seeding & crab grass

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by steve38, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. steve38

    steve38 LawnSite Member
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    last summer I removed a tree from my lawn. I now have a dirt circle. I want to seed. problem is that patches of dried up brown grass have formed. I belive it is crab grass. So I want to fertilize using a crab grass preventer without damaging new seed. Should I use a starter fertilizer with crab grass preventer. Or should I just fertilize and not seed. Or should I seed and not fertilize? Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Crab grass preventer is a pre-emergence. This will keep anything from germinating. I would apply the pre-m now, wait about 2 weeks, then seed that area applying starter fertilizer, cover with straw and water frequently.

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