My lawncare program...


LawnSite Member
Here is what I've been doing for the last few years. Works pretty good,but...

#1 Team Pro w/22% nitro. I hit it hard 5 lbs/1000 sun 20-10-10 shade 5/1000

#2 Weed control only or with Chelated Iron (NO fert)

#3 35-3-7 40% sulfur coated fert Spot weeds. Grub control where needed.

#4 Weed control again on weedy green lawns. On weak ones High Nitro fert

#5 19-19-19 high rate 5-7lbs/1000

I am thinking changing #2 to include 1/2 lb/1000 rate of Liquid urea and applying Talstar only on round 3. Then adding 1/2 rate of liquid nitro on #4
and hitting #5 with 19-19-19 at a 6-7 lb/1000 rate.

I think using fertilizer in the summer is a bad idea now. Even with 40% slow release I think it is causing problems. Does anyone else out there do anything like this, and if so, how did you turn out?


LawnSite Fanatic
Flint, Michigan
Why all the Phos? It is doing you basically no good. Also, all tha N in the heat of the summer isn't good, either. Your just not giving it a good HEALTHY diet...It's like junkfood.