I have a few quick questions, going to apply fertilizer this week its been 6
weeks since I applied the Scotts Crab Grass fertilizer. (btw, i have moslty
kentucky blue grass and maybe some rye/fescue)
Question #1) Is 6 weeks to long between a application, should i do ever 4
Question #2) Scotts.com says to apply PLUS 2 from May1-Jul1, so if my next
application is May 7th do I need to do another application of PLUS 2 in 6
weeks June 18th?
Question #3) I have never done the summerguard is this new and what are the
benifets of using this instead of turf builder?
Thanks in advance.
Not unless you still have lots of weeds. You can buy a pump up sprayer
and some weed-b-gone and just spot treat your undesirables if there's
not too many. 1.5 ounces per gallon of water. Just spray to wet the
weeds, run-off is excessive spray and wasteful.
If you still have too many weeds to tackle with a pump-up, you could
use the weed n feed as a blanket application.
Neither one of those products has any weed prevention value, they only
kill the existing weeds. Sounds like a judgment call, Shane.
Is summergaurd a retail grub prevention, or a surface insect control.
I don't buy retail product, wankstain. I used to be in the garden center
business but that was 15 years ago. I buy control products by the ton or
55 gallon drum....none of them say summergaurd.
We do around 7000 chemical lawncare stops a growing season to put it
into perspective for you, trader for. I've been doing this for 28 years.
"I don't buy retail product, wankstain. I used to be in the garden
business but that was 15 years ago."
Yes, and with your friendly attitude toward people, I can see why
you're no longer in the garden center business.
PS: It's Summerguard, not Summergaurd
It's shite. I'm out of the garden center business because we also
had greenhouses and the scrubbers on the coal stacks cost too much
so we sold it. The land is no longer used for that anymore.
Save your drivel for someone else, please.
"Thanks Steveo, I forgot to ask if I should fertilize my new sod that I
down 3 weeks ago with PLUS 2 or should i use something not as strong?"
If it's new sod, why would you want to use fertilizer with weed killer?
There shouldn't be any weeds there to kill.
"True, but does it hurt if I do apply it? "
Grass is stressed by weed killer. That's one of the reasons why they
tell you to be careful to not over apply it, don't use it in very hot
weather, use less on certain species of grass, etc. I certainly
wouldn't use it on new sod that's just been planted and has no weeds.
Plus using unnecessary chemicals doesn't help the environment, as they
can wind up in ponds, drinking water, animals, or your kid's bare feet.
. For a lawn with only a modest amount of weeds, a small tank sprayer
is much more effective. It delivers the herbicide where you need it.
If it's new sod, did you use starter fertilizer when it was put down?
If so, and it's only been 3 weeks you don't need more fertilizer. If
you didn't put it down then, I would apply a starter fertilizer now.
It has more phosphorus (2nd number in the X-X-X percentage), which
promotes root growth.
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