Corn gluten and bent grass seeds

janet400(6B)July 29, 2007

We have tried many things to get rid of bent grass including removing sod to a depth of 4", adding compost and good soil, then reseeding. One year later, the bent grass has returned. My question is: Will the corn gluten meal stop the bent grass seeds in the soil from germinating? Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks for any help.

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texasredhead(z8Texas)

Corn gluten meal is a very effective preemergent for anything propogated by seed. The key is timly application. Basically you make an application in the early fall for cool weather weeds and another in early spring for summer weeds such as crabgrass and perhaps your bent grass. The application rate is 20lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn. In addition, since CGM is 60% protein, it acts as an excellent fertilizer as it contains 9% nitrogen.
However, CGM is ineffective on perennial weeds that are not spread by seeds an in fact fertilizes them.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 12:57PM
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