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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by matthew horner, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wondering about timing here.

    I have a few too many fescue clients, who, about this time of year, start getting weeds in the lawn. I'm always so tempted to go ahead and do my aeration and seed heavy and then enjoy the fall months watching that lush fescue come up amongst its ancestors.

    Why don't people do this?

    Not sarcastic, but why do we wait until later in the year to aerate/overseed? I've always been told "because you open up the ground for weeds/weed seeds at this time of year", but I bet if you seeded heavy, you'd have success.

    Any input(s)?
    Matthew
     
  2. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    No opinions. Unusual.
     
  3. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Down here we wait for the temp to drop a bit because the new seedling will not tolerate the heat. Not all our customers have irrigation.
     
  4. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good point. It is starting to cool off a bit here in NC. I think by mid sept. things will be setting up colder most of the day
     
  5. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you're licensed, do a broadleaf application now. Wait 2-3 weeks and reseed. The fescue will still respect its ancestors.....
     
  6. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, I am licensed! Its good too, not to be worrying about enforcement.

    What do you use for broadleaf selective herb? I don't do much spraying, very little, but I do plent of granular, and I'm used to lesco products mostly.

    Thanks,
    Matthew
     
  7. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Use their cheapest 3-way.....
     
  8. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    pardon my ignorance, but what is 3 way?

    Thanks.
     
  9. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mostly 2-4,d with Dicamba and mecoprop. A common post emerge broadleaf herbicide.
     
  10. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh, yeah, I've heard, I've heard. It this granular?
     

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