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Old 03-28-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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With our temperatures last week in the 80's, should I apply my crabgrass preventer a little earlier? We have 60's now but next week it should be back to low 50's. Everything is growing fast, I just don't want to put it on too early.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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Rule of thumb is to put down the stuff when ground temperature hits 55-65. Right now is probably a good time. Worse case is to make another application in two weeks.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Crabgrass is no good.
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Thanks for the enlightening repsonse. I applied the crabgrass preventer, and luckily the temps have dropped back to normal so I should be good for a few more weeks. I actually had to mow yesterday. Kind of depressing knowing I will now be mowing for another 5 months.
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Probably wasn't a good idea to mow, especially if you bagged it. If you bagged it, then all the fertilizer/preventer may have been sucked away. If not bagged, some of it could be tossed around, but not as bad as bagging your clippings.
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I did not bag it, and we had received an entire weekend of rain so there was no evidence of fertilizer on the lawn.
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Cibulla,

What did you apply?
I would use a combination fert/pre-crabgrass.
Something with a product called Dimension.
Dimension is a pre-emergent crabgrass control that offer post emergent control as well.

Find out what you used.
Always follow the directions.
More is never better and in fact can cause troubles for you.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:07 PM   #8
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I used a generic crabgrass preventer. The temps last week got really cold, so I don't see any crabgrass. I also think I might have an issue with fox tail, so I'm hoping the preventer will help that too.

I will probably be applying a weed and feed in the next few weeks.
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