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Old 03-10-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Crabgrass always works best when taking a preventive method. What were you using it post-emergent and attempting to kill it?

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I have crabgrass all over the place, even after I applied something to kill it. I used something from Scott's in a yellow bag.
Anyway, now it looks like it's multiplied!!

My neighbor told me just yesterday to 'scalp' it??? Now, I just read where someone said Not to scalp it now.
It's warming up here. Spring is just around the corner.

What should I do?
I'm getting junk from my neighbors yard blowing into my yard. ( my other neighbor ) And all kinds of stuff is growing in my lawn.

I'd love to have some artificial turf!!
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Way too much work, and chemicals. Im planting more trees and shrubs and reducing my lawn area every year. Hope to reduce it by another 700sqft this year.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Actually one of the easiest things to do with great returns all season long.



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Way too much work, and chemicals. Im planting more trees and shrubs and reducing my lawn area every year. Hope to reduce it by another 700sqft this year.
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I didn't know that about soil temperature. I just always put it down the first weekend of March here in Denver, and never have crabgrass. It's been rather warm (highs in the 50s to 70s the past 3 weeks) so I put it down early this year. But the lawn is greening up now.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Most times the air temperature and soil temperatures can be quite different. The trick is to not put it down too early or too late, but don ding on weather patterns can vary from one year to the next.

Putting mine down tomorrow. With Dimension you have 4 weeks post emergent coverage too.

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I didn't know that about soil temperature. I just always put it down the first weekend of March here in Denver, and never have crabgrass. It's been rather warm (highs in the 50s to 70s the past 3 weeks) so I put it down early this year. But the lawn is greening up now.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:49 PM
 
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I have begun a program to help reduce weeds year round but I have to say that our neighbors on one side do nothing and their airborne weed seeds ruin any chance we have of having a nice lawn. Right now it looks like at least 75% of their yard is weeds.

So rather than fight a losing battle we are also planning to gradually get rid of as much turf grass as possible. :^(
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Nice reminder, thanks. I applied mine last Sunday. I have been doing this every year since I moved in this house. When I bought it, there was a lot of crabgrass. I have noticed it is greatly reduced since I started putting it down.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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I put down about a week ago when temps in our area were high 70s a few days in a row and soil temps were mid 50s for 4-5 days in a row with some rain. I figured it would be enough to get the crabgrass growing, but it looks like we'll have a week of soil temps in the 40s. I'm very tempted to put down a little more preventer in a week or 2.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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Crabgrass always works best when taking a preventive method. What were you using it post-emergent and attempting to kill it?

sorry, just now chking back in.

I used Scott's Turf Builder. Winterguard. Weed n Feed control.

Some guy at Home Depot recommended it to me.
And you know what I do, and it's prob wrong... have my gardeners mow and just leave the clippings on
the lawn. Not to catch them.

So, I'm prob spreading those seeds ALL over the place. Geez.
My lawn looks so bad, I'm embarrassed, but it's GREEN!!

How much is artificial turf? I'm gonna say my lawn area is abt 1000 sq.ft.
Does that sound like alot?
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:31 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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usually the guys at the big box stores dont know what theyre telling you.

i try to avoid the weed and feed because i dont want to fertilize the weeds because it feels wasteful and counter-productive

just walk the lawn with a sprayer and kill the weeds. use roundup on dormant bermuda or 2,4-d on green grass
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