pre emergent before seed?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by tjcezar, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 237

    I am renovating a lawn (overseeding and spot repair) then will be doing a fert program. Can I put down my first fert app then overseed or should i reverse it. How should I schedule these apps and overseeding?
  2. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 788

    I am a little confused by your title, are you wanting to put down a pre-m and then seed or fert and then seed? They are 2 completely different chemicals. The pre-m will not let the seed germinate. You need to put down some starter fert with the seed.
  3. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 237

    crabgrass preventer plus fert then seed
  4. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Tadams was right. pre-emerg and seed germination don't mix. You must use a starter fert to get the seed going. Might have to skip the pre-emerg this year.
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    The only pre-emergent labeled for this application is Tupersan-it prevents crabgrass, yet doesn't kill the grass seed. Don't apply chemicals if you aren't certified/licensed.:dizzy: :dizzy:
  6. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 237

    yeah I always say the same "no license no chems!"

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