Originally Posted by timturf
I basical agree, but you need to spoon feed the turf, not dump npk
I prefer to build soil fertility that doesn't require constant input... I work towards a mature lawn that doesn't need constant irrigation, because I have lawns w/out irrigation...
I feed once in the mid-late Spring, before the heat and twice in the Fall, one of which is winterizer @ the rate of .5 lbs/k... If I see a need I can bump it up another .5/k before winter, but not likely... no dumping NPK and no spoon-feeding...
The health of the grass depends on the health of the soil, so my cultural practices accomplish those 2 things first
... later we do the all important Packer Green turf color, which works well w/out creating living thatch if
the first 2 things are done correctly...