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Weed and feed on your lawn question

Any landscapers out there. I just put weed and feed on my lawn 3 weeks ago, now with all this rain its getting nice and green, Now I want to put on the Step 4 for fall is it too soon to do that or can I go ahead and do it with out burning it or hurting it?




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You did this yourself Are you freaking nuts Repeat after me Tony........Tru-Green $25.00 an application, I don't even have to remember to do it, they show up, they bill me....the wife pays them I have a beautiful lawn Let me guess you mow it too

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Let me guess you mow it too
Hell no, I havent mowed my lawn in two years, I got a crew for that

fertilizing I dont mind doing cause I know it will be done right and not watewred down, I'm convinced those guys are watering thier stuff down.




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It is too early to put on yet Tony. With the chemicals for fall (hiberntion start) you could burn the grass. I would wait at least another 3 weeks even with the heavy rain.

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It is too early to put on yet Tony. With the chemicals for fall (hiberntion start) you could burn the grass. I would wait at least another 3 weeks even with the heavy rain.
ya, i agree bro. I always wait until late september before i put down step four, which i do believe is the winterizer.
even early to mid october with all the rain is better.

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Hell no, I havent mowed my lawn in two years, I got a crew for that

fertilizing I dont mind doing cause I know it will be done right and not watewred down, I'm convinced those guys are watering thier stuff down.
how much they charge you tony? do they do a good job? gimme details with a number and stuff if you can please. my 12yr old that cuts my lawn is moving to ohio end of this month so i don't know of any other 12 yr olds who will cut, bag, trim and put the clippings out in front for you for 15$ heh

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My guys is 18 bucks, comes out with two 36" professinal mowers,trimmers and blowers and it looks professionally done.




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My guys is 18 bucks, comes out with two 36" professinal mowers,trimmers and blowers and it looks professionally done.
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My guys is 18 bucks, comes out with two 36" professinal mowers,trimmers and blowers and it looks professionally done.
he do anyones lawn, or just yours?

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What a bunch of lazy asses......gotta have your lawn mowed for you.

BTW, put the winterizer on in late Oct.......no NEED to do it before then. Hell, I put my sod down in November!.....and it came out beautiful in April.
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Any landscapers out there. I just put weed and feed on my lawn 3 weeks ago, now with all this rain its getting nice and green, Now I want to put on the Step 4 for fall is it too soon to do that or can I go ahead and do it with out burning it or hurting it?
my uncle owns a landscaping business and as a general rule of thumb...u wanna wait 3-4 weeks b4 putting more fertalizer down...i would really recomend puttin down the summer guard down now to take care of grubs and other lawn damaging creepy crawlies

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LOL.. my dad has 5 acres of lawn.. with a good amount of trees.. he pays some 12 year old kid $25.00 to mow it.. he mows it 2 times a month.. and it takes the kid about 8 hours to do it too

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I'd rather ride or shoot. Mowing lawn is a waste of my valuable weekend time.
That's what weekDAYS are for........never do that shit on the weekend!
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That's what weekDAYS are for........never do that shit on the weekend!

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Re: Re: Weed and feed on your lawn question

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my uncle owns a landscaping business and as a general rule of thumb...u wanna wait 3-4 weeks b4 putting more fertalizer down...i would really recomend puttin down the summer guard down now to take care of grubs and other lawn damaging creepy crawlies
Ok I think I'll wait another week ad do that, then put down the winterizer in october.




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First off, i wouldn't use weed and feed, secondly i wouldn't use a winterizer, your paying for a name
as far as application rates are concerned, water and temp are good indicators of when to put fert down, so is your grass
if your grass is growing like crazy, wait till it slows down some, once it has slowed down, go ahead and fertilize, but with all the water, and the nice temps for grass, you could get away with it, but what is it?????
THe reason i ask, is if its a high urea fert, your grass is going to grow even faster, and you will not get any benifit from the winterizer(generally its urea, exsesive urea) due to it being to early, winterizing grass should happen after the first frost, if you do it before, its like putting down an additional application, and you will still need to put down an app after the first frost(just because you have put down a winter app dont think your done, if you put it down wrong it will not work)
I have been doing this a long time, if anybody wants i could go on, but most find this very boring, on a side note, there are only really 3 companies that make fert in the US
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Keep the weed part seperate from the feed part, better for your family, pocketbook and environment
ask away, i could set up plans similar to mine if you like, but they are a lot of work for most home owners, not a big deal
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Excellent post, Groundkeeper.

Hoiw about coming up with a plan and what materials to use that we can do for the whole summer. So I can have perfect grass




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Hoiw about coming up with a plan and what materials to use that we can do for the whole summer. So I can have perfect grass

Easy, tell me how much its going to rain, how many sunny days, and really the only thing else i would need is an average temp/humidity

after that its cake

In all reality, this is how i do it, it has taken me close to 15 years to figure this out and it works like a charm

Buy the cheapest fert you can get(usually Lesco 18-5-9 or 21-3-21)
put it on your lawn at 1/2 rate, IE put 1/2 as much as you would normally put down, so if you use 50 lbs per app, make it 25, do this once a month with the same fert, about july add an app of grub killer IF YOU NEED IT

start in April, go until Nov 15th, water when the grass looks yellowish, stop everything if we go into a no rain session(over a month like 1988) unless you can afford or want to water

that easy

Oh and if you get weeds buy a small bottle of weed control, and spray each weed, not the entire lawn, usually with the fert it crowds the weeds out buy August, some weeds are fine, a perfect lawn is a compromise between looking good and being a good stewart of the land, your kids will thank you, and i know it works, dont belive look at the COD football field, hasnt had a weed app in 3 years, yea there are some weeds, but not enuff to be concerned about, and if you ever get to walk on S.F. guess what it has weeds as does lake forest

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How often do you need to dethatch? and/or aerate




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How often do you need to dethatch? and/or aerate

easy answer is when you get to much

Do you bag your clippings????
Does your yard get much use?????
What are you trying to do??????

Dont let the so called expert fool you, thatch is a good thing, and like most things its only good in moderation, here is how this part plays out

Thatch actually helps retain H2O, yes it retains water slowly allowing it to get to the roots and once there thatch keeps it from being evaporated to quickly, good rule is to pull one core and see how much you have, if its more than 1 inch time to pull cores, dethatching is also good but pulling cores does 2 things, reduces compaction and dethatches, so stick with that, also dont do it ever until after labor day, why, well once you pull cores you have doubled the surface area of your lawn, allowing more water to be evaporated off, by sun and more importantly WIND, so wait till after labor day, pull cores if you need to
Why after labor day(this is a golf course rule and goes way way back), because temps are lower, and rain happens more often, allowing the soil and grass to do there thing, reducing compaction, and allowing the roots to dig deeper and get ready for the winter, if you do pull cores, do it before you put down fert, and another tip, after the cores are pulled, hand toss seed down, wait a day or so, and once the cores are dry, use a mulching mower, and cut them up, what this does is cover the seed you have thrown down, with a layer od dirt, just prior to winter, allowing a nice spring start(its called dormant seeding), i do it just about every year

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Wow sound great , thanks for all the tips.

Hers oe for ya, Have you ever heard of a ferry ring. Where mushrooms grow in a ring about 2-3 feet in diameter. I've got one of those I've been fighting. I tried some anti fungal stuff that I sread out and I even sprayed some weed killer on it hoping to get lucky when I was out spraying the few weeds I do have last weekend. This thing just wont die.




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