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posted 22 February 2005 10:32           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in ATL. The temp has been spotty, but we are approach the 70 degree days. I expect to see my centipede greenup when we hit the 80s I think, which might be March/April.

What do I need to do in preparation? From what I know, centipede needs 1 feeding of nitrogen in the spring, and is also not very tolerant of weed control products.

Should I use a pre-emergent in March to control any potential crab grasses / weeds? The lawn is fairly thick, but this will be the first full season with it, so I don't know what I have down there germinating...

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posted 10 March 2005 15:13     Click Here to See the Profile for turfman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you got it!, go aheah and nail it with amonium nitrate, and an pre-emrgent now too and in the midd april range. as for creeping grasses you need to fetilize monthly, but don't over do it.
also a soil test wouldn't hurt!

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