Vigoro Crabgrass Preventer Lawn Fertilizer 5,000 sq. ft.-52202-1 at The Home Depot
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Model # 52202-1

Internet # 203078952

Store SKU # 606433

Crabgrass Preventer Lawn Fertilizer 5,000 sq. ft.

Vigoro Crabgrass Preventer Lawn Fertilizer 5,000 sq. ft.

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$18.98 / each


Model # 52202-1

Internet # 203078952

Store SKU # 606433

Prevent crabgrass up to 4 months with a protective barrier created by Vigoro Crabgrass Preventers. Choose Crabgrass Preventer and Lawn Fertilizer to prevent weeds and feed your growing grass. Provides pre and early post emergence control of crabgrass. Controls crabgrass and 25 other listed grassy and broadleaf weeds before they start.

  • What it does: Prevents crabgrass up to 4 months and promotes thick, green lawn growth
  • When to apply: Apply early spring after first mowing or early fall
  • How to apply: Apply to dry or wet lawn
  • Activate: Activate with rain or by watering in
  • Reentry time for kids and pets: People and pets can enter area after area has dried
  • When growing new grass seed: This product will prevent grass seed from growing for up to 3 months. Apply only to established lawns
  • To help prevent lawn problems: Feed with Vigoro Lawn Fertilizer every 8 weeks to help protect your lawn from bare spots and thinning, weeds, and stressors like heat and drought
  • Type of Lawn: Can be used on Creeping Bentgrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Fine and Tall Fescues, Perennial Ryegrass, as well as Bahia, Bermuda, Buffalograss, Carpetgrass, Centipede, Kikuyugrass, St. Augustine, and Zoysiagrass
  • Use around Landscape Beds and Gardens: Do not apply product on landscape beds or gardens

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Assembled Depth (in.)  21 in  Assembled Height (in.)  4.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  12 in  Condition of lawn  Established 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  5000  Dry Fertilizer Type  Dry Lawn Fertilizer 
Longevity (weeks)  Manufacturer Warranty  Vigoro Guarantee: If for any reason you, the consumer, are not satisfied after using this product, you are entitled to get your money back. Simply send us proof of purchase and we will mail you a refund check promptly. 
Moss control  No  Organic  No 
Pre-emergent weed control  Yes  Season use  Spring/Fall 
Time release  Slow release  Water Soluble  No 


Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by An Excellent Product for crabgrass and weed control. I have used Vigoro Crabgrass Preventer Lawn Fertilizer for the last nine years and have been exceptionally pleased with it. I was somewhat disappointed this year to find only the 5,000 square foot bags available. I only treat my lawn once a year and it is with this product. After some trial and error I found that for the best results (southwest Ohio) I need to apply it a few days after the ground has thawed and before the weeds begin to sprout. Do not wait until after the first grass cutting to apply. From then you only need to spot treat the occasional weed throughout the summer. On application, I even cut back the recommended drop spreader setting of seven and a half to seven to get extended coverage and it still provides excellent results; an outstanding product. March 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lawn looks plush, but doesn't kill weeds. Well I bought this to try and move away from Scotts, which I apply ever year. I just didn't think Scott's was all that great as a pre emergent Crabgrass preventer, so I thought to give this a try. My initial impressions of it were so so. The granules are pretty big which makes application pretty easy but if you look closely, there was also a lot of "Junk" in the bag. I am assuming it is filler. There were a lot of small stones, almost looked like masonry stone. I thought it was all fertilizer, so I took a small scoop and placed it in a cup of water to see what dissolved and what was left behind was the stone. That was something I was a bit disappointed about, but I am assuming they did that to prevent clumping. Anyways, I applied it in early March. By then, the snow had melted and the ground was thawed out. Upon first look of my lawn, everything was pretty much dead except for the grass. Crabgrass, chickweed, cloves, etc were non existent. So now I had a good baseline. I applied this down and just let it go. Checking on it again today, I'm not impressed with the results. Patches of areas that were just crabgrass are just starting to sprout again, as well as the other broadleaf weeds. I am going to apply another application and see how that goes, but I am going to assume $20 was wasted. I still want to try different brands to see which ones are better, but I know for next growing season, I won't be buying Vigoro products. Live and learn. April 18, 2014
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