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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    So your saying to apply it when the forsythia get's it's yellow flower or when it gets it's green leaves?

    Stuff for the Nutgrass will that kill the grass I want to keep also?
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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    At least the Nutgrass killer I use, Sedgehammer/Manage, is OK to apply over the top of fescue.

    For large area applications, I have used a pressure washer with soap intake tube to disperse the Sedgehammer. But normally I have been doing spot applications and just use a pump sprayer. Use a shot of ivory dish soap as a surfactant.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    To JoeG's questions. I like to apply the pre-emergent when the Forsythia flowers have bloomed and are full yellow. Its not that critical to get the pre-m down right when they are turning yellow. Mother nature give us a pretty generous window of time. When the Forsythia are blooming it means the ground temp 3 inches down is about 50 degrees and that is when the crabgrass starts to sprout. You can hardly see it below all the taller grass and it waits and waits until about July (here in MD anyway) to take off and grow like crazy. You put down the pre-emergent in that early Spring time when the plants are small and the pre-m can halt the root growth. Please remember also that if you apply a per-m in the spring that you can not disrupt the soil in anyway and you will not be able to put down grass seed for the next several months. If you plan to seed you will have to wait until late summer or early fall. You have to follow the bag directions carefully.

    The sedge killers will not kill tall fescue but you need to read the bottle to make sure it will not harm the type of grasses you have.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    Can you guy's Post links to the products you recommend, I Have A Home Depot Near me and I could order from Amazon also.

    Yes I am a Member of that site, I had the Saw Ported by a Member from there.
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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    Since I have had the crabgrass and nut grasses under control it has been quite a while since I have had to buy any of these products. For the crabgrass I would use Weed-B-Gon Max Plus Crabgrass Control Concentrate which you have to tank mix and spray and is available from Homedepot, Lowes and Walmart Southern states, Tractor Supply, Agway. Many local places to get it from no need to pay shipping if you don't have to. I do not recommend any weed and feed products for post emergent crabgrass killing. You get much better results from a spray product for killing crabgrass. Remember you are only using this stuff since you already have crabgrass.

    For an on line source I have used these guys with good success. You may have to cut and paste

    Quinclorac Select 75DF Herbicide 1 lb 1 AC Drive 75 Crabgrass Control | eBay

    This is the straight Quincloric and its a tank mix for your boom sprayer or tank or back pack sprayers. Nothing granular. The reason I do not like any of the weed and feed products is that you have to rely on the grass being wet so the product will stick to the blades of grass. Its really hit or miss literally. With the spray you know you are getting good even coverage where you want it.

    I keep forgetting you are in NY and will not be able to get Dimension (active ingredient Dithiopyr). Only commercial licensed applicators can put down Dimension. That may be a good cost option for you. When I first became a lawn nut, I got the biggest improvement when I got rid of the crabgrass with a properly timed pre-emergent. I'm not advocating making a midnight run to the boarder to pick up Dimension but I won't say anything if you don't. The Dimension 0-0-7 is not sold in the local big box stores anywhere. You have to go to a garden center or John Deer/Lesco or Southern States or Agway to purchase that. You have the rest of the summer and all winter-spring to figure out what to do about a pre-emergant for next spring though.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    You can also apply round up to the nut grass when it is taller by "painting" it with a towel or something soaked in roundup. Add blue dye to see where you have applied.
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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    Is Dimension sold in PA? I live on the border.

    Kyle you are saying to wipe each stem with round up?
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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    Yes, you can make a dauber by wrapping cloth around a piece of Pvc and figure a way to suspend it at the right height. then apply to the tall weeds.
    there are 2 kinds of oats. Oats in front of a horse, and oats behind the horse.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of Crab Grass and Nut Grass? It's taking over my Lawn.

    I second the weed-b-gon max + crabgrass. Also apply fertilizer in fall or early spring, so your regular grass will come in thicker and keep the crab grass from coming up.

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    Is Dimension sold in PA? I live on the border.
    It must be. I can order it online from "Do It Best Hardware" and have it shipped to my local store for pick-up. There are no shipping charges when done this way as it is delivered to the store with the regular weekly order. As far as I can tell, pre- emergent crabgrass control with Dimension it is not so readily available at the usual sources. Search online to see if you have a Do It Best across the border nearby, make that your store, then you can order it in late Winter/early Spring. They will call you when it comes in.
    You will have to read the descriptions of the various products to see which ones include the Dimension as the active ingredient.
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