04:33AM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 01/29/03
9 lifetime posts
I need some help!! I bought a house back in January and the owner before us did not take very good care of the lawn. In the backyard I planted some new seed and it came up pretty good but now the crab crass has just completly taken over in the back and most of the front lawn. What can I do to get rid of it? I have Scotts crabgrass preventer but it says not to seed until about 4 months after I put it down. I want to reseed in the fall because there are a lot of thin spots in the lawn, but I don't want to do it until I can get the crabgrass under control. I just hope I won't have dig up both yards and start over. Any help would be appreciated!!


10:43AM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
Go ahead and reseed, but understand that the best time to attack crab grass is in the spring, before it comes up, with a pre-emergence fertilizer. It's a safe bet that you won't be able to solve your crab grass problem in one year. But reseeding now with perhaps a little top-dressing if necessary will start new grass which can continue to fill in next spring when the crab grass is having difficulty because of the pre-emergence. Broad-leaf weed killer in the late spring or early summer and a regular schedule of fertilizing, watering when necessary, mowing and attention will eventually produce the lawn you might hope for. But it will take time. None of this happens overnight, and usually not in one season.

And remember, stop paying attention to it for even a half a season, and you'll be amazed how fast the weeds come right back. A manicured lawn with no weeds and no crab grass is a hole in the ground into which we throw money. But, like lemmings, we all do it. Go figure.


05:41AM | 08/23/03
Member Since: 01/29/03
9 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice!! Yeah it's going to take some time, especially when the lawn wasn't taken care of for so long. I'll give it a shot!!
  • People_also_asked_icontype of grass I live in south eastern PA and need to re-seed ...
  • People_also_asked_iconcrab grass My neighbor's back yard is full of crab grass...
  • People_also_asked_iconKilling grass with mulch I am in the process of killing the grass in my ...
  • People_also_asked_iconDogs in Grass My neighbor "informed" me that she will continu...
    1 REPLY


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

These stylish cabinets are a classier way to store laundry goods and give the room a sophisticated, polished look.  It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon