When should I put Scotts Step 1 down?

Asked by Joe Williamson on September 18, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

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1 - Step 1® Crabgrass Preventer Plus Lawn FoodApply off the season with Step® 1. Apply in early spring, anytime between February and April when temperatures are still cool (under 80F). Step® 1 prevents crabgrass before it cangerminate.

Is it OK to put fertilizer down before rain? A day or two before applying fertilizer, water your lawn thoroughly. You canalso time fertilizer application between rainfalls to let rain wash fertilizer into soil. Just be sure you don't fertilize before a downpour, or you may wind up with fertilizer washing away, especially if your lawn slopes.

How Long Should fertilizer be down before it rains? To much rain washes away the fertilizer before it is able to soak into the soil. Often, it is best to play it safe with your investment. This means fertilizing two days before rain arrives. The Southwest Florida Water Management District places the necessary time period between fertilizing and rainfall at 36hours.

Can I put down crabgrass preventer and grass seed at the same time? One crabgrass-preventing chemical is siduron (Tupersan), which is able to stop crabgrass from germinating without affecting thegermination of turfgrass. So you could put that down now and seed both. So if you apply them in early April, you should be able to seed grass with no preventer effect by early June.