When to apply pre-emergent this spring?

Asked March 19, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT

With all the wacky weather in Maryland this winter (including more snow tomorrow!), when is the right time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent this spring?

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

There are general guidelines on when to apply crabgrass pre-emergent that are, indeed, thrown off by our wacky weather. So, the fall back is to rely on what the plants tell us. The rule of thumb based on nature's timing is to apply it when the forsythia blooms drop off.

See our crabgrass pub: TT 43 (link is external) - Herbicides for Crabgrass and Goosegrass Control in Turf