1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by scag, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,725

    Weed control this fall should be OK if you wait after 2 mowings. You are on the right track--looks sweet, Scag. Rotary mower should be OK. Don't let it get too tall--taking too much off the top shocks the roots. Cutting helps it to spread sideways.

    Additional fertilizer 4 weeks after seeding will help it thicken up. Push it. Get it thick now. Do not plan to seed in spring as the crabgrass pre-em will kill new seed.
  2. scag

    scag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29


    I actually hit it will 100lbs of 18-20-2 yesterday three weeks after planting since I have had so much rain and watering so much, I figured it should be fine one week early. So you are saying to use my zero turn for the first mowing? I much more prefer it than the push mower. As far as weeds, wild onions and crabgrass what product do you recommend? Will apps to control the undesirables stunt my grass growth in any way?

  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,725

    Looks really nce so far. I suggest Trimec for the weeds and wild onion--include a spreader sticker to help wet the onions. (T-zone is also excellent). Crabgrass: too late, let frost take care of that.

    Next month --you need a product high in slow-release nitrogen. For instance 24-0-11 with 50 percent of the nitrogen as slow release. It should give you a darker green and increase the rate of growth and fill-in.
  4. scag

    scag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    More pics 23 days after seeding. Can't wait to mow it the first time.

    23days after seeding 004.jpg

    23days after seeding 006.jpg

    23days after seeding 005.jpg

    23days after seeding 010.jpg
  5. scag

    scag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    So after I mow twice which will be about 3 more weeks I will apply Trimec Classic at minimum rates. Would a hose end dial sprayer (Ortho) work well for this or a pull behind sprayer?
  6. rob640

    rob640 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Lawn looks very good
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,725

    I don't care for the hose end sprayers. The pull behind sprayer is adequate. Avoid stops and starts and do not stop when the sprayer is still spraying. Equip like this is not very manuverable--takes skill and quick reflexes. Drift can be a problem if wind--or if flowers are nearby. Make sure you calibrate with water--takes a lot of time--but you need to get it right the first time. And every time.
    You need your license for this part. Unless it is your own property.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011
  8. scag

    scag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Please explain how to calibrate the pull behind. What would be a better choice for applications to obtain uniform coverage?
  9. scag

    scag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    30 days after seeding!!! Just had time to mow three strips before dark.

    30 days after seeding 012.jpg

    30 days after seeding 013.jpg
  10. scag

    scag LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Finished mowing the entire yard yesterday for the first time.

    pics 012.jpg

    pics 011.jpg

Share This Page