how is this program?

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

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    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.

  2. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    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!

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