Is it getting too late to pre-emerge?

This is the most popular question of the week. The answer is not even close to too late. Crabgrass germination is strictly based on soil temps. Period. It has zero to do with blooming forsythia. In sixteen years, I have never seen one peice of crabgrass germinate before April 1st. This year is no exception. Based on current soil temps, crabgrass won’t even think about germination until about April 11th. So, rest easy if you haven’t gotten your first application yet. All is well!