Trimec classic

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by chefdrp, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    hi, how good is trimec? Its a broadleaf hericide. I need some good stuff for that damn creeping charlie and crab grass. I know dimention is a good pre m for crabgrass. What about lesco 3-way
  2. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Trimec is a great broadleaf herbicide. Hovever creeping charlie many times needs two applications timed about 2 weeks apart. The best time to spray it is in early spring before it gets hot. You may get away with only 1 application during this time. It gets extremely hardy as the season progresses. You can use I believe it's called super trimec during the summer if you have any POST-emergent problems with crabgrass. However you must use it in below 85 degree temps. There are other products out there, but these are the ones I have used. As far as PRE-emergent products Dimension is very good.
  3. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    MSMA will work on the crabgrass. I have been using Trimec for years with good results on Burmuda lawns.
  4. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Late fall is still the best time to c ontrol most tough broadleaf weeds. Ground Ivy (Creeping Charly) responds very well to Trimec and other similar products in the late fall. These products can be used in much cooler temperatures than what has been reccommended. After the first killing frost, these products work very well. We have used them as late as Thanksgiving with very good results.

    Austreim Landscaping
  5. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    try Drive on the crabgrass. May try Acclaim + Dimension on young crabgrass
  6. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I agree as well with dougaustreim. Fall is also a great time and sometimes the best time to control weeds. But if a customer calls you in May and wants his dandelions sprayed, I would doubt he would be willing to wait for the fall to spray.
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,168

    i've used granular trimec for broadleaf. post crabgrass, trimec plus worked great for me
  8. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 857

    Super Trimec will not control crabgrass.

    Trimec plus will. And pretty good too if you catch it early.
  9. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    I thought super trimec was canceled?

    Anyway I still using confront (last season for it) it works awsome on ivy & violets, for crab I use acclaim+

    Has anyone mixed drive in their perma green?

    I dont think drive is labeled for NY
  10. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 637

    Haven't used Drive in the PG simply becuase it settles outr so much that it requires some decent agitation to keep it suspended for application. Best way for us to spray have been with the 2gl. hand held docs and the solo backpack.

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