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Granular Dimension app around plants

Laner

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New Hampton, IA
Had customer call today, asking if my first application would have killed several hostas and peonies? First app was granular pre-m (Dimension .10) with fert (22-2-5). Applied at low recommended rate. Tried to stay away from all plants (around trees, raised planters, and mulched areas). Some areas were very difficult to get thru without broadcasting some near and possibly into plant areas. I am very careful when applying chem to lawns. Never had any issues in the past, but this is a new customer. Just applied second app yesterday (3-way) to take care of broadleaf weeds. It has been 4 weeks since first app and this guys is claiming that the first app killed several peonies and prevented hostas from even coming up (not visible any longer) and killed a rose bush. Like I said, I am very cautious doing apps, but wondering if my first app would have caused this kind of results? From everything that I have read on the chemicals that I use it should not have been an issue. All plants were well out of the ground by the time of the first app (4/30).
 

DLCS

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Illinois
I'd say no. You sure it wasn't from the big warm up at the end of march and then the big cold snap and frost at the beginning of April? I have customers whos hostas and rose bushes took a hit after that last heavy frost. Strange weather that we have had this Spring.
 

indyturf

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Indy
I'd say no. You sure it wasn't from the big warm up at the end of march and then the big cold snap and frost at the beginning of April? I have customers whos hostas and rose bushes took a hit after that last heavy frost. Strange weather that we have had this Spring.
I second that!
 

morturf

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
midwest
Did you have weather like we had in nw iowa this spring? We had an extremely warm period followed by a very cold snap. This affected all the types of plants that you mentioned here and some others. I would say look at other properties and determine if there was similar effects without the application you mention. Hope this helps.
 

turf hokie

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Metro NY

Grandview

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
WI
Going organic will not solve this problem. The problem is ignorant customers who blame all sorts of problems on applications. The Dimension did not kill the customers roses and hostas. Dimension is labeled for nurseries.
 
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