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Old 10-04-2009, 11:21 PM
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Crabgrass to Rye

Any help...please?
I have a yard covered in crabgrass. I am thinking about scalping the yard fertilizing the seeding with rye. Should this work or will I have just made super crabgrass?

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Old 10-04-2009, 11:26 PM
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The crabgrass seeds are in the soil.

If the lawn needs grass, that issue stands independent of the crabgrass issue.

New grass, if cut right and thickened as quickly as possible, will choke out crabgrass and keep those seeds (and others) from germinating.

That being said, pre-emergent is cheap and effective against crabgrass.

So get your lawn in, baby it and get it good and thick ASAP. Then, come spring, pre-emerge it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:21 AM
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Thanks for the help. Should I dethatch or aerate first?
Thanks again.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:53 AM
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And then when next summer comes around in Oklahoma you can watch it die. You're too far south to have a ryegrass lawn.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:45 AM
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Should I dethatch or aerate first?
Both of those cultural practices will improve seed germination.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:18 AM
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Both of those cultural practices will improve seed germination.
Aerate for sure, double pass. If you can compost topdress on top your seed, even better .
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