pre-emergent??

ok...another spring is coming, another year at trying to grow a decent lawn and another year putting down pre-emergent. the directions on the bag (Scotts) say to put it down in general terms and general times but nothing specific. what are actual basic or good hints of when to use the stuff. i' m thinking that maybe in the past i've put it down at the wrong time...either too soon or too late. what signs of nature should i look for, if any. BTW i live in central coastal New Jersey.
thanks for any tips,
mike..........
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Hi Mike, put it down before the forsythia finishes blooming.
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wrote:

thanks......but there isn't any forsythia around here.
how about something to look for on the lawn or something else.
mike........
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Sure there are. I live at the central NJ shore and there are plenty of them here. Just look around for tall shrubs with yellow flowers the second half of April. Or just put it down the third week in April, which should be fine.
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wrote:

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i was talking about my own neighborhood.....but stupid me wasn't thinking outside the box....
thanks...
mike.......
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On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 12:03:02 GMT, "JerseyMike"

imho:
I tried to time my addition to right before I 'have to' and lost. Some might say, when a certain flower blooms, or a certain air temp, I just add when it seems warm enough for my grass to start and grow. I have to reapply sooner, but no more guess work for me, I have a small yard too.
Right now my yard is covered in snow, so it's a good sign it's too early. ;)
later,
tom @ www.FreelancingProjects.com
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Hey Global warming will take care of my snow.
waiting....
waiting....
any day now....
damn I still have snow in my yard!!!!
at lease spring it is here.....
still waiting....
still snow....
fu gore!
:p
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All depends on what weeds you're trying to control and when they sprout. Some sprout in the fall and are semi-dormant until spring, so those would have to treated in the fall rather than spring. Others sprout early spring, and others sprout in hot weather. There is no "one-does-all" herbicide, no matter what they advertise. Bob S.
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When people are asking about when to apply pre-emergent to a lawn in Spring in NJ, unless they specify otherwise, it obviously means pre- emergent crabgrass control. And clearly he wasn't asking about Fall, he wants to do it now.
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On Mar 20, 2:12 pm, snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Since I don't live in NJ it wasn't obvious to me.
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The OP said HE was in NJ.
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True, but he DIDN'T say "crabgrass", and my point was that the rest of the world may not know that NJ has no lawn problems EXCEPT crabgrass. Bob S.
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Most pre-emergents control more than just crabgrass.

Where the hell did he say that?
The rest of the world wasn't asking for advice on timing for a spring pre-emergent application in NJ.
Do try to keep up.
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