Originally Posted by hyunelan2
Every year I do the Scott's fertilizer. Pre-emergent in early spring (now), weed & feed twice in the summer, winterizer in late fall. Last year in the fall, I overseeded the entire lawn to help thicken it up. I am afraid that if I put down a spring pre-emergent, that I'm going to prevent some of that seed from sprouting.
Is this a concern? Should I put down the pre-emergent/crabgrass-preventer like usual or just do a simple fertilizer now?
Here is my opinion. Again, it is my opinion, so take it for what it's worth.
I've found that newly germinating grass is very fragile. The less you mess with it, the better. Water it, and let it grow. If you don't already have fertilizer applied, wait.
Fertilizer can be pretty harsh, and burn tender new grass. Same for herbicides. The fact that they don't KILL the grass doesn't mean they aren't hurting it.
I can't speak for anybody else, but that's what I've done.