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CGM and overseeding

Posted by stevem_2007 Zone 5, Toronto (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 8, 08 at 21:53

Hi everyone, wondering if I could get some advice:

I overseeded last fall and intend to use CGM this weekend as a pre-emergent herbicide. However, I'm worried that in doing so my grass seeds will fail to germinate this spring? Am I correct to assume this?

Also, I battled a chinch bug problem last summer. They decimated 50% of my lawn. Any ideas on how to battle them organically this year?

Thanks!


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RE: CGM and overseeding

Am I correct to assume this?

Yes, if you're using enough CGM to function as a pre-m, that is. Also, first-time use often doesn't seem to show the impact that third-year use will as the effect seems to build.

Also, fall planted seeds tend to sprout in fall, so you may not have an issue. If you dormant seeded (after it got too cold for them to sprout), you will have an issue.

All in all, if you dormant seeded, I'd skip the pre-m this year.


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