So, what you're saying is that someone who fertilizes every 6 weeks, waters every other day, and has a beautiful lawn, has unhealthy dependant turf? Please enlighten us! Who claims to follow scientific understanding of botanical principles? Maybe you do but that doesn't mean that everyone else will. THE LABEL IS THE LAW! If someone is following rules and regulations that were passed into law but are different than what the extension offices are recommending, that means that they're wrong? Again, please enlighten us! This quote is completely ridiculous! You need money as well, that's why you do this, correct? EVERYONE in this industry needs money or they wouldn't be doing it - yourself included. Unless of course, you work for free! Do you? I follow a 6 step program (5 fertilizer applications - 2 that include Dimension, 1 that includes Allectus, 1 Organic fertilizer, and 1 "Winterizer" Fertilizer) where I put down 1lb. of Nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per application, for a max of 5lbs. per season. I apply these at 6 week intervals and follow it up in the fall with my last application, which is a granular dolomitic limestone. At no time during the year, do I exceed the specifications on the label. I also use no weed control and pluck those as I go. I also use no fungicides. My lawn is the best one in my entire neighborhood, doesn't have a single weed, the neighbors love it and always comment that it looks beautiful. How is that unhealthy? Is it because my lawn is "dependent" on fertilizer to feed it? Like any living thing, food is required at regular intervals to keep it's life sustainable. You couldn't go for months at a time without food, correct? There is no "Perfect" lawn! While it's something that we all want to achieve, it's simply impossible to do. Mother Nature holds the cards and she'll ALWAYS throw something at you, whether it's heavy rains, high intense heat, drought, insects, fungus, etc.... That doesn't mean that we can't get a beautiful lawn that has some small issues during the season. If we followed what the Extension services always tout, we'd all have weed infested prairies that require nothing. I've seen a lot of our extension service recommendations and some of them are quite frankly, not realistic. Besides, who's to say that what the Extension service touts, is the Gospel Truth? By the way, it's almost impossible to get a strand of healthy, self-sufficient independant turf turf that's not dependent upon food for it to live. If you can provide pictures of a beautiful lawn by someone who's doing the bare minimum, please post them up!