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Old 03-01-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Which pre-emergent do you use in the spring?

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Yes, sometimes if the weather timing is right, however I usually buy the fertilizer and pre-emerge separately. The Spring pre-emerge should be applied when the soil temp reaches ~50F (BTW I plan to apply Wed after it rains tomorrow). At those soil temps the bermudagrass is starting to wake up (~55F), but I don't like to apply fertilizer until after the risk of freezing is over (~April 15 here).

I also apply a Fall pre-emerge. I may or may not apply more fertilizer on the lawn - it depends on how the grass is doing, if I've reseeded, rainfall, etc.

I think I've been successful with my lawn if the neighborhood kids take their shoes off just to feel the grass on their feet
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Pendulum.
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Old 03-01-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Not familiar with that one nor have I seen it ever in my area. Any idea how it compares to Dimension?


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Old 03-01-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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Not familiar with that one nor have I seen it ever in my area. Any idea how it compares to Dimension?
Whatever is cheaper in your area. Barricade as well.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:06 PM
 
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Halts is the Scott's pre-emerge product in my area.
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Where abouts you located? You mean none of the retailers carry Barricade or Dimension in your area?

The reason I dislike Halts is it does not protect long enough compare to Barricade or Dimension.


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Halts is the Scott's pre-emerge product in my area.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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Huntsville Alabama. Those products are probably around here somewhere, but I haven't looked for them.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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That is the great part of the whole program as there's very little actual work involved in relation to the rewards that are returned.

As for the rainfall if the skies don't open up, meet the sprinkler.

Extra water is the easy part but how do you get it to stop raining after and inch (or 15 for that matter) has fallen? Giant umbrella?
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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You got 15" of rain in NC???

Thought I recall seeing in a different thread that you never water or fertilize?

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Extra water is the easy part but how do you get it to stop raining after and inch (or 15 for that matter) has fallen? Giant umbrella?
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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Yeah, probably at Lowes or Home Depot if you have those near you.

Otherwise, see if there is a local Lesco store (Site One). I have been calling my location regularly to keep an eye on the ground temperature to time the crabgrass preventer just right.


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Huntsville Alabama. Those products are probably around here somewhere, but I haven't looked for them.
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