how is this program?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mac43rn, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    April 15
    Proscape 20-4-10 Dimension
    Weed n Feed
    5 lbs/1000 sq. ft.


    June 1
    Proscape 5-5-20 Dimension
    Low N Crabgrass Preventer
    5 lbs/1000 sq. ft.


    July 1
    Lebanon Merit 10-6-4
    Grub Control
    2.3 lbs/1000 sq. ft.


    Sept 1
    Lebanon 13-25-12
    Starter Fertilizer for seeding
    5 lbs/1000 sq. ft.


    Oct 15
    Proscape 19-2-9 Confront
    Fall Weed n Feed
    4 lbs/1000 sq. ft.

    Note: Read Label before applying to newly seed turfgrass areas

    Nov 15
    Lebanon 13-25-12
    Lawn Winterizer
    5 lbs/1000 sq. ft.


    Just for reference, I live in southern IN. At what times would you add Iron (to get that dark green look)?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Mac,
    Is that 3 Weed-N-Feeds? For the record, if your herbicide of choice was 2,4-D (instead of Confront), you'd be breaking the law. Federal law limits 2,4-D blanket apps to 2 per year. Confront may suffer the same fate with the unusual persistance of clopyralid.

    Or is R1 just Dimension on fertilizer?

    Most established turf doesn't need 2.25 lbs of P around here but your soils could be different. Either way, turf gets by just fine at 1lb P per year or less in most cases. You may want to save the money & promote the existing turf by only using the starter where seeding & select a good 4-1-2 ratio (20-5-10, 28-5-12, 24-8-15,etc) fert for the Sept & Nov apps. Excessive P can end up in waterways & actually helps to promote vining weeds. It also promotes excessive seed head formation in Poa Anua & older (read lousy) varieties of Kentucky Bluegrass resulting in a poor quality cut in late spring. (remember that white haze all over the lawn?)

    Just my thoughts. Hope they help. Now fire away!
    Steve
     

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