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    Lawn Care Question

    Its that time of year, time to start getting feedback from the pros.

    I put down Scott's Turf Builder plus Haltz Crabgrass preventer about 2 weeks ago.

    I am noticing quite a bit of what I assume is a ground ivy in my front yard. I have had it before and the Scotts Turf Builder plus WeedControl killed it.

    My question is, how long do I need to wait before I can put down the WeedControl? There is too much of the ivy to do spot treatments, but I don't want to burn out my grass either.

    I called Scott's and they told me 6 - 8 weeks, but the person I was talking to didn't inspire much confidence and it sounded like a generic default answer.

    Any help is appreciated!



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    Should be able to put a weed killer down. The crabgrass preventer works very differently than a broadleaf killer.



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    You can put it down. But the environment asks that you slow down a little bit.


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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    I have a different question along this same line.

    A couple of weeks ago, I hand raked my yard to get all of the thatch out and put grass seed on the bare areas. Since that time, we have had a couple inches of snow on about 4 different occasions that covered the ground then melted the next day. I haven't seen a single blade of new grass. Did the snow/cold damage the seed? Do I need to re-seed, or will it take a week or so now that we are hopefully done with the snow and cold?

    GO CYCLONES!!!



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    When it comes to lawn care, impatience is your worst enemy.



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    My early prediction is a 3 plus page thread.

    Oh ya I have ground ivy. Spectracide controls it very well. I live on a city park and in places, that park is purple when it blooms. I spot spray all summer, no more than once a month. In the fall I broadcast spray my whole park border to the walking trail (yes I spray city property) the end of September and two weeks later. I believe the mulching mowers carry little snippets of the stuff and they take root when they fall off. I always mow that area next to the park last, so as not to chance spreading it. I tried roundup once it killed the surrounding grass, just slowed the ground ivy. I have been after it for over 17 years. I can't win this war.


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    Moles. what is the easiest way to get rid of them!



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    your answer to all yard problems:




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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    OP, if you put your crabgrass control down two weeks ago, it may have been a bit premature. I think you were right on the edge due to the continued cold weather. You should try to spot treat if possible, I would wait at a minimum of 5 weeks before applying the next series in the Scott's system. Remember, you need to make it all summer. If you overdo it on the nitrogen now, your roots will be shallow and you will have a yellow yard all year.



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    Is another week or so just about right for putting down the crab grass preventer?


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    Re: Lawn Care Question

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    Moles. what is the easiest way to get rid of them!

    Poison and maybe a .22



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    Moles. what is the easiest way to get rid of them!
    Ask yoda to borrow Willow.



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan View Post
    I have a different question along this same line.

    A couple of weeks ago, I hand raked my yard to get all of the thatch out and put grass seed on the bare areas. Since that time, we have had a couple inches of snow on about 4 different occasions that covered the ground then melted the next day. I haven't seen a single blade of new grass. Did the snow/cold damage the seed? Do I need to re-seed, or will it take a week or so now that we are hopefully done with the snow and cold?

    GO CYCLONES!!!
    Same boat. Not seeing anything yet either. For me, spring takes forever for seed to sprout while summer and fall as long as its watered, grow fast.



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    Re: Lawn Care Question

    I would just put down fertilizer/weed killer every other day until your lawn is to your satisfaction. If it isn't looking good in a month or so, go ahead and put the stuff down every day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    I would just put down fertilizer/weed killer every other day until your lawn is to your satisfaction. If it isn't looking good in a month or so, go ahead and put the stuff down every day.
    That's a lot of nitrogen there......



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