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Reseeding after Crabgrass Preventer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JoeKidd, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. JoeKidd

    JoeKidd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    We used Lebenon Turf Ferts with SCU Team Crabgrass preventer last week where I work in Southern NH. My boss seems to think it won't affect our reseeded areas he had us do the following week. I tried to tell him what it says right on the bag that reseeding should be delayed at least 8-12 weeks but he won't listen to me. What do you guys think?
  2. SoonerTurf

    SoonerTurf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    get another boss :cool2:
  3. CHiP's

    CHiP's LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    once the pre-m has been watered in and activated i have been told that if you areated or hard rake spots to be spot seeded that this will break the pre-m barrier and you will have ok results, but not as good as if you hadn't used pre-m of course. this is just what i have been told.
  4. Lower Cape Lawn

    Lower Cape Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    You'll be re seeding those areas again. Good luck!
  5. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    i've heard aeration doesn't break the barrier. research anyone?
  6. nmarum

    nmarum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm trying to figure out what to do about this too. I have plow damage that needs repaired, and since it went straight from winter to summer here this year, I have to put down my pre-em without time to get those spots going.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions on this topic as well.
  7. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Rake up the dead sod, put down a layer of black dirt, seed, starter fert and say a prayer
  8. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    Tell your boss he's nuts, and to go out and get his pesticide license !
    ( Because anyone who has their license already...and made such a decision...has to be INSANE, or simply 'doesn't care' about the end-results-rather, just the $$$$$ in their pocket !!!)

    Even though "Team" is about the cheapest quality 'bottom-of-the-barrel' pre-emergent there IS on the market today...doesn't mean it doesn't have a substantial seeding RESIDUAL!

    (Team was originally a LANDSCAPE pre-emergent, by the way....that was later bastardized into 'Team Pro'...which has proven to be about as equally useless in turf ! :cry:
    BOTH products should be in LANDSCAPE, and not TURF !!)

    The only way you're going to be able to "nullify" the pre-emergent effects of the Team that's been applied...in order to have any HOPE of seeding success...is the application of (either granular or liquid) activated charcoal; watered in according to directions on the label.
  9. nmarum

    nmarum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Agreed. Team sucks. Dimension for me.

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