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Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 PM
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Dealing with Crabgrass

Have an infestation of crabgrass on one side of yard. It's killing off due to colder temps. Do I have to rake it out (spreading its seed), prior to overseeding or can I seed directly OVER the crabgrass. Any opinions would be appreciated.

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:34 PM
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Here in FL, we have to dig down to bedrock and still no guarantee you'll get it all out.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:54 AM
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Riggle just did an experiment with overseeding the CG after it was dead...
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:23 AM
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Overseed heavy right over it. It will come up great. Just remember to use pre.m next year.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:31 AM
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Overseed heavy right over it. It will come up great. Just remember to use pre.m next year.
I think pre.m don't work to well in FL because we don't get cold enough in the winter months for the Crab Grass to go completely dormant. It's a never ending battle here. LOL
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:55 AM
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I think pre.m don't work to well in FL because we don't get cold enough in the winter months for the Crab Grass to go completely dormant. It's a never ending battle here. LOL
I was replying to theOP.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:22 AM
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Overseed heavy right over it. It will come up great. Just remember to use pre.m next year.
What he said..I did a similar experiment to Riggle's at a friends house and the grass has come up like Wrigley Field !!! I wish I had taken before and after shots. I used Winning colors TTTF and fert. but it is getting cooler here too..starting to damage the weeds.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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Have an infestation of crabgrass on one side of yard. It's killing off due to colder temps. Do I have to rake it out (spreading its seed), prior to overseeding or can I seed directly OVER the crabgrass. Any opinions would be appreciated.

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You sure its crab grass and not Bermuda in with your cool season grasses?
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