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crab grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by burks, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. burks

    burks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    is it to late in the season to get rit of the old ungly grab grass
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Welcome to Lawnsite.

    Drive 75 will get rid of it, but since I'm sure it has seeded there already, the seed is alreay dropped and it won't help you out for next year by getting rid of it now.
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    I have a question too...

    Once the plant dies from the frost...is that plant dead forever?
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Yes, it is an annual plant and it is dying here already. Next year get your Pre-M out before the ground reaches 50 degree temps to prevent the seeds from germinating.
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    it's funny how your market is.

    eric's clients would probably be very unhappy if they had crabgrass.

    if my clients didn't have crab grass, they'd think their grass wasn't growing!:cool:

    we are quite rural here on ROCKY TOP.

  6. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    next season reccomend follow-ups for crabgrass,weed control ,insect your make more money plus elimate the problem

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    Read the labels. For problem lawns you may want to apply pre-m in the second application also.
  8. LawnPro in NC

    LawnPro in NC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    What type pre m?
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    team, dimension barricade ect
  10. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    ASSUMING you have a license to apply herbicides, you could kill the crabgrass now woith msma and put out barricade now and in Feb-march. with fall and spring apps of baricade of about 1lb active per acre, you will eliminate any crabgrass coming back. pre-m must be applied at the right time in the spring. it is cheaper, but only gives you a window of 6 weeks no matter what rate you use. barricade buys you close to 6 months. BUT- no seeding after you put it down. Daveg

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