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Scotts Halts/crabgrass...

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Brothers-One, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Brothers-One

    Brothers-One LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    It has just finished raining here.It has been raining for the last 24hrs off/on.When is the best time to put down this Halts w/crabgrass preventer.Its 4:30 pm and the sun is shining now.Should I wait till it dries up a little? It is suppose to be sunny tomorrow. Thanks.
  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Does the package say anything about when to apply it? Read the directions, that should lead you in the right direction!
  3. Necroshine

    Necroshine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Apply it to a dry ground and water her in really well. As long as your temperatures aren't hitting 80 Degrees yet, you should be ok. :dancing:
    This should last you 3-5 months depending on how heavy you put it down.
  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Omg............are U A Homeowner?
  5. Brothers-One

    Brothers-One LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    No......putting it down for my landlady. Thanks.
  6. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    i just dont get it, do you really not know, or not care that what your doing is highly illegal...... you have to be LICENSED to do this.... and if your licenced you whould have the knowledge.......
  7. lawnsplus

    lawnsplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107


    I ahve seen you say this in several posts, and quite frankly you are wrong, at least in Illinois you are wrong.

    Per the Illinois state department of agriculture and the state deparment of professional regulations, "you do not need a license to apply chemicals or pesticides that are readily available via retail outlets" although you are encouraged to follow the manufacturers recomendations for application, as you are liable if you use the product in a manner inconsistent with its lable.

    Just my .02!!!

    Move out of Ohio!!
  8. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    right here on your web site from the state dept of ag....

    State law requires anyone in Illinois applying general-use and restricted-use pesticides in the course of employment be licensed. Persons applying restricted-use pesticides on property they own or control must have a*private applicator license. Persons applying general-use pesticides on their own property are exempt from licensing requirements.

    It is a responsibility of the Illinois Department of Agriculture to license people applying pesticides outdoors and in agricultural production. The University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service provides training and study materials. on and on.....

    i believe the term general use.... applies to scotts, and other brand of store bought pesticides...
  9. lawnsplus

    lawnsplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I stand corrected, to an extenent.

    I just got off the phone with the department of ag and they informed me that fertilizer products do not require licensing. However should you "be trying to kill anything that is alive" you must be licensed.

    Thus weed and feed requires a license.

    In Illinois it is a test that must be taken and then licensing will be issued.
  10. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    scotts , all four steps, has a herbacide, or pesticide, so license is required in most all states

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