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Old 04-17-2017, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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LOL

I have a neighbor who is in the same situation.

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If I put preemergent down I won't have anything to mow
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Last call for crabgrass control. This season got off to a late start so be sure if you have not already, get down an application of Dimension, and then 90 days later do a second application.

Looking at my next application the end of May.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Wondering - is it possible to overdo the crabgrass preventer? If I'm using "straight" crabgrass pre-emergent without any fertilizer can I do damage if I use a little extra or do a couple applications close together?
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:51 AM
 
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IIRC a product like HALTS has an advisory on the label to not apply more than twice a year.

The problem is that too much pre-emergent may stunt the root growth of 'good' plants. In your case, a little extra or little often (as long as you 'un-catch' up on the timing and don't make it a habit), probably won't hurt.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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I would recommend only using a pure crabgrass preventer...no fertilizer.

Go with Dimension, then apply a second application 90 days later.

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Wondering - is it possible to overdo the crabgrass preventer? If I'm using "straight" crabgrass pre-emergent without any fertilizer can I do damage if I use a little extra or do a couple applications close together?
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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I would recommend only using a pure crabgrass preventer...no fertilizer.

Go with Dimension, then apply a second application 90 days later.
Thanks - yes, I don't like combining fertilizer with other treatments, especially in early spring - I hate trying to mow grass twice a week when it's constantly raining!
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Definitely causes more mowing, but then more fungus issues come summer when using synthetic fertilizer in the spring...I save that for the fall and put down 2-3 applications as that is when you want to be using nitrogen.

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Thanks - yes, I don't like combining fertilizer with other treatments, especially in early spring - I hate trying to mow grass twice a week when it's constantly raining!
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Best way to determine when to apply your first application is to keep an eye on soil temperature.

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Thanks - yes, I don't like combining fertilizer with other treatments, especially in early spring - I hate trying to mow grass twice a week when it's constantly raining!
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Hard to believe, late April and next week in the mid Atlantic areas, temps in the upper 80s after a colder than average winter....for those that did not get down their crabgrass preventer, crabgrass will definitely be sprouting.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Withinin the next 2-3 weeks, time to put down my second application of Dimension to last me through the summer.
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