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Old 01-21-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Been following this tall fescue lawn care program for years now and it has provided me the best lawn on the block, even in the entire neighborhood.

People are always asking me "How do you manage to get your lawn to look so good?" It really doesn't take much work, just the approach is what is important. Be sure to have your soil tested.

- Crabgrass preventer in the spring (Lesco Dimension with no nitrogen fertilizer 0-0-7), repeat 3 months later

- Fertilize with Milorganite (organic approach to feed the soil as synthetic only feeds the plant) or apply Orgro to the lawn once a year for even better results

- 1" of rain per week (all the same time instead of spread out over several days)

- Late June for grub control and various insects, apply Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer Granules

- Late Spring begin applying prevent fungicide such as Bayer Advanced Lawn Fungus Control Granular

- Spot treat weeds as needed (hand spray with Gordon Speed Zone Lawn Weed Killer)

- Cut tall fescue grasses 3-4" in height during the late spring/summer/early fall

- Aerate/Dethatch as needed in early fall

- Make the most fertilizer applications in the fall.

- Highly Recommend Bayer Advanced All in One Rose and Flower Care Granules for all your roses, flowers, etc. and Bayer Advanced 12 Months Tree and Shrub Protect and Feed Granules for all your shrubs and trees.

THINK GREEN!!!!!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:44 AM
 
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You might want to try a mulching mower too. Had great luck with that approach - less watering need, less fertilizer need.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Going with an application of Orgro come early spring.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Tried that before, but my turf type fescue is too thick for it and catching it gives a better well kept appearance.

Putting down my Bayer Advanced All in One Rose and Flower Care Granules for all my roses and flowering perrenials, then repeat every 45 days.


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You might want to try a mulching mower too. Had great luck with that approach - less watering need, less fertilizer need.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:23 PM
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Thank you for sharing your advice!! Our lawn has more weeds than grass , it looks so scary but now at least I know where to start.
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Thanks so much!

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My Lawn, My Rose Bushes, and My Flowering Perennials - March/April 2017


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Thank you for sharing your advice!! Our lawn has more weeds than grass , it looks so scary but now at least I know where to start.

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