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Old 02-05-2023, 07:12 PM
 
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What should the five day average be for putting down pre-emergent?

It warmed up to 60 today and it will be 65 tomorrow. But a few days from now more snow is coming. This is the fourth week in a row that I have got snow.
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Old 02-10-2023, 06:01 PM
 
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Old 02-14-2023, 05:05 AM
 
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Old 02-14-2023, 05:11 PM
 
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Picked this up over the weekend and putting it down tomorrow, then repeating in 2 1/2 months.


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Old 02-14-2023, 07:46 PM
 
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I picked up a bag also. My 5 day average is inching up to 44.2 degrees. Your area is warmer than my area, but I should be ready to put down the first treatment in a week or so. Tomorrow's high will be 68, but Thursday high will be only 36.
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Old 02-15-2023, 05:59 AM
 
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I picked up a bag also. My 5 day average is inching up to 44.2 degrees. Your area is warmer than my area, but I should be ready to put down the first treatment in a week or so. Tomorrow's high will be 68, but Thursday high will be only 36.
I need to start checking for rain days to put this down at that time. I don't have an irrigation system and I will have to water it the old fashion way with lawn sprinklers. How heavy will I need to water this in?

It is calling for rain tonight and nothing again for 10 days. My 5 day average ground temperature right now is 44.4. Is it to early to put down today? It gets cold again tomorrow, but the next 7 days the highs will be in the mid to upper 50's and the lows in the upper 30's.

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Old 02-15-2023, 03:01 PM
 
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Unfortunately, this crazy weather this year sure makes it challenging for timing.

Ideally you'd want about a quarter to a half an inch of rain.

I know it's going to be warm for the next 3 days and then get cooler for days thereafter. But I figure at this point better to get it down and be safe than sorry.

I do plan to follow up with a second application in about 60 days.

Then repeat again once when soil temperature nighttime low start to dip around late August.

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I need to start checking for rain days to put this down at that time. I don't have an irrigation system and I will have to water it the old fashion way with lawn sprinklers. How heavy will I need to water this in?

It is calling for rain tonight and nothing again for 10 days. My 5 day average ground temperature right now is 44.4. Is it to early to put down today? It gets cold again tomorrow, but the next 7 days the highs will be in the mid to upper 50's and the lows in the upper 30's.
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Old 02-15-2023, 03:39 PM
 
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I ended up putting it out today. The bag did not go as far I thought it would, but I had enough for this application. They are now calling for 3/4" of rain tonight.

https://www.greencastonline.com/tools/soil-temperature
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Old 02-16-2023, 11:28 AM
 
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Yes, over the next two days we should definitely have enough rainfall to set that in very well. Don't forget again to follow up with another application in a little over 60 days or so. That should last you then through the summer. Then if you want to prevent winter time weeds including annual bluegrass, you'll want to get the timing down usually about late August before the cooler night start to set in.

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I ended up putting it out today. The bag did not go as far I thought it would, but I had enough for this application. They are now calling for 3/4" of rain tonight.

https://www.greencastonline.com/tools/soil-temperature
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Old 02-18-2023, 05:36 AM
 
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Yes, over the next two days we should definitely have enough rainfall to set that in very well. Don't forget again to follow up with another application in a little over 60 days or so. That should last you then through the summer. Then if you want to prevent winter time weeds including annual bluegrass, you'll want to get the timing down usually about late August before the cooler night start to set in.
I ended up getting an inch of rain after putting down the Lesco. This is the first year I have not used a weed and feed product. After putting down a second application in 8 to 10 weeks I will need to do my first application of fertilizer shortly after the Lesco.
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