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Newbie-Summer Fertilizer Suggestion & Irrigation Time?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by wolfetone, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. wolfetone

    wolfetone LawnSite Member
    from MA USA
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    I figured this is crab grass??
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  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    This type of watering only works if one's lawn has the ability to hold the water. Without knowing the gentlemans soil structure you are doing him a disservice telling him to water that way.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't worry about it. It will die off late sept. Be sure to reseed early sept or even late aug so when it does die off it will be filling in.

    As far as how long to water you need to take a few things into the picture. amount of sun , soil structure and what size nozzles are in your sprinklers.
     
  4. wolfetone

    wolfetone LawnSite Member
    from MA USA
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  5. wolfetone

    wolfetone LawnSite Member
    from MA USA
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    This is actually for my own lawn I'm not a landscaper.
    Thanks for the advice guys
    I changed out my sprinkler heads to rain bird impacts and increased the time in the more sun exposed areas. Does Lesco have sun exposed seed that does well in New England? HD only seems to have sun and shade mix

    I figured the stuff in the picture above was crab grass and treated it with weed b gone
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  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is why inspecting the rootzone is so important... when you see how an irrigation event actually settles into a rootzone then you know exactly what you've accomplished...
    The next step will be to see how long the soil stays moist enough... that is when the weather, environment and soil texture really make make the difference and a physical inspection of the soil a few days later will show you exactly what is going on below the surface...
    I keep at 2 prong plugger in the truck for just that purpose... nothing fancy necessary but a quick look at the top 4" of the turf is priceless... :)
     
  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    They have plenty of full sun varieties. My personal favorites is 50/50 (rye/blue) and eagle+blue (70tri-rye,30blue). I would bring in a sample of what you already have, they will look at it and tell you what it is so that you don't end up with patches of a different variety.
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  8. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    What are of Mass are you in?
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  9. wolfetone

    wolfetone LawnSite Member
    from MA USA
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    MetroWest
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