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Still have crabgrass after I fertilized?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gscone, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. gscone

    gscone LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 81

    I applied the Step 1 Scotts with crabgrass about 3 weeks ago and I noticed that I have some area's of crabgrass. Should I wait any longer to apply something else, or go for another form of crabgrass preventer or killer? Thanks!!
  2. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Are you sure its crabgrass? Make sure it is before applying more chemicals.....
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    Is "Step 1" a preemergent, or contact herbicide? If preemergent, then it is possible that the crabgrass was already growing, so it wouldn't kill it.
  4. gscone

    gscone LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 81

    I used the Step 1 Halts with feed. Not sure whether I need to go with a 2nd app, so use a liquid spot treatment.
  5. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    there was this landscaper who i used to be his sub for fert/weed control on his lawns. the guy was always calling me complaining about crabgrass. I'd go out to the lawns and find no crabgrass.

    One day i met him on a lawn that he had complained about the crabgrass. It was a bluegrass lawn. It had some tall fescue clumps. He said see...right there...you cant see that crabgrass? On another lawn, a blue/rye mix, he had clumps of velvet grass that he was also calling crabgrass.

    I explained to him that crabgrass was a specific grass and that not all grasses that he didnt like was crabgrass, he said "if I dont like it, it is crabgrass!" I told him if my name was Tom and he was calling me Tony, good chance I wouldnt respond to him. Just because he calls tall fescue and/or velvet grass crabgrass, doesnt make it crabgrass and it wont respond, or be affected, by crabgrass controls.

    Are you sure you have crabgrass???
  6. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

    I have a simple question: How COULD he have crabgrass? It isn't even May yet. You would have had to have had a heat lamp on the area since March. I am sure you have had recent frosts. It AIN"T crabgrass. Read a book.
  7. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    yeah turfscape, thats sort of what i was trying to say as well (was trying to be nice) alot of folks call anything that they dont like 'crabgrass'. fact is if he does have crabgrass, and he might, it would be just germinating about now. I'm in zone 6, as is new york (zones 6 & 5 i think new york is) bit early, i agree.
  8. If nyc stands for new york city, I don't it is crabgrass, since we in central va. haven't seen any germination yet, and the SOIL temps have only been high enough for 6 days!
  9. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    I am just starting to see crabgrass starting to germinate along concrete surfaces in bare areas. The seedlings are about 1/4 of an inch if that.

  10. gscone

    gscone LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 81

    Here are some pics. Hopefully someone can identify the type of weed...Thanks...

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