Peter,I heard the weatherman the other night say that the forsythias might not bloom due to the warm weather and then snow storm and cold weather that ensued. So my question is we always buy the country estate 4 step and step 1 requires the forsythias to be in bloom because the crab grass germinates about the same time but if they don’t bloom then when should we put down step 1. thanks,Liz

It depends on where you live of course.  Watch for the first lilac flowers to open and apply it then.   If you are in the Albany Basin then the last week of April/first week of May should be fine.  Putting it on too soon is a problem…a little late isn’t Crabgrass preventer will still kill the crabgrass even after it has germinated up to the point that it has grown 3 blades.

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