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Pre-emergent crabgrass preventer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by poudre_lawn, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. poudre_lawn

    poudre_lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    When would be the best time to apply fertilizer with pre-emergent crabgrass preventer, specifically for the Fort Collins Colorado area ???
  2. lawnboyCO

    lawnboyCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    April for sure!!! Soil temps are up by then. I've always done all my pre-m apps in April. You own a biz out here? Been pretty dry, we need some moisture but the mountains have gotten pounded so spring runoff should be great.
  3. poudre_lawn

    poudre_lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    No biz yet, I am a corporate software developer. Been in software for over 20 years and am about ready for at least semi-retirement. I have considered starting parttime lawn maintenance business.

    How is this kind of business in Loveland area ? Are you solo ?
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Right after you get your pesticide license this spring...
  5. lawnboyCO

    lawnboyCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Loveland is an excellent area for this kind of business because of the amount of elderly retirees that relocate to Loveland. If you want to do any pesticide work you will need to get licensed by the dept of Ag, there is info on the top of the pesticide forum about this, but if you want to just strictly mow this is not necessary.

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