ANNUAL LAWN FERTILIZER PROGRAM WITH
CRABGRASS AND BROADLEAF WEED CONTROL
COOL SEASON TURF MANAGEMENT PLAN
Test soil pH. If the pH level is too low, add Lime to raise it; if it is too high, add sulfur to lower it. If the soil is too hard and compact to work with, add some Live Earth Humates or Gypsum to loosen the soil. The Humates will not only help to loosen the soil, but it will help with overall soil health and fertilization in the future. If your pH is right where you want it to be (6-7), our Lime Lite is a pH maintainer, and it will help to keep the pH where it needs to be. One bag of our Lime Lite will cover 6,000 square feet.
MID FEBRUARY – MID MARCH
Application of 18-0-4 Crabgrass Control. Different from 19-3-5, it has 25% longer lasting nitrogen and does not have unnecessary phosphorus. Apply 4 – 5.3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. A 50 lb. bag covers 9000-12,500 sq. ft. This is not a season long feeding (there may be some crabgrass seeds still germinating from down in the ground after the pre-emergent is gone). This all depends on the weather.
This controls annual grassy and broadleaf weeds as they germinate. DO NOT SEED!
LATE MARCH – APRIL
Application of 15-0-5 Weed & Feed with Trimec and 20% slow release nitrogen. Apply 4-5.3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. A 50 lb. bag covers 9,000-12,500 sq. ft. Weeds contacted by this product gradually die and disappear from the lawn.
MID – LATE MAY
Application of Sigma Organic Fertilizer 4-4-4. This product is an upgrade from the 3-2-3 that we have carried in the past. It has Feather Meal and Sulfate of Potash mixed in it. It also has 5% Humates as well as 72 total Mycorrhizal Fungi per pound! The recommended rate for lawns is 25 lbs. per 1,000 square feet. It comes in a 50# bag; one bag will cover 2,000 square feet at the recommended rate.
MID – LATE JUNE
Application of 0-0-7 Crabgrass Control. Apply 2.7 – 4 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. This will not supply unnecessary Nitrogen and Phosphorus to soil but will contain any crabgrass not controlled by first application of premergent.
An application of Green Up supplies iron and magnesium to your lawn. Maintains a healthy green color without adding unneeded nitrogen. Apply 25 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
LATE AUGUST – SEPTEMBER
Application of Golden Medallion 24-8-12. Apply 4 – 5 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. A 40 lb. bag covers 8,000 – 10,000 sq. ft. This fertilizer is the perfect ratio of NPK for this area. It is a 50% Slow Release Nitrogen fertilizer that will feed your lawn well into the fall.
The ideal time to over seed is the middle of September to middle of October
LATE OCTOBER – NOVEMBER
Application of Golden Medallion 18-24-12 Starter/Winterizer. Apply 4 – 6 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. A 40 lb. bag covers 6,500 – 10,000 sq. ft.
The real benefit of the two fall applications will be seen next spring.