Fertilizing my lawn for initial spring application

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  1. keepngoal

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    Do you think we are about a week or two out from being able to seed?
     
  3. nocsious3

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    I'm seeding now. If it dies in the frost I'll seed some more. Seed is relatively cheap for small areas. I had a new driveway poured in December, and the grass was ruined to make room for concrete forms. Crabgrass prevent and seeding don't mix.
     
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    Going to overseed and feed today. I recently relocated five squirrels from our back yard to have culled the heard a bit. Those damn buggers had little holes dug all over our back yard. With no kids in the back yard for a couple of weeks and some showers forecasted along with temps in the 50's, seed is not going to grow in the bag.
     
  8. nocsious3

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    This is good advice for guys who did a good job in the Fall getting down two applications. When I stopped forcing early spring growth, less disease and better summer grass was the result. My fescue is fully awake now here in Kansas City and it doesn't need any fertilizer. In fact, I'll definitely mow
    this week. The bluegrass in the front is still waking up some. My experiment this year is I'm not going to run crabgrass control this year. If I have issues I'll do post emergent control.

    Guys who did two applications in the Fall likely don't need fertilizer until May.
     
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    Might have to put mine down Saturday with the forecasted rain
     
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    OK to put down pre emergent today before the rain comes?
     
  11. Acylum

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    You'd be wasting about 2 months of coverage IMO.
     
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    I put mine down this morning. Can always re-apply if April is cold. I hate weeds though
     
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    Does everyone have that big of a crabgrass problem? I've gotten by with spot spraying Ortho Weed-B-Gone plus Crabgrass control. Since my neighbor mows down to the crown of the grass plant, I no longer have to worry about his ever going to seed again.
     
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    I do in Ankeny. Major problem. In fact I should probably be hammering the lawn here before stuff starts growing again.
     
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  16. nocsious3

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    Stick a thermometer in the ground and find out the temp. If it's above 50 degrees on a cloudy day you are in the window.
     
  17. nocsious3

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    Crabgrass really only likes sunny spots. I quit applying in shady spots years ago. My problem was I bought some dirt to fill garden beds and I swear that dirt was 10% dirt and 90% weed seeds, so I still need it in the backyard. Front is pretty much free of crabgrass seeds at this point. If somehow the wind brought some seed in I'll pull it or spray quinclorac at the appropriate time.
     
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    I've never applied earlier than May, never had a problem, and never have had to reapply. Maybe I've just been lucky but it's been working for me for years.
     
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    If your preventer has starter in it now would be a good time. I’d rather get a good jump start and have to spot spray later.
     
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