View Full Version : Did weed and feed burn lawn

05-15-2007, 08:01 PM
Im in NY,and i am licensed.. it has been extrememly dry here and hot, temp some days in the mid 80s. i applied a weed and feed product containing 24d about three weeks ago and no rain yet.i applied product @ recommended rate,...... but like i said heat, no rain and product on the lawn and its starting to brown up pretty good, especially along edges of driveway..did i harm this lawn..what should i do????Is this happening to everyone????thanks guys i wish i had a local mentor, but lawn sites been very helpfull...

05-15-2007, 08:16 PM
are you sure it's not annual bluegrass getting cooked from the heat? I don't think you did anything wrong.

05-15-2007, 08:23 PM
it may be annual bluegrass but could the lawn suffer if it doesent rain soon???and the temp just keep increasing witht is product on the lawn..the lawn is not thick to start with

turf hokie
05-15-2007, 08:44 PM
More than likely some drought stress. We are seeing it down here on lawns that dont have irrigation on yet. Pretty unbelievable to be talking drought stress in mid May

05-15-2007, 08:48 PM
typically a weed control or even fertilizer, if it is gonna burn, you will notice within 24-48 hours following application.

05-15-2007, 08:52 PM
my concern is increasing temps with no rain with product down..

05-15-2007, 08:55 PM
its getting very dry here too! but temps are supposed to drop tonight. I would ask the customer to water in the application.

05-15-2007, 09:48 PM
what if watering in is not an option???thanks guys i just am exttremly nervous on this one..tough customer as it is...

05-15-2007, 10:15 PM
What do the nearby lawns look like? Are they stressed to?

Shades of Green LService
05-15-2007, 10:34 PM
Your only option IS to WATER.

05-15-2007, 11:35 PM
Quit losing sleep over it. You didn't burn anything. The lawn needs water.

05-16-2007, 06:34 AM
Why would you apply weed & Feed without the help of rain/water anyways. It's supposed to go on a wet lawn so it sticks to the leaf. The product will break down from sunlight and mircoorganisms and get in the soil. The 2-4D is a lost cause at this point, you wasted your customer's money. Ever hear of liquid broadleaf control?

05-16-2007, 12:09 PM
Your only option IS to WATER.

I would definitely agree. I put down weed and feed about two weeks ago when it was really cool and there was the morning dew and now the areas of the lawn that arent suffering from moss and baldspots are rich and full. I would also recommend a light water. I'm also in NY and the nights have been slightly cool unless the temp near you is different. I would recommend a light water at night.