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Old 02-05-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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First week of February and here in Virginia itís 70į plus today. No Spring hasnít started but it canít be too far at this point. Definitely time to start thinking about Spring lawn care. Make the mistake of what most people jump to a going out and buying a bag of high nitrogen fertilizer, think crabgrass prevention.

With every Spring, crabgrass prevention is one of the most important, if not most important, task of the year.

For skipping this simple task, your lawn will be overtaken come June July and August with that vinyl weed that thrives on heat and dry conditions.

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Old 02-07-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Make the mistake of what most people jump to a going out and buying a bag of high nitrogen fertilizer, think crabgrass prevention.

For cool season grass like Fescue, February is a good time to apply fertilizer. NC State has a great publication for lawns in this part of the country - https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/carolina-lawns.


If you are planning to sow grass seeds (which for Fescue is better in the fall), you have to delay for several weeks after putting down crabgrass preventer.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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If you want to apply a light fertilizer it would be ok especially if you didnít fertilize in the fall.

However, avoid any high nitrogen fertilizers.

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For cool season grass like Fescue, February is a good time to apply fertilizer. NC State has a great publication for lawns in this part of the country - https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/carolina-lawns.


If you are planning to sow grass seeds (which for Fescue is better in the fall), you have to delay for several weeks after putting down crabgrass preventer.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Timing of crabgrass prevention is solely dependent on soil temperature.

Go to this site to track the soil temps in your area: Soil Temperature Maps | GreenCast | Syngenta

Average Soil Temperature on February 9
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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Does anyone have experience with Jonathan Green Crabgrass Preventer plus New Seedling Lawn fertilizer? It allows grass seed to germinate and prevents weeds. It contains Tupersan.

https://www.jonathangreen.com/produc...ertilizer.html
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Not a fan of seeding in the spring. Seems like an ok product: https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-Gree...r=8-1-fkmrnull

Tupersan only protect against crabgrass for 4-6 weeks so you will need to apply a longer duration crabgrass preventer for summer.

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Does anyone have experience with Jonathan Green Crabgrass Preventer plus New Seedling Lawn fertilizer? It allows grass seed to germinate and prevents weeds. It contains Tupersan.

https://www.jonathangreen.com/produc...ertilizer.html
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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Not a fan of seeding in the spring. Seems like an ok product: https://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-Gree...r=8-1-fkmrnull

Tupersan only protect against crabgrass for 4-6 weeks so you will need to apply a longer duration crabgrass preventer for summer.
I don't like bare spots in my lawn and weeds aren't a major issue for me. I'm more concerned about fungus than weeds.
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Old Today, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Sorry, but I donít care for either. Just make sure you have your crabgrass preventer covered.


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I don't like bare spots in my lawn and weeds aren't a major issue for me. I'm more concerned about fungus than weeds.
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