Spring Pre M on fall overseeded lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lance1, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. lance1

    lance1 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 52

    I'm new to this GREAT site. Question is should I use a pre m this spring on customers lawns that were seeded in late October Early November or should I just treat the weeds & crabgrass later. Really appreciate your replies of your experiences with this scenario.
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    I will not use a Pre-Emergence on the lawns I seeded late in the fall, instead I will put down a round of starter fert. I already explained to these customers they would experience a degree of weed growth and that getting the turf established is the most important thing at this point (spring '06), I went on to explain to them if we get the turf up to a healthy stand we can use a Post-Emergence such as Drive to help bring weeds under control.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    Same as above.
  4. lance1

    lance1 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 52

    Thanks Grren Pro. I'll communicate to my customers your recommendations, sure they'll be happy to hear it.
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    anytime, BTW welcome to the site :waving:
  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    all the yards that i put in last fall got plenty of starter an had a few weeds in them so the pre merge is a definite for spring unless ya want weed infestation. see ya george
  7. H2o By Design

    H2o By Design LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I would put pre emerg down or you will have weed infestation. They also make a preemerge for newly seeded lawns that will allow the seed to come up and stop weeds but name slips me at this time:confused:

    best of luck whatever you do
  8. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    not knowing the grass type you re-seeded with and your temp after the re-seed, i would say the seed that is going to make it is already germinated and go ahead and put the pre-m down. remember that the reason for pre-m is to reduce the comepition between the grass and the weed, so if you skip the pre-m, and start getting the weed infestation, the grass wont have a chance anyway. besides if you use post emergent control you time will be limited to hot temp of summer.
  9. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Tupersan is the product that can be used on seeded lawn.

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