That’s the worst fertilizer blend over ever read
Really all nitrogen? There’s almost nothing else to your fert?
All nitrogen does is provide top growth
With all the aerating and thatching you’re doing I’m going to bet you’ve got little to now rihzomic pattern and your lawn is getting thin.
Instead of thatching , slitseed
It’s better to change up your fert by season
Something like a 21-7-14-4 SR with iron in the spring
8-32-16 in the early fall after slit seeding.
Water less frequently and more deeply
Combining that with aeration will get you deeper roots and do will using a better fertilizer.
Despite the “turf builder” name, that fert isn’t doing anything to build turf, it’s all topgrowth.
If you mulch when you mow you will get more organic matter returned to the soil.
Consider using an organic fert at least once a year
I like sustane.. it’s turkey poo.
The grass will get pretty arid and bleak in high desert without reintroducing organics regularly.
Ok sounds like good advice. Thank You. I first need to test the soil and find out more on what it needs. Then adjust my wateringYou're getting a 1 1/2" of thatch built up in a single growing season?
It is? Thousands of professional applicators in the US alone would disagree.
Actually organic is a great way to go and works very well. It is not BS. Feeding the microbes that feed the plant vs feeding the plant has an awful lot of merit.
IT dries out and burns BECAUSE you're watering 6 days. As BigJ said, long infrequent waterings vs frequent, short watering will yield you far better results.
I'm still having a hard time believing you're getting a 1 1/2" thick layer of thatch in 5 months time, unless you're turf is on concrete or granite.
Can you kindly provide the link to the soils testing. I didn't see it in the last post. Thanks!Again a soil test will tell you what fertilizer to buy. I linked to a place to test your soil. Which has very reasonable rates.
Fertilizer is only one step in creating a healthy stand of turf. There is no magic bag of fertilizer. If your fertilizer has stopped performing there could be other issues at hand that are causing this. Watering daily is also not needed. Deeply and infrequently is ideal.