Crabgrass Preventer / Overseeding

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by beaglegun, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. beaglegun

    beaglegun LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I aerated, then seeded, limed and spread starter fertilizer. I also spread crabgrass preventer. I then drug the whole lawn with a mat drag. I guess I wasn't supposed to put the crabgrass preventer out until the new grass had been mowed a few times but I've always heard that crabgrass preventer is spread in early spring. Did I waste my money that I spent on Rebel IV fescue seed?
  2. iluvbermuda

    iluvbermuda LawnSite Member
    from S/E TN
    Posts: 108

    It may very well hinder the grass from coming up. Sorry.
  3. turfmanagementspecialty

    turfmanagementspecialty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Yes you probably wasted your money. Unless the pre emergent you used was Tupersan, which is seed able.
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    wasted money on seed, if you really need that seed to come up, then treat with carbon to deactivate the pre em. talk to your supplier or a lesco for more info.
  5. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    Wow. Hope it wasn't on someone's yard other than your own.
  6. grapeford

    grapeford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    Oh boy, if you didn't use tupersan or sidoron, you'll get no germination. All that work. We all learn from mistakes.

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