I am looking for a good spring fert with a pre-em in it for all sorts of weeds and crabgrass in my Kentucky blue lawn (one area of about 1,200 sq ft is a tall fescue I think). My dealer wants to sell me a fert.(United Horticulatual Supply brand) with Barricade in it (.295 and .375). Is this a good pre-em or should I look for something else? Also, what ratios of N-P-K should I get for the spring? My UHP dealer also said that there is no pre-em that works on dandylions. This happens to be my biggest weed problem each year. Is it true that there is no pre-em for dandylions? What about a post-emergent for weeds that can be put on dry grass. I have been using Scotts Turf Builder Plus 2 w/ weed control but it has to be put on wet grass with a drop spreader which I find to be a pain and it seems to stain my wet pavement if i'm not careful. In the past years I used Scotts Turf Builder w/ Halts Crabgrass preventer. This has Pendimethalin in it. How wells does this work as a pre-em as compared to others?