View Full Version : Crabgrass in Fescue

09-20-2003, 11:38 PM
I have a severe crabgrass problem in my yard. My grass is 100% Fescue. What can I use and when can I use it to get rid of this crabgrass? Live in NE Georgia.


CT John
09-22-2003, 02:53 PM
In an established fescue lawn, you can kill it off now with a selective control like Ortho crabgrass-b-gone or some other similar product and put down a pre-emergent in the early spring to stop the seed from germinating. Its an annual, so it will die at first frost. Not sure when that is in GA.

09-23-2003, 12:46 AM
(firescooby)Shannon is that you? You all over the net boy. Lesco makes a product called Drive that kills crabgrass without harming the fescue.


09-23-2003, 12:50 AM
Yeah man...it's me. I do get around...LOL.

I'll look into the products. Only bad thing is, if I kill the crabgrass, I'm afraid I'll just have dirt. I'm off all week and renting a bobcat and tiller to redo about 50% of my yard and resow with Fescue again.

Later...be safe.

09-26-2003, 10:19 AM
Firescooby - Drive works VERY well, but costly @ $90 a bottle. Are you shure you wanna spray that when the crab is in dying out now??

If your not reseeding, I recommed going to the nearest Home Depot or Lesco and pick up a few bags of Pre-M or fert with Demension....Just preventative maintenance for next year..

All the rain we've gotten this spring/summer is the reason all the crabs are out....