GreenView Lawn & Garden - Home / Learning Center / Topics / Seeding / Sow Grass Seed, Fight Crabgrass
Sow grass seed and fight crabgrass at the same time
Naked soil is an open invitation for weeds, so the spring push is on to sow grass seed for a new lawn or to fill in bare spots. But as the grass grows, so does the crabgrass.
One of the worst weeds for new lawns is crabgrass, which can take over if not kept in check, especially on freshly seeded soil. The best way to fight crabgrass is to prevent the weed seeds from germinating. However, with competitive lawn products most consumers are forced to make a choice between seeding and preventing crabgrass in the spring. Now consumers can seed and prevent crabgrass thanks to Greenview.
Prompted by the needs of professional golf course managers, Greenview Seed Starter Fertilizer Plus Crabgrass Preventer allows grass seed to germinate while preventing the germination of crabgrass seeds.
This Greenview product can be used when sowing a new lawn or when over seeding an existing one. The slow-release fertilizer is specially formulated to feed newly sprouted seed for six weeks while encouraging root development. The crabgrass preventer also works for four to six weeks without slowing or impeding the germination of grass seed.
A second application of Greenview Seed Starter Fertilizer Plus Crabgrass Preventer is recommended at the six week mark because crabgrass and grass seeds will still be germinating. Always read and follow the label directions.