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Old 09-29-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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my st. augustine grass is being taking over by what my hubby calls crab grass. How do I stop that? Is there a weed and feed that will call the crab grass? It is very annoying. Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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You must be in the deep south. I also have St Augustine and I also noticed a crab grass takeover about three weeks ago in a big area. I bought some of the Ortho Crab Grass Killer, it will temporarily yellow the St Augustine, but it does work. I'm not sure why the crab grass started so late this year. If we get a hard enough freeze this winter that will kill it, just keep it mowed so it can't set seed.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: When will Hell Freeze Phoenix, AZ
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Bermuda/crab grass is just about the only grass that will grow here with minimal effort. But I don't like it since it grows anywhere & every where, including where its landscaped w/rock & even within cracks in the foundation of houses. We don't ever water ours and it comes up strong during monsoon season here. In some places its the only thing keeping the soil in. How to get rid of it?
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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There are a few products that will kill crabgrass in its early stages, but as far as I know they are only available to certified applicators. The best control for a home owner is a pre emergent type of product - something that prevents the crabgrass seed from germinating in the first place. Next spring, ask at a garden center for a crabgrass control product, there are quite a few of them on the market.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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For grab grass and all other weeds in St Aug., spray atrazine or apply a fertilizer containing atrazine [weed and feed]
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Thank you all. I think that will be our weekend project!--Therewego
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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We had a bad problem with it last year. I used a pre-emergent fertilizer in early April(Here in Northern Indiana), Lesco 19-0-7 with Dimension. Bought it at Home Depot after reading about it(Dimension) in a gardening forum and it worked like a charm for us.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Weed and feed prevents new weeds, doesn't kill the ones you already have. I used Ortho Weed B Gon MAX Plus Crabgrass Control to kill my crabgass. Works like a charm.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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For grab grass and all other weeds in St Aug., spray atrazine or apply a fertilizer containing atrazine [weed and feed]
I'm not sure atrazine kills crabgrass. I'll have to double check, but I'm pretty sure it only works on broad-leaf weeds, not grasses.

Plus atrazine has been implicated in causing amphibian deformities in very small amounts.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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okay - hours later I've gotten back to it. Here's a really cool article.

Crab Grass Killer For St Augustine Grass: A Difficult Dilemma
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