Crabgrass

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by whatyouare, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. PSUTURFGEEK

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't take this the wrong way but this should get moved to the homeowner section where you may find some help there.
     
  2. AmGreen

    AmGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Even if it's dead from last year in large amounts, you can still see the crabgrass. It has that dead, flat spider look - quite unattractive.
     
  3. AmGreen

    AmGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Quinclorac (Drive 75) allows you to apply before seeding, during seeding, and as early as 7 days after germination of seedlings. It's post emergent (with Methylated Seed Oil added) and gives up to 45 days of pre-emergent protection. You can re-apply 30 days after your first application and obtain nearly 2.5 months of pre-em protection with no adverse affects to your turf seed.
     
  4. AmGreen

    AmGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you're up for it, you could always try it out - just don't be upset if it cost you more money doing it yourself :) . Plus it would be a learning experience for you...
     
  5. AmGreen

    AmGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like quite a bit of overkill. There are millions of weed seeds throughout a typical lawn, the trick is to control them. Using a pre-emergent on a proper schedule would eliminate the need to dig up the lawn...plus the new soil you add back, or the soil within the sod will be carrying weed seeds as well - then your back at square one.
     
  6. AmGreen

    AmGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Valid point. However, it does appear that whatyouare is new to the site, so I'm sure he posted in the most related area. Plus he may not have received a helpful response from anyone in the "homeowner" section.
     

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