots.

    You need to manage your lawns for what they are. You cannot cross reference round # to your application. You MUST cross reference your prior apps and lawn history to your applications.

    Good Luck.

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