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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by On a call, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,471

    Okay...saw my first things popping today. 2/20/18

    Henbit took the cake...saw my bed riddled with it today. Guess I should have laid more Pre last fall :( . Oh well...need to try some left over Battleship or Speedzone.

    Other activity ... some perennials were just starting. Not sure...but I had Swiss Chard in an area...thought of it as a annual not a perennial but there it was...leaf just breaking ground :) .

    Of course I did see to poa pop up too.

    Time to roll lawns.

    How about you ?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,011

    35 degrees here, but it was 61 yesterday, with 3.5 inches of rain. Soil is still frozen at 3 inches deep. I found a few sprouts of hairy cress--but of course it can come up in the fall. Most of our snow melted yesterday.
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  3. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Our snow melted as well, a few hidden piles in the shade.

    I know it is early, however with the warm they are greening up.

    This was not only the southern exposure but a north also the Swiss Chard was the north.
  4. kinneberg lawn service

    kinneberg lawn service LawnSite Member
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    Wish the weather was as good here, more ice and snow again. Best of luck guys.
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  5. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    You guys are always last to warm up and first to cool down.

    But you guys have awesome ice fishing :)
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  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I forgot to check the depth of the frozen soil. We had a high of 44 today.
    No signs of December late fall rye grass seed germination.
    However, there is a bit of chickweed--two leaf stage--about 1/4 inch tall.
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  7. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
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    Great point...

    I, from a distance checked on the field I planted the late rye on and to me I saw more green. Going there tomorrow and will take a closer look. However I am certain a fair amount took hold. Of course we had added 40 yards of compost to an acre and did deep aeration and then planted. Wishing it was not as late as I did...thinking it was almost November.
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  8. pyroron

    pyroron LawnSite Member
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    You guys sound just as itchy as I am to get are lawns looking super green asap. Do any of you have a place to send soil samples. I have never done this? Thanks
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,011

    I checked the soil temperature here, 34 degrees F.
    I checked for frozen soil at depth. I used a stiff wire (tomato stake). It felt like there was a thin layer of ice at about 8 to 10 inches deep. It could be penetrated with more pressure.
    Hundreds of chickweed seedlings have appeared. Less than 1/4 inch tall so far.
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  10. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,471

    Not really itchy...more like observation, making notes, getting ready. Sort of like seeing a snow storm coming, you do not wait till the storm is here to put your plow on.
    MSU is where you might want to send samples....it all depends on " WHAT" you looking for.
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