seeding and weed treatments

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobbygedd, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    what do u think is a safe amount of time to wait after seeding to apply weed control(trimec) i know we should try to seed in fall to lower competition with weeds, but we do have people ask about seeding in spring also.after seeding, we generally get the results we need within 45-60 days, but the plants are still imature and very thin, at this point is it safe to apply a weed control? thanx
  2. greengeezer

    greengeezer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    My general rule of thumb has been when the youngest of the youngest grass has been mowed at least 2 to 3 times and the lawn is'nt under stress, then a herbicide should be ok. This of course applies to cool season turf. The problem with spring seeding is that once the soil is warm enough to germinate the grass, it warm enough to germinate the weeds. Also the later the grass germinates, the sooner it has to go into the stress of summer, meaning more babysitting.
  3. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Personally I would wait till the grass is mature.
  4. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 214

    Generally speaking, after their have been three mowings.

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