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Old 08-26-2006, 12:40 AM
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Fertilizing schedule

I have to start by saying how incredible this site is. Since I found it I can't get off of it. So much valuable info.

Anyway, I'm starting to look into a fertilizing schedule for next year. I've discussed it with my partner and we came up with something that I'm not 100% with but I'll try it out if noone has any suggestions.

I do my clean-up the second week of march and add a starter fert then another application the end of April (6 weeks apart). Third application in June, fourth in August, and fifth in October. I finish with a sixth application with my fall clean-up.

What do you guys think of this schedule?
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Old 08-26-2006, 04:57 PM
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It will work if you use the right products at the right time. Hint #1: starter fert is for new seedings, thus high in P, so forget that. You want to start with a Preemergent for crabgrass. That is hint #2.
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Old 08-26-2006, 05:07 PM
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You want to start with a Preemergent for crabgrass. That is hint #2.
Not if he dosen't have a license and is only applying fert.
Good schedule, may want to switch out aug for lime or fert w/calcium.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:11 PM
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try to do it every six 6 weeks thats how my company does theirs which it me lol i'm the only sprayer for my company.... we do 3 weed controls and 4 ferts...and the weed controls starts in late feb for us and six weeks after then we start our fert and our final weed control is late sept..
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:12 PM
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To prolawn...how come switch to lime or fert w/calcium in aug. How would that benefit? Thanks for the respose.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:45 PM
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Grass needs calcium that time of year especially if the soil is deficient, it will give you some nice greening without stressing it to push alot of top growth.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:49 PM
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Thanks alot...ill take that into consideration.
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