I fertilized my lawn with Scotts Turf Builder about two weeks ago.
Everything is turning green and all your comments and suggestions helped me.
BUT I am starting to notice dandelion's and white tops in my grass now! What
would be the best way to control that? Should I go buy Scotts Turf Builder
Plus 2 and refertilize the lawn? Or should I find some spray thats safe for
the lawn and spray each infected area? Any information would be greatly
I agree. Weed B Gone is definitely the way to go. You want to
specifically address your weed problem. A combo product like Turf
Builder or any other "weed 'n feed" will put you in danger of over
fertilizing your lawn. At best you will be cutting the grass every
three days, at worst you could have a brown dead mess on your hands.
I haven't put down a crabgrass preventer, is that something I really
need to do? I don't think I have any crabgrass anywhere. I have Kentuky blue
grass and the only thing that looks bad is the dandelion's and now the white
top weeds that are starting to spread in the backyard. :( I can get the
dandelion's undercontrol, but I'm kinda worried about this white top weed.
Well I didn't catch where you live first off. At any rate, crabgrass
is an annual grass weed, it only lives one growing season so most of
it can be prevented in the spring. You may not need a pre-emergence,
but it's a decent insurance policy. It may not be too late for you
to use it, depending on your soil temp in a few weeks when it's
time for you to feed again. (if you decide to use it)
We try to get it down before the Forsythia stops blooming here
in N Ohio. ( btw..Dimension is a good preventer)
I live in Utah. Its still pretty cold here so in 2 week's (because I already
put down turb builder 2 weeks ago) I should lay down some crabgrass
preventer. Any other sugestions for a first time home owner? :)
If you're growing bluegrass there then I suppose you might
have crabgrass pressure too. (?) So yes, you might want to
consider a pre-emergent while you still can.
ps. you can't plant grass seed when using a pre-e.
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