advice for spring

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by zoomn_u, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. zoomn_u

    zoomn_u LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  3. zoomn_u

    zoomn_u LawnSite Member
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    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?
     
  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    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.
     
  5. 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.
     

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