Spring Broadleafs

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by khutch, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Are spring broadleafs affected by freezing temps? With 70+ degrees around here in Atlanta, are the broadleafs going to be affected if we have a herd freeze?
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Here they aren't, well most aren't. Spring broadleaf weeds tend to be cold hardy.
    Here most of our spring broadleaf problems are with dandelions, clover, and thistles.
  3. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    The label will tell you the recomended range of temps in which to apply that herb. As long as the day time temps are warm, the night time temps should not be a problem. Each individual product will have its own recomendations. 2,4-D ester products have a lower effective temp. Joe
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Of the broadleafs I have observed lately, all of them are the usual suspects. None of them are associated with Spring weather except for a few dandelions.

    You basically have chickweed, henbit, bittercress, plantain, and clover. All of these are cold hardy, so they will survive just fine until the warmth arrives for good.
  5. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    All a freeze will do is slow them down. The broadleafs that are small now are just waiting for some warm days to kick off the growing process.

    I take metal notes of lawns as I drive around, some of the ones with henbit look very bad now since we had a week near 70. The warm weather really made it grow.

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