I have a large lawn that has some broad-leaf weeds (e.g. dandelions) and
a few spots with thinning grass. At Walmart and Target I see bags of
lawn additives like Weed & Feed and Turf Builder. Will spreading one of
those products result in a more attractive lawn? Any better
alternatives? Do I have to spread lawn seed too? I live in Western
Washington state. Thanks for any advice. Mike
Weed and Feed helps to control weeds. You should also fertilize at
least once a year, ideally 3 times a year (spring, summer, fall). You
should overseed in the fall if your grass is thin. You can also spot
seed areas that are bare.
Best to get a book on lawns from your local library as above is best
applied to the Northeast.
If it's like most lawns out here, it's probably in need of calcium and
fertilizer, so I'd start with a soil test, and in the meantime get your
lawnmower blade sharpened and raise the blade to the proper height for
your lawn (no fair scalping the grass and then letting it get really
shaggy and scalping it again... that's *really* tough on lawns and opens
up all sorts of spots for weeds to move in.
In the fall, I'd overseed with a good mixture.
More here: http://gardening.wsu.edu/text/lawns.htm
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First buy a Scotts 2000 Speedy Green Rotary Fertilizer
Please do the Scotts 'Calibration' rate screw adjustment .. View
plastic mark on the spreader 'sliding window'.... Mine needed
REASON: Scotts application dose numbers are listed on most any Lawn
Then apply Fert 6 times per year to your lawn... 2 similar does in
2 in Summer & 2 in Fall... These 3 Fertilizer types are
Read the 'Scott's' dosage on any Fert Bag & Dial that into the
Dates : Spring March 11th 30-3-6 with broad leaf weed
Spring May 8th 30-3-6 with or with out weed
Summer June 30th 25-3-8
Summer August 4th 25-3-8
Fall Sept 28th 25-0-8
Both fall Fert mixes are
Fall Oct 23rd 30-0-3
This is the Fertilizer PGM I paid for in 2003 only.. In 2004 & on
I do it..
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