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seeding & crab grass

steve38

LawnSite Member
Location
07035
last summer I removed a tree from my lawn. I now have a dirt circle. I want to seed. problem is that patches of dried up brown grass have formed. I belive it is crab grass. So I want to fertilize using a crab grass preventer without damaging new seed. Should I use a starter fertilizer with crab grass preventer. Or should I just fertilize and not seed. Or should I seed and not fertilize? Any advice would be appreciated.
 

Lombardi

LawnSite Senior Member
Crab grass preventer is a pre-emergence. This will keep anything from germinating. I would apply the pre-m now, wait about 2 weeks, then seed that area applying starter fertilizer, cover with straw and water frequently.
 
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