Weed Control Apps and Snow?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by clallen03, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Im not sure if you'll care but its really snowing in ATL. This hasn't happened in about maybe 6 years (someone correct me if Im wrong). We have gotten snow but not like this and its still coming down.

    This got me to think about my Round 1 app we just sprayed. Im sure many of you'll are from areas that get snow a lot so I wanted to ask how does heavy snow effect your weed control applications?


    This is a snap shot out of my window. My neighbor just pull up from the store. Otherwise the care would have more snow on it.

  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Your apps will be fine, unless they were just done. We have snow as a real possibility here through May. Happens all the time, you may see a little slower action on your 3-way herbicide, but so long as temps were warm enough on the day of application, you'll be fine.
  3. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    Corey: It's a great time to sow fescue grass seed!!! Be Positive--you'll be fine. My son was going to school there about 4 years ago during an ice storm--it was colder there than any day we had in TN. Snow is good for the lake also. Roy
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Mother Nature's natural weed control. Your customers will never know if it was your app or the frost.

    Did you fert at the same time? Nothing better than "slow release" irrigation to activate that fert.

    It's a good thing it happened on a Sunday. It should be all gone before rush hour tomorrow. ATL drivers don't have a clue how to drive in that stuff.
  5. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    MN its not just Atlanta drivers. We received between 4 to 6" in Kansas City here Saturday and I never so many wrecks in my entire life.
  6. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Even Mn drivers "forget" when we don't get snow for over a couple of weeks. Watching the weather just now, it looks like ATL is still getting pounded. As long as it's gone by next Sunday for the NASCAR race.

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