crab grass killer

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by poudre_lawn, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. poudre_lawn

    poudre_lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    When is the best time to apply the pre-emergent crabgrass killer fertilizer in the Fort Colins Colorado area ? Also what is the best kind to use ?
  2. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    I live in the Chicago area, but what I tell all my customers is apply it when the Forsythia bloom. Forsythia's are bushes with bright yellow flowers and are one of the first to bloom in the Spring. Usually here, its early April. As far as which to use, they are all decent as long as it's PROPERLY applied and watered in by rainfall or by you sprinkling.
  3. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Fort Collins is north of Denver right?

    You're going to be in a crabgrass germination zone that borders zone 4 and 5 which means anywhere from April to June.

    I would put down your pre emergent in April and put it down at the highest recommended rate to ensure good residual action or make two apps, one in April and one in June.

    Try using something with an active ingredient of Prodiamine (Barricade), Benefin (Balan), or Pendimethalin (Pre-M).

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