Stone Brother & Byrd opened its doors in 1910 with the mission to serve the needs of the Durham area’s small farmers. Seed, fertilizer and small machinery were sold and often bartered, and credit was extended to provide farmers time to sell their crops before payment was due. Remembering the old days, at the age of 83 Mr. H. R. Byrd in 1977 said, “We sold wagons and buggies, harness, mowing machines, churns, stoves, harrows and a lot of supplies for the garden and farm. We would swap merchandise for corn, wheat and chickens. We handled a world of country meat, wheat, oats and eggs.” The business served a need in the Durham community and it prospered. Farmers felt a kinship with the Stone brothers and Mr. Byrd due to the caring service and excellent products.
Stone Brothers and Byrd has been helping folks in the Durham, NC area with their lawn and garden needs since 1914. In nearly 100 years, we’ve learned what works well and our passion is to share that knowledge with new generations of folks who like to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. You’ve come to the right place to find information on pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control. Crabgrass control can be obtained only by a combined regimen of pre- and post-emergent action. Prodiamine is an excellent pre-emergent solution for crabgrass, dallisgrass and many other tough broadleaf weeds. For post-emergent crabgrass control