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Old 03-23-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Many people are amazed with my lawn, rose bushes, and flowering perennials. Over the years neighbors and friends have asked, "What Are Your Secrets"? Lawn is turf type cool season fescue.

Over the next couple of months I am going to try share my tidbits, suggestions, and best products. Please avoid going off topic and posted any pictures or non related information. This is intended to be short and sweet messages, so others can easily refer and not get bogged down on filler information.

For the month of March, it was abnormally warm early on which required crabgrass preventer to be out done earlier than usual, followed by with some snow last week, but late Spring is back starting this Saturday with temps going to the mid 70s, nearly 15' above normal and then above normal temps for the next 10 days.

First application is fortunately already down so I know I'm covered from those already warm days. 2nd application will follow in 90 days.

Envy Lawn Recommendation:
Lesco Dimension 0-0-7 (Avoid the products with added nitrogen as you want to avoid excessive top growth in the spring.

My rose garden consist of about 12 roses of different varieties. I use to mess with fertilizers, sprays, and was always a hassle. I now apply 1 capful of of the following product and everything is taken care. Beautiful roses with bug free and fungus free leaves.

Envy Rose Recommendation:
Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose and Flower Care (go with the granular version and then reapply in 6 weeks. I also use this product on all of my flowering perennials).

This weekend I will be needing to cut my grass for the 2nd time this season. I like to catch it for a clean look and really have no choice given the thickness of the grass. Mowing height is 3.5".

I have already been spot treating weeds as needed.

Envy Weed Free Recommendation:
Spot treatGordon Speed Zone Lawn Weed Killer

THINK GREEN!!!
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Default Lesco Dimension Crabgrass Preventer

Here is the Lesco Dimension Crabgrass Preventer I applied several weeks ago.

NOTE: Notice the lack of any nitrogen to avoid spring top growth surge.

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Old 03-25-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Just finished applying this to all my flower beds to prevent broadleaf weeds.

Record warmth 80' today, nearly 25' above average.

HAPPY day in the lawn.

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Old 03-25-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Default Bayer Advanced All-In-One Rose and Flower Care

Rose and flowering perennials perked up this afternoon when they saw this coming.

Home Depot is running a special... Extra 25% free compared to the normal 4lb container.

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Old 03-26-2017, 06:25 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I use this Bayer Systemic also. Actually, you just reminded me I haven't done the St Patrick's Day application yet!
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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Thanks! I'm about to start a "help me" thread that I hope you'll weigh in on.

Do you know for sure that Bayer product is honey-bee safe? That's a big concern for me - should be for all of us.
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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Imidaclopid/clothianidin=neo-organic= neonicotinoids=bee killer.
See Wiki.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Hoo boy. I hate it. That's why honey bees are now on the endangered species list.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Sure does simplify things and the results are amazing.

I just set up a reminder on my phone to repeat every 6 weeks.

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I use this Bayer Systemic also. Actually, you just reminded me I haven't done the St Patrick's Day application yet!
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:50 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Thanks! I'm about to start a "help me" thread that I hope you'll weigh in on.

Do you know for sure that Bayer product is honey-bee safe? That's a big concern for me - should be for all of us.
I do not know, and I am very concerned about the bees also. Truthfully, I have only one rose bush that I use it on, and plenty of other bee friendly plants.
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