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Old 07-24-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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Ideally if you are aerating in the fall, I would aerate, seed, then top dress.

You can also top dress in the spring.

I like Leafgro.


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What time of the year is best for top dressing, and what do you use for top dressing?

I finally found some milorganite and ended up applying it around July14th. I figured applying a little late was better than none at all.

Thank you for all your help!
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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With all the recent rain and application of Milorganite put down several weeks ago, lawn is looking AMAZING!
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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With all the recent rain and application of Milorganite put down several weeks ago, lawn is looking AMAZING!

My lawn is green due to the Milorganite, unfortunately though, we had enough of a month long drought before that, so I now have crabgrass everywhere.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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Same here, my lawn had some flare up of crabgrass in spots near the street as well as near the border of my neighbors who doesn't take care of their lawn aside from weekly mowing. I just spot spray and hand pull the young crabgrass seedlings before they get too big--Ortho will melt young crabgrass within 24 hours if you get them before they grow.

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My lawn is green due to the Milorganite, unfortunately though, we had enough of a month long drought before that, so I now have crabgrass everywhere.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Yikes!

Didn’t you put down crabgrass preventer earlier this spring?

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My lawn is green due to the Milorganite, unfortunately though, we had enough of a month long drought before that, so I now have crabgrass everywhere.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Yikes!

Didn’t you put down crabgrass preventer earlier this spring?
I should have "freshened" up my preventer in June I guess - the last few weeks with little rain have shown an explosion of crabgrass.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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I applied the final fertilizer of the season to my warm season bermudagrass lawn this past weekend. I've been looking for Milorganite or Ironite because they won't burn the grass, but no luck finding either, so I applied Vigoro (purchased at Big Orange) which 'guarantees' not to burn (doesn't require watering in). It's like a 29 Nitrogen, so I have a hard time believing their 'guarantee', but we'll see in a couple of days.

My next big lawn project will be applying pre-emergent in the fall.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Yikes!

Didn’t you put down crabgrass preventer earlier this spring?

No, I didn't get a chance to, too much going on this year. Everything was fine until I overseeded with a bag of Scott's grass seed. I think the whole bag was mostly crabgrass. The second bag I used is fine, but that first bag had crabgrass growing everywhere it was used.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:33 AM
 
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Fortunately not a single sign of crabgrass this year.

One application of Dimension early April and then another application 90 days later.

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Same here, my lawn had some flare up of crabgrass in spots near the street as well as near the border of my neighbors who doesn't take care of their lawn aside from weekly mowing. I just spot spray and hand pull the young crabgrass seedlings before they get too big--Ortho will melt young crabgrass within 24 hours if you get them before they grow.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:43 AM
 
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Not even in any of the areas by the curb/street? Those spots are almost impossible to keep free of crabgrass, especially if I am vigilant with my edging. Somehow, at least one crabgrass seeds will find its way there.


I'm complaining but it's actually not as bad as I had thought considering this year I went with one pre-emergent treatment at the start of March!





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Fortunately not a single sign of crabgrass this year.

One application of Dimension early April and then another application 90 days later.
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