Those who Fert?

John Deere

LawnSite Member
Question, those who offer a fertilizer program, please tell me your program (how many steps and what you apply per step) and the brand of fert. that you use. Example of what I'm looking for, I apply 2 pre-emergents in the spring and spray for weeds at the time of the second pre-emergent application. I then apply insect control and then a fall fertilizer. So in essence I provide a 5 step program and I use Lesco. I want to know if I am doing that correctly and wonder also why Lesco has not recommended to me that I do weed control in the fall. How important is it to do a weed control in the fall? Thanks!


LawnSite Bronze Member
South Bend, IN
Fall weed control is the most useful part of postemergent controls. For example, dandelion and chickweed are two common weeds here that germinate in late summer - early fall. By hitting these with an ester based product in mid-Oct to mid-Nov, we can start off next spring with relatively weed free lawns.


LawnSite Senior Member
S. Jersey
Worst case scenario- 2 pre aps, 2 post aps, insect, fungicide, fall fert, lime. Most I have dont need insect and fungicide. I use lesco.