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Starter fert with pre-emergent

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GravelyGuy, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,638

    Has anyone used the starter fert with mesotrione at the time of seeding with good results? I could see it being good for people wanting to spring seed with high expectations. I was quoted $45 and change per 40 lb bag. I think it covers around 9000 square feet.
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  2. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Kalamazoo, MI
    Messages: 4,914

    I think this is one of those oxymoronic things.. grass seed and pre emergent :nono:
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  3. Garrett1234

    Garrett1234 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 673

    I’m seeding this weekend and have a thread going. I’m using tenacity. Riggle mentioned Scott’s starter fert now contains mesotrione (tenacity). It won’t hurt the germination of the grass seed depending on the variety being planted. I would seek others opinions, howver I believe KBG, tall fescue, PRG and some others are okay with the meso, however fine fescue would not be I believe.
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  4. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,577

    I’ve used it in my own lawn during both spring and fall, and I think it works well in both situations. Considering the difficulties typically experienced with spring seeding, I would welcome any help that I can get in spite of the expense, considering how crabgrass can completely ruin a spring seeding.
  5. lawndude28

    lawndude28 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    scotts version or someone else?
  6. OP

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,638

    Thanks for the feedback.

    The stuff I saw was made by Lebanon I think.
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  7. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I have used it with very good results. It was not a Scott’s product but one of the large Midwest blenders. I seeded KBG and PRG.
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  8. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,577

    I used the Scotts version, but Lebanon, I’m sure, would be a great product too. Be sure to apply at bag rate or you won’t be putting down the proper amount of Mesotrione.
  9. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 6,669

    I wasn't happy when I try tenacity as a pre. Short lived with a bit of weed break through. For a spring seeding you don't have much choice i just plan on redoing it again later in the year.
  10. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,577

    But, I’m, sure you read the label and understood that it only lasts a month, but can be reapplied, then followed by one of the other conventional pre-emergents to provide season-long protection.

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