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Fertilize and over seed at the same time?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Joel B., Mar 20, 2003.

  1. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    So Harold,
    What type of questions would you like to see here??

    Or, should we all just puff up our egos and explain why each of us feel we are better than everyone else?

    I have been around for many years, probably like yourself, i do get a kick out of some of the questions in here and many scare me to death! Personally I'd rather have the inexperienced ask there questions on this type of forum.

    but, thats just me
  2. I'd like to see questions ask, but lets give enough info some you can get good advice!!!!
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    My question was
    My additional comment was
    The question is legit and no ego is involved. Why would LawnSite be the first place of choice to ask a question about a product that has directions, cautions and contact information on the bag or container?
  4. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    why do I feel like you are scolding me?

    I didn't mean to imply anything about your ego.

    But you did not answer my question, 'What type of questions would you like to see here?'
  5. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    It is not about what kind of questions do I want to see here, it is about why are some questions asked here or asked here first as opposed to going to a more direct source.

    My question is a human interest question. It is a question of how brains function or we perceive, process and comprehend certain things.

    If a member asks a question like "what experience have you guys had using pendmethalin compared to dimension and what rates and how many times per season did you apply it", I fully understand the person wants info on practical experience.

    In this case the question was technical about product use. Products like this contain information on the bag. Perhaps the member has not purchased the product and knows nothing about pre-emergent annual grassy weed control. Perhaps he did purchase and read the bag but was unsure wether the product worked differently on "weed grass" as opposed to "good grass". The member did know enough from somewhere to initiate the question.

    This members question is not an unreasonable question. However many similar questions are asked on LawnSite and I wonder why go to a secondary (not to be construed as second rate) information source for certain questions?

    What are your comments or ideas?
  6. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    I believe folks come to these forums to ask questions rather than going to a more direct source simply because here they are anonymous. I could be all wrong, but there is no embarrassment here.

    Of course this is also the lazy mans way of getting answers. Why read or do any type of investigation when a person can just type away at a keyboard and wait for the more informed to solve their dilemmas.

    Then there is the egomaniac, you know, the guy who just likes putting people down. I feel those folks are sitting in some dark room all alone and rather than reaching out with a helping hand they take out their loneliness on others.

    Personally, I check in for a few of reasons.
    1) helps keep my mind active during the off season (we start up full speed next week, chances are I won't be coming around very often)

    2) amusement, some comments, whether in the form of a question or an answer, really make me chuckle.

    3) I also like to feed off of the enthusiasm of some in here. This particular forum seems to have many members who are just starting their business. Their enthusiasm help keep me energized some what.

    And I'm not to proud to say I have learned a thing or two.

    But, I do, at times, get frustrated with this cyber communicating because we (humans) tend to want to read between the lines or we insert an emotion into the sentence that the writer did not intend.

    With all that being said, time for me to turn in for the night.
  7. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    Mowing high will usually eliminate crab grass within 2 seasons.
    A thriving, healthy lawn shouldn't need crab grass control. if you don't have a problem, forget it and do your seeding.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I had something to say but I'll hold onto it til a later date.
  9. come on homer, quit teasing us!
  10. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    Gents: Just to confuse the matter a little farther, there is a
    relatively new product called Drive 75 DF Herbicide that can
    be used as a pre/post ( more post ) for crabgrass, and done
    at the same time as seeding. Not really effective right now, but
    could be used in May or June as conditions are right for crabgrass
    and other grassy weeds. Better yet, it controls dandelions, clover
    and several other broadleaf weeds. Perfect for Athletic Turf
    Maintenance programs where you are forced to seed in the Spring. Sorry but it won't control goosegrass.

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