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Old 03-10-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Autumn Cove, Lake Wylie, SC
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Default Time to get pre-emergent on your lawn!

For folks with cool-season lawns (tall fescue, etc.)....its time to get pre-emergent on your lawn to prevent a lawn full of dreaded crabgrass.

I did my yard yesterday with Lesco 19-0-7 with Stonewall (barricade). Excellent stuff...should be good for 5 months. $21 at John Deere Landscapes for 50 lbs. I would highly recommend this over Scotts with Halts. You will get longer protection, less N (and less chance of brown patch disease), and a MUCH lower price.

Remember, fertilize now and do not fertilize again until late August/Early September!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I did the crabgrass preventer from Scotts....was that the right move?

Uber, you are the lawn genius on c/d so let me know
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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OOh, thanks for the reminder. I. hate. crabgrass.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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I used Scotts too. Do it every year. Only recommendation I would make would be to apply again in May. 1 application does not seem to do much for crabgrass in late summer.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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Thanks Uber.

I remember you used to suggest Scotts so I am glad you updated us.

Also, does the Lesco product you used also contain fertilizer or do you buy that separate?
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the Info Uber!! I purchased the Lesco and did it before the rains. Thanks again!
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: York, SC
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We are going to seed Bermuda this year...I have NO SHADE at all. When to start...April?
TIA
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Default dude

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Originally Posted by uber_bwnage View Post
Remember, fertilize now and do not fertilize again until late August/Early September!!
quit giving out bad advise.
you need to put down 18-2-18 in June and 5-10-31 in July
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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OK - I have been to two different Lowes over the past week and I have received conflicting advice...any input would be appreciated.

I bought a house last summer, so this is my first go 'round with pre-emergents, etc. I have a mix of Fescue and Bermuda in my yard and I have been noticing a decent amount of broad leaf weeds starting to pop up over the last month or so.Here's the question: should I be putting a pre-emergent on weeds that have already emerged? What's the typical strategy for this area? So far I have been told a) yes, you should put on a pre-emergent and then add the +2 weed control in April/May and b) no, do not put on a pre-emergent - add a weed killer now and fertilize in late April/early May when the Bermuda begins to revive...any thoughts? Option C?

This is my first Carolina lawn, so I would really appreciate your $0.02...Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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do you have a fescue lawn...and bermuda is taking over in places?
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