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Have you started spraying yet?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cdavis850, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. cdavis850

    cdavis850 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I am just curious where everyone else is at as far as begining their first round of spraying? I have been getting tons of calls wondering where I am. For starters we still have some temps getting in the low 20's at night and there is small amounts of snow still on the north side of buildings that hasnt melted yet. Where is everyone at? has anyone started? if so what area are you in......Thanks and good luck to everyone hope we all have a great year!!!
  2. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    From oklahoma here too. I'm gonna start next week. I have about 200 or so to do as of right now so I gotta get it on to get them all done.

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Wow, we still have another 90 days of killing freezes in central
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Wow are yall talking about new lawns?
    My regulars are still pretty nice and clean. I am thinking about going ahead and starting my radio ad early because there are so many lawns right now that are full of cool season weeds that are growing like crazy with the warmer temps we have been having though.
  5. superintendent

    superintendent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    That blows me away that yall are starting this early. I don't give a dam but what you put down now is a waste of the customers money. I'm getting ready to send letters out to other lawn care customers to explain to them what is going on. The only way any fert might work if you put down 100% slow release and nobody is going to spend the money on that. I saw a company out last week using Southern State. That's BS
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,644

    You are spraying ice melter for parking lot pre-treatment...RIGHT. LOL!

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    If you wanted some extra income in the winter months you can have a round 1 that is Gly only. Just target your grassy weeds. But it's to cold for me, I'd rather varmit hunt the winter away. I don't start until March.
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Your right about the fert part. Our grasses or dormant right now except the very few Fescue and overseeded Rye ones and they will get fert [in my area anyway] mid Feb and fert on the Bermuda and St Augustine in April. However, with daytime temps anywhere from 55-65 [couple of days this week that were right at 70] and night temps 35-45 the cool season weeds are going crazy in my area right now. The untreated lawns are needing cut every 2-3 weeks. That is why I thought about going ahead and running my add and spraying some Speedzone Southern for Henbit, Clover, Blackmedic, ect.....
  9. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Yea, new lawns, mine I sprayed in fall look great gonna hold off on them
  10. fireman1173005

    fireman1173005 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    If you'll notice it has been freezing but weeds are still growing. If your gonna do 6 or so total apps gotta start early

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