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Mowing after chem. application

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Weekly Weeder, May 29, 2008.

  1. Weekly Weeder

    Weekly Weeder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    TruGreen came through and sprayed 8 of my lawns right in a row today.
    Health wise,(both mine and the grass) how soon can I mow them?:confused:
    Apologies in advance. I did a quick search on this topic and I am sure it has already been addressed,but I have a lot of grass to mow.Please help
  2. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Depending on what what sprayed and the weather, 24-72 hrs.

    Good idea to find out what was sprayed, as you might want to wear PPE(mask at least). Why didn't the accounts let you know in advance?
  3. Weekly Weeder

    Weekly Weeder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Why didn't the accounts let you know in advance?

    It may be bad to say but,I don't think they care. I think Monday being a holiday put the spray companies behind and now there making up for lost time on one of my three biggest days of the week.
  4. CrownLawnSvc

    CrownLawnSvc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Most labels read two days. I work closely with a mower on a few of his yards. He mowed same day, several hours after I made a broadleaf spray application. No ill effects on the yard. Weeds died as expected as if he didn't mow.
  5. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,501

    i typically recommend - the customer water the next am,
    then mow once dry that day

    only if it really needs be mowed that soon

    dont stress over it, its not the end of the world
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,547

    just go ahead. mowing weeds will not make them come back to life.
  7. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    A little late here, but dont change your schedule. It happens to us all the time. We spray and here comes the mow crew. I actually had a mow crew start mowing a commercial account before we were even off the property and you know what, we still got 90% control on the weeds.

    I dont recommend this to be the best method but dont sweat it.
  8. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    If a pesticide has been applied, (herbicide not insecticide) I will not mow that day. If I have the time I will schedule it for 2 days later.

    If the flag is not dated, it really gets aggravating because I have to call the stinking company and find out what was applied and when. JUST DATE the darn things!!!!
  9. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,501

    i used to always date my flags, but at a class this winter
    a state employee of the MA. pesticide bur. made clear that
    we are not to write anything on our flags--isnt that absurd?
    i think we should be required to date the flags--
    sometimes i come to a property for a treatment, and
    the flag is still present from the prior treatment- granted it
    looks pretty weathered--but who besides me and the customer
    would know when that app was done
  10. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    TruGreen did the same thing to me. It seems like they always come by right before i get to the lawn to cut it! Well with the gas prices the way they are im not making special trips back out anymore ,so i just cut it even if he was just there spraying.

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