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Crabgrass in Fescue

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by FIRESCOOBY, Sep 20, 2003.


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    I have a severe crabgrass problem in my yard. My grass is 100% Fescue. What can I use and when can I use it to get rid of this crabgrass? Live in NE Georgia.

  2. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    In an established fescue lawn, you can kill it off now with a selective control like Ortho crabgrass-b-gone or some other similar product and put down a pre-emergent in the early spring to stop the seed from germinating. Its an annual, so it will die at first frost. Not sure when that is in GA.
  3. Ditch_Dr

    Ditch_Dr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    (firescooby)Shannon is that you? You all over the net boy. Lesco makes a product called Drive that kills crabgrass without harming the fescue.


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    Yeah man...it's me. I do get around...LOL.

    I'll look into the products. Only bad thing is, if I kill the crabgrass, I'm afraid I'll just have dirt. I'm off all week and renting a bobcat and tiller to redo about 50% of my yard and resow with Fescue again.

    Later...be safe.
  5. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    Firescooby - Drive works VERY well, but costly @ $90 a bottle. Are you shure you wanna spray that when the crab is in dying out now??

    If your not reseeding, I recommed going to the nearest Home Depot or Lesco and pick up a few bags of Pre-M or fert with Demension....Just preventative maintenance for next year..

    All the rain we've gotten this spring/summer is the reason all the crabs are out....

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