View Full Version : advice for spring

03-14-2003, 10:48 PM
I need advice on what to put on the lawn....
I live in St. Louis Missouri and the grass is tall fescue
I really dont have a clue so any help would be appreciated.

03-16-2003, 01:22 PM
What condition is your lawn in? If it is like most of the lawns in the Midwest it was probably affected by the drought. You could run a dethatcher through the lawn to loosen and remove the dead grass. Then core aerate, overseed and fertilize. Otherwise, right now is time to put down pre-emergence. In May, a weed/feed. Late June, grub control. Early fall, a fall renovator. November, winterizer.

03-19-2003, 07:41 PM
thanks for the reply Lombardi,

the grass is in fairly good shape, I kept it watered last summer.
what type of fertilizer do you suggest?

03-19-2003, 10:15 PM
Right now is the time to put on pre-emergence which has fertilizer in it. If there is a Lesco dealer nearby, stop in and talk with them or you can use Scotts.

03-20-2003, 06:13 PM
2/3 % nitrogen in fall

use pre emerge with low n and high k or high n and k but high % controLLed slow release nitrogen (CSRN)

spot treat for broadleafs

be sensitive to evironment, don't treat for grubs unless a real bad problem

Fall best time to treat for broadleafs.

want quality natural organic fert for all applications except pre emerge, look at espoma www.espoma.com , I think espoma use 4 applications, not to bad for homeowner.