Granular vs. Liquid

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by nate1422, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    What is everyone using when it comes to pre and post emergent control products. What works best or is it a crapshoot?
  2. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,430

    I use granular for pre and liquid for post.

  3. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    Grtanualr amy ne better cuzz it falld through to the dirt better , houzzz that?:rolleyes:
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Air Head

    One of your better posts.
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I say it's a crapshoot as well.

    Some like granular, for the reason weed head stated (kinda) in that the product goed to the soil and dosn't stick to anything else (where it's supposed to go)

    Others argue that liquid pre-em is better because they can get a more uniform coverage, Well, actually a not uniform coverage... Meaning that they can go a little thin with it in the shade spots and give a little extra in the hot spots like along paved surfaces.

    Trouble with liquid pre-em's is they need to be watered in very soon after application, granular can sit a little longer (but not over 2 weeks). Also in the early early spring (late march) when it's time to apply them we are likely to have freezing temps overnight and even during the days. Makes it hard to have a tank of liquid in your truck!
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I used mostly liquid .
    Most yards here are about 7,000 sq ft.
    I can do 1,000 sq ft in 30 seconds , so , 7,000 in 3.5 minutes .
    I can do 3 yards in an hour @ $120.00 each = $360.00.
    My cost per 1,000 sq ft = $1.25 .
    Not bad , huh?
  7. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,564

    I like granular dimension. I do split applications. I do 2 light rate applications about 6 weeks apart. Keeps the grabgrass down much better than one big app. I like the dimension because it will kill baby crabgrass plants that manage to slip by. Then I use drive for post emergant.
  8. cleancutccl

    cleancutccl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 698

    I do the first app with gran. dimension and spray drive around hot spots like sidewalks and curbs. Then the next application I do a blanket spray of dimension.
  9. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    What are you all paying for the gran. dimenson ?

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