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Old 10-19-2010, 01:27 PM
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How to overseed in spring and control crab.

Okay Guys (and Gals). I overseeded about 32000 ft of my front yard (I've got about 2 acres). We are now on our 20th day with no rain. After I seeded we had two days of rain. Grass came up, but 90 degree temps baked the ground. I managed to get 6 hoses together and keep most of it going. However, it is nowhere as good as it should be. I can see numerous areas of bare ground. My question is, should I just overseed now or wait until spring? If I wait until spring, how do I handle the crab problem? I usually just use a barricade + fert. Also, it does have some broadleaves apperaing, can I spray them say in late Nov after I've mowed it a couple of times? By the way, I used Roundup, tilled it with a tractor and used a drag to prepare the bed. After grass was up I used a starter fert.

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Old 10-19-2010, 06:49 PM
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The best advice I can give you is to reduce the area of your high maintenance lawn. Instead begin planning for a beautiful landscape design that incorporates native plants that provide a wide variety of beautiful attractive blooms and foliage. In the long run, you will save big bucks and increase the enjoyment and resale value of your property.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:30 PM
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Okay Guys (and Gals). I overseeded about 32000 ft of my front yard (I've got about 2 acres). We are now on our 20th day with no rain. After I seeded we had two days of rain. Grass came up, but 90 degree temps baked the ground. I managed to get 6 hoses together and keep most of it going. However, it is nowhere as good as it should be. I can see numerous areas of bare ground. My question is, should I just overseed now or wait until spring? If I wait until spring, how do I handle the crab problem? I usually just use a barricade + fert. Also, it does have some broadleaves apperaing, can I spray them say in late Nov after I've mowed it a couple of times? By the way, I used Roundup, tilled it with a tractor and used a drag to prepare the bed. After grass was up I used a starter fert.

Thanks for your input.
Seems to me that Hissing Cobra answered this exact question, i.e., the best way to re-seed in the spring and avoid crabgrass, in post #4 of the following thread.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=330976

But the biggest drawback, as he also explained later is that the necessary starter fertilizer with Siduron is quite expensive.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:44 PM
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An excellent question. One that I have been thinking a lot about too. I have seeded and hope for some germination.
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