when do i put the dandilion killer on?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by clydesdale, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    Is it when they are in full bloom, before i cut them?
    They havent started yet, but i am planning my attack for the couple of dandilion farms that i have. Thanks
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    The best time to spray for them is in the early-mid fall. This will help tremendously for the next year. Spray them now as early as possible if you need to knock them down. They should be bringing stuff in and your herbicide will be translocated easier. Harder and more dangerous to control in the summer when temps are up. Put a good app down this fall to avoid the problem next year (Unless you feel they are a 1 year customer :D )
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    you are late
  4. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    what about this stuff i see that you should apply the weed killer when the dandilions have sprouted. I was told to do it this way so the weed killer sticks to the weeds. Have i heard wrong? Thanks
  5. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    Homeowner :rolleyes: ...put your scotts weed and feed down now.....
  6. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Uh Huh...what he said! NOW, now, now!!! :rolleyes:
  7. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    You could just build a real nice, thick turf which won't allow weeds in. Na... integrated pest management (IPM) isn't for everyone.

    Sure, you can treat after they have sprouted, but why not prevent them in the first place?

    Weeds are a cancer to turf. Once you catch them, it's an uphill battle to control. However, if caught early enough or steps made to prevent them, you have the best chance.
  8. Macvols

    Macvols LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    anytime weeds are actively growing is fine!!!

  9. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    Fall is the best and easy way to get rid of them. But any time you see them you can kill them. We spray them first week in May before they go to seed. Also in September. Wisconsin zone 4-5
  10. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    I get a kick out of these "fall is the best time"...the best to to eradicate a pest is when the pest becomes a pest, or whenever your client asks you to.

    Dandilion is one of the easiest weeds to control, why would you wait until fall?

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