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Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: August 09, 2023 08:40PM
Between the heavy rains, humidity, and high temps, my lawn is getting away from me. I did not use the Weed and Feed I bought, too much rain, can't keep up with mowing as it is.
What I'm looking for is something that will "Weed" and very little to no "Feed". Weeds are rampant, not sure if it's because I can't mow fast enough and they are showing more, or if I need to use a "Weed no Feed" type fertilizer.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 09, 2023 08:45PM
I've outsourced this job and I consider it to be a good use of money.

Where do you live? What kind of grass? What kind of soil? What kind of weeds do you have?



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Re: Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 09, 2023 08:56PM
I’ve had good results in the past with the Scotts Weed+Feed that you attach to a garden hose.

The ‘Feed’ will help the grass colonize the blank spaces that the weeds are taking advantage of.
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Re: Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: Black
Date: August 09, 2023 09:31PM
Milorganite, overseeding.
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Re: Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: d4
Date: August 10, 2023 08:37AM
For lawn weeds, Gordon’s SpeedZone Lawn Weed Killer is pretty good stuff. Use a battery powered sprayer for good even coverage. Size the lawn sprayer to the size of your lawn. ie: don't get a 3-gallon backpack sprayer if you just have a suburbia plot square of grass.



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Re: Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: iaJim
Date: August 10, 2023 10:39PM
What Black said. I also walk around with a little spray bottle of Ortho weed killer once or twice in the early part of the growing season and hit the weeds. If you are getting rain, the grass should take care of itself. I also use Milorganite. Great stuff.
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Re: Lawn gurus, fertilizer suggestions
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 10, 2023 10:50PM
“ early part of the growing season “

Yes, I’ve found that hitting them in the spring to be the most effective.

“ I also use Milorganite. Great stuff. “

Me too.

“ overseeding “

Yes, this too.

I now have twenty acres of mostly native grasses. Fall seeding (after the growing season has ended, but before the sow sticks) has worked pretty well for me, but most seed in the spring.
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