my personal lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lurch, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    i'm not liscened to apply fertilizer so i do not do it....but i can apply it to my own lawn so i have a question...

    what is the best way to get rid of crabgrass?
    what is the best way to get that good turf?

    i'm in DFW, Tx and i have Bermuda....

    any input is greatly appreciative
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    you have to use a pre-emergent before the crabgrass germinates, I think in your part of the country you need a couple apps in the spring and maybe even one in the fall.
  3. lurch

    lurch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    so what you're saying is that it is to late to get rid of the lawn has little sprouts all over the place and its annoying pulling it all up only to have new stuff up the next morning...
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    there are products that can be effective against crabgrass at the pre emergence stage like Dimension and ones that are effective at the 3 to 4 tiller stage like Acclaim Super.

    As for Bermuda I dunno... Check the label, We have Kentucky Blue and Ryes here.

    They are about $400 per gallon FYI. Make sure the gallon does not freeze over winter.
  6. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,246

    I am not sure if it works on Bermuda but for any Crabgrass that sprouts on mu cool season lawns I use Drive75. It works great. Check out the label to see if you can use it on your grass.

    Mike I
    Mike's Total Lawn Care
  7. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Just spray the yard with Round up and put down some Lesco Pre M from Home Depot. Don't worry as long as ur bermuda is still dormant you can't kill it

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