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Can you apply crabgrass prevention after overseeding???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by fastrunner, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. fastrunner

    fastrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    hi, i have a couple of lawns that i have to overseed. i live in chicago.. the seed is a bluegrass, fescue, rye mix.. the lawns i am seeding are thin but do have some grass. Is is ok to thatch, aerate, then just overseed with a broadcast spreader?? Can i apply a crabgrass prevention afterwards like dimension?? what would be the right steps..?? thanks. jeff
  2. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    duh, no.
  3. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    there is a pre emergent that you can use when overseeding. check with lesco. they can advise you
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Dimension will not allow new grass to grow beyond the germination stage if at all. Just ask my neighbor, I told him not to waste his money on grass seed after he put Dimension down but he did it anyway. Not one single seed germinated.
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    You can use TUPERSAN.

    It is somewhat costly, and not very effective. You will have to re-apply a pre-M after mowing the new turf twice. By then I'd suggest Dimension as it may also be used as a post emergent if crabgrass is caught in 1st or 2nd tiller stage.

  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    You can use Tupersan but I would not. Seed the lawn, let it get established and mowed 4-5 times then deal with weeds and crabgrass as needed.
  7. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Drive 75 allows seeding at time of application but only has a residual of 30 days.

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