Lawn Fertilizing - Knowledgebase Question

Yarmouth, MA (Zone 6A)
Question by capemare
April 17, 2005
With putting down the first spring application of fertilizer, is it important to put down fertilizer that has crabgrass preventer(or as Scotts calls it


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Answer from NGA
April 17, 2005

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The product you use will depend upon the current condition of your lawn. If your lawn tends to develop lots of different types of weeds such as dandelions, oxalis, chickweed, etc., then the weed and feed product can prevent them; if your only adversary is crabgrass, use a fertilizer with crabgrass preventer. (This will only eliminate crabgrass, not broadleaved weeds such as dandelions.) Hope this clarifies things for you!

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