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Old 12-30-2012, 08:05 AM
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You are correct in the idea of not requiring multiple "Blanket Broadleaf Applications"... Spring application for broadleaf occurs when the ground is warm, moist and the weeds are actively growing... The second application for broadleaf is when the weeds are 'actively' storing carbs for the winter...

If you're required to play catch-up on weeds all Summer long as this salesman suggests then you are purchasing garbage, in the first place... maybe some spot spraying would be acceptable during summer months, but after a season or 2, spot spraying should be the ONLY application for Spring and Fall... maybe just Fall once you get it right...

Fall ferts are the most important and the Spring Fert shouldn't be done until the turf has completed it natural period of Spring Root Growth...
http://turfdisease.osu.edu/turf-dise...-fertilization

You have just restated the reason why the landscape industry is run according to selling products NOT caring for turf... another excellent example as to why foolishness reigns with the culture of cool season grasses,,, and it all starts with a sales pitch...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
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