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Old 02-21-2016, 05:48 PM
 
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This is my first Spring with a Lawn to maintain and I am planning on using the LESCO Crabgrass Preventer. My question for the board is whether or not I need/should use another type of fertilizer around April on my Bermuda Grass?? I used Milorganite last year and plan on using it again this year. It looks like the LESCO product is also a fertilizer so I'm not sure if I should use the Milorganite on top of it. Please advice...

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Old 02-21-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Use the Lesco Dimension Product without fertilizer....Lesco 0-0-7 Crabgrass Preventer.

Do you want an organic or synthetic approach? Feeding the soil vs. feeding the plant.

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This is my first Spring with a Lawn to maintain and I am planning on using the LESCO Crabgrass Preventer. My question for the board is whether or not I need/should use another type of fertilizer around April on my Bermuda Grass?? I used Milorganite last year and plan on using it again this year. It looks like the LESCO product is also a fertilizer so I'm not sure if I should use the Milorganite on top of it. Please advice...

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Old 02-21-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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Use the Lesco Dimension Product without fertilizer....Lesco 0-0-7 Crabgrass Preventer.

Do you want an organic or synthetic approach? Feeding the soil vs. feeding the plant.
Thank you!! I want to continue using Milorganite, which is Organic.

I will be sure to use the product you suggested.

Thanks again!!
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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What is this some kind of weird John Deere Landscape commercial?
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:59 AM
 
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Yes Milorganite works great on shrubs and plants too... Greens the leaves up nicely.


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Thank you!! I want to continue using Milorganite, which is Organic.

I will be sure to use the product you suggested.

Thanks again!!
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Depending on your area, you may need to apply that twice in the spring.


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Thank you!! I want to continue using Milorganite, which is Organic.

I will be sure to use the product you suggested.

Thanks again!!
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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I've read great things about the Lesco crabgrass preventer and will likely put it down this weekend just cause of how randomly warm its been here in Jersey the past few days.. I bought my house last year and the lawn was just LOADED with crabgrass. Here's the link to what I had to do to get rid of the crabgrass and actually get a nice lawn:
Help getting rid of Crabgrass

I really don't wanna go through all that BS again.

Lesco also seems pretty cheap, like $50 for a bag that covers 13,000sq/ft, 2 bags will cover almost an acre. My front yard should be good from all the work I put in last year, but I didn't get around to the back yard. I'm hoping the Lesco and some over seeding in early fall will give me a nice, green, crabgrass free, back yard next year without all the labor involved.
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Old 03-01-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Sounds like you and I are thinking on the same page. .

I'm a little south of where you are and it's supposed to be much cooler starting tomorrow for rest the week but then warm again late next week. Remember you want to go by ground temperature not air temperature as I am holding off on putting down my crabgrass preventer until later this month unless we get a really warm straight for over a weeks period of time.

Years and years ago I used Scott's Turf Builder plus Halts. Way too much fertilizer for the spring time and Halts is not nearly half as good as Dimension which is found in the Lesco products.

I am assuming your buying your Lesco products at Home Depot? You might want to go to your local site one store which used to be John Deere and used to be Lesco before that. Their prices are cheaper and generally you can sign up even as a homeowner for their contractor rates.

Sounds like your old one should come alive quite nicely this year. One thing I've never understood is the simplest lawn care program it is just putting down a crabgrass preventer for without that you have complete havoc.

I have used the 18-0-18 and love the product. For crabgrass preventer plus fertilizer have you looked at their 15-0-0?

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I've read great things about the Lesco crabgrass preventer and will likely put it down this weekend just cause of how randomly warm its been here in Jersey the past few days.. I bought my house last year and the lawn was just LOADED with crabgrass. Here's the link to what I had to do to get rid of the crabgrass and actually get a nice lawn:
Help getting rid of Crabgrass

I really don't wanna go through all that BS again.

Lesco also seems pretty cheap, like $50 for a bag that covers 13,000sq/ft, 2 bags will cover almost an acre. My front yard should be good from all the work I put in last year, but I didn't get around to the back yard. I'm hoping the Lesco and some over seeding in early fall will give me a nice, green, crabgrass free, back yard next year without all the labor involved.
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