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Old 03-22-2016, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Unfortunately crabgrass can ruin a lawn...crabgrass preventer is preferable to crabgrass in my lawn...and Thank God my neighbors feel the same.


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As much as I hate crabgrass, it is preferable to using chemicals on my grass. Thank GOD my contiguous neighbors feel the same about this.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Crabgrass reminder.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Be sure to check your soil temp at Soil Temperature Maps | GreenCast | Syngenta

Above 50' crabgrass starts sprouting...
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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Soil temps? LOL I still have snow on my lawn in some parts so there won't be any fertilizing for another week at least. In CT for reference.
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Yes, soil temps are the key to timing the application of crabgrass preventer.

Here in the mid Atlantic we've had temperatures for the past month and a half in the 40s to 80' so glad I got mine down weeks ago and then will do a second application in late May.

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Soil temps? LOL I still have snow on my lawn in some parts so there won't be any fertilizing for another week at least. In CT for reference.
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Was out at lunch today enjoying the 80 weather nearly 20 above average. Look down on the sidewalk is all crabgrass already 2 to 3 inches in length.

Some are going by their soil temperature solely as of today but if you're like my area where it's been over the past month one day 20 above average and then one day at the average obviously from what I saw today crabgrass has sprouted and growing strong.

Soil temperatures can go up and down so be sure to check yours regularly here and if it's already been above average at times, don't hold off much longer of getting down crabgrass control.

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Old 04-11-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Crabgrass for everybody...well, that's if you haven't gotten your crabgrass preventer down already.

What a difference 24 hrs makes. Average today is 64' and actual temp today is 86'.

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Old 04-16-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Based on the soil temps, getting kind of late for getting your crabgrass preventer down.

Check your soil temp here: Soil Temperature Maps | GreenCast | Syngenta

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Old 04-17-2017, 02:25 AM
 
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If I put preemergent down I won't have anything to mow
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I know some City-Data posters who are the crabgrass on the lawn of life.
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