Lesco Fertilizer Plus Pre Emergent Herbicide 13-0-5 - 50lbs.
Contains LESCO® Poly Plus® Polymer Coated Urea to provide a uniform growth with extended nitrogen feeding.
- Prevent Crabgrass and Fertilizer all in one product
- Covers 13,000 sqft.
- Contains .15% Dimension to prevent crabgrass and other weeds from germinating.
This product provides "pre-emergence" control of crabgrass (including the large, smooth, and southern species) when applied prior to the emergence of crabgrass from the ground in established lawns and ornamental turfs. It can also provide "early post-emergence" control of crabgrass during the early stages of crabgrass growth after the crabgrass has emerged from the ground
However, it is often difficult to see the very small, early stages of crabgrass in well-established lawns and ornamental turfs. Post-emergence crabgrass control will be obtained only when this product is applied prior to the tillering of crabgrass, which generally corresponds to the time when you can first easily see the crabgrass plants in the lawn or turf.
So the practical benefit of this product's additional, early post-emergence activity is that (compared to strictly pre-emergence crabgrass products), Dimension controls crabgrass prior to and up to 4 weeks after germination.
Application Frequency and Timing
This product may be applied as a single application, as a split application, or as a sequential application for crabgrass control in the spring, summer, or fall. DO NOT apply more than 7.65 lb of this product per 1,000 sq ft per application, and no more than 22.95 lb of this product per 1,000 sq ft per year.
For single applications made in the spring or early summer, this product should be applied at the appropriate rate corresponding to one of the three control programs listed in Table 1 below, depending on the user's location, the turfgrass mowing height, and whether the use is considered to be pre-emergence or early post-emergence at the time of the application.
The duration of residual weed control provided by this product is directly related to the total rate applied, but will vary somewhat depending on weather, weed pressure, turfgrass competitiveness, and the user's location within a region.
Tips for Improved Control
For best results, apply this product within a few days after mowing and delay mowing again for a few days after the application. When treated lawn or ornamental turf areas are watered or receive significant rainfall within a few days after application of this product, improved weed control may result. Use of split (half-rate) applications spaced 6-8 weeks apart may provide improved weed control.
Dimension 13-0-5 Specification Sheet - (Download)
Dimension Label - (Download)
Use Program #1 for pre-emergence control at sites where the turfgrass is cut high (e.g., homeowner lawns). This program provides 3-5 months of pre-emergence crabgrass control. This program should not be used for early postemergence crabgrass control.
Use Program #2 for pre-emergence control at sites where (a) turfgrass is cut low (e.g., golf fairways), and (b) turfgrass maintenance or weed control has not been conducted during the previous year. This program provides 4-6 months of pre-emergence crabgrass control. This program may also be used for early post-emergence control at sites where turfgrass is cut high (e.g., homeowner lawns).
Use Program #3 for pre-emergence control at sites where (a) turfgrass is cut low (e.g., golf fairways) and (b) turf maintenance or weed control has not been conducted during the previous year. This program provides 4-6 months of pre-emergence crabgrass control.
This program may also be used for early post-emergence control at sites where turfgrass is cut low (e.g., golf fairways). Subsequent, sequential pre- and/or post-emergence applications should be made where longer periods of control are desired. Where split fertilizer applications are recommended, the rates in Table 1 may be split across two applications made 6-10 weeks apart and prior to crabgrass emergence.
Table 1: Recommended Single Application Use Rates*
*Apply this product with drop or rotary spreaders designed to apply granular herbicides. Avoid the use of spreaders that would apply this product in narrow rows or concentrated bands. Before each application, calibrate the spreader according to the equipment manufacturer's directions for adjusting the spreader settings such that the spreader delivers the appropriate application rate recommended above.
Apply this product uniformly over the lawn or ornamental turf area. A more uniform application can be made by spreading half of the required amount over the area and then applying the remaining half at a right angle to the previous direction. Avoid streaking, skips, or overlaps during application. Check equipment frequently to ensure equipment is functioning properly and applying uniform distribution of granules.
*IMPORTANT: These settings are only approximate. Age, condition of spreader, and operator speed can cause wide variation. Be sure to calibrate your spreader with each application.