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Which pre emergent

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dougcj7, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. dougcj7

    dougcj7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey guys I was wondering what pre-emergent has had the best results in mid Michigan lawns. I've never really got into this step with my other customers but I just got four new jobs and they are all neighbors and they all think they need this and if they want I'm more then happy to take there money, so any help would be appreciated.
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    I use Dimension. Make sure you have a license and insurance before you apply. The fines are steep!
  3. andygold

    andygold LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Can you apply a pre-emergent too early? What's the proper temps necessary to apply the product?
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: Im in central jersey and started yesterday, i like to wait till i start to see the forsythia to bloom. many people ferted weeks ago, im glad i waited because the lawns are greenin up with out it. i just wish my customer would read there agrrement instaed of calling asking if i forgot them. tony
  5. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

    Did mine this week....had a foot of snow last weekend so worked out well.
    I generally apply pre-m before April 1st. This is the latest I have done it.

    Did the same old dance with lesco ....ring me three weeks ago offering 19-0-6 .1 Dimension pallet price of $13.85ea with free delivery ...I agree.....I turn up un announced to pick up a pallet and its $14.35.....might want to rethink that for a minute....I paid $13.85. Even bought a new spreader.

    What you guys paying for your pre-m this year?
  6. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    $14.25 for 19-0-6 Dimension from Lesco. It cost about a buck a bag less for TeamPro but the Dimension has some some post emergent effect. Last about 12 weeks. We started putting it down last week and will have it all down by 3rd week in April. We use a little less than a pallet.
  7. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

    I used Team Pro last year. I Like to alternate year to year between It and Dimension.
  8. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Damn, our Dimension 19-0-6 was $16.57! (Lesco, Darien, IL) But I only need 3 bags.

    Should I complain or is this a fair price for such few bags?
  9. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    You have to apply pre-m before gound temperatures go over 50 degrees then it is too late. Or the old wise tale of when the forsythia blooms.

    I have had good resuts with Lesco Pre-M
  10. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    We started last week the frost is gone "Lower mid Michigan" and we use Dimension.


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