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Old 03-28-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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this is my first spring with a lawn here in Idaho Falls

looking for advice on when you guys typically mow for the first time, turn your irrigation system back on, and if/when you fertilize (or do a weed-and-feed). thanks!
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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this is my first spring with a lawn here in Idaho Falls

looking for advice on when you guys typically mow for the first time, turn your irrigation system back on, and if/when you fertilize (or do a weed-and-feed). thanks!
TMP4, I hope others answer you as I look forward to reading what Mike, siege, Theotherdude etc. advise. Besides talking to one of the local nurseries, like Town and Country, or someone in the gardening section of a big box like Home Depot or Lowes, there is another option you can use at no cost. It's U. Of I. Extension Department. Especially about weeds, pesticides etc. these plant biologist help a lot of people. They use to have a column in the PR.

Here's the link opened to the Idaho Falls Extension.

University of Idaho Extension - Homes and Gardens

I hope that helps...there might be a FAQ section too, I didn't look.

Good luck
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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TMP4, I hope others answer you as I look forward to reading what Mike, siege, Theotherdude etc. advise. Besides talking to one of the local nurseries, like Town and Country, or someone in the gardening section of a big box like Home Depot or Lowes, there is another option you can use at no cost. It's U. Of I. Extension Department. Especially about weeds, pesticides etc. these plant biologist help a lot of people. They use to have a column in the PR.

Here's the link opened to the Idaho Falls Extension.

University of Idaho Extension - Homes and Gardens

I hope that helps...there might be a FAQ section too, I didn't look.

Good luck
Thanks MSR for sharing the information the link. Good information to know for in the future.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:43 PM
 
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Well, my guy was just here to evaluate. He'll be here Friday to power rake and fertilize if that helps. I would start any watering until we're no longer freezing at night, tomorrow we're due to drop to 25 degrees.
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:09 AM
 
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I turned my water on yesterday. The frost is gone from the ground, so I'm hoping nothing will break; I doubt that a few more nights of below freezing will damage my sprinklers now. If I'm wrong, I'll write back, sobbing over the repair bill, but I doubt tears will flow this year unless we get a deep early freeze next fall.

I'm going to hold off any fertilizing until later.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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thanks, all. I, too, turned mine on this week. a few neighbors have begun mowing. I think I'll wait until next week to mow. Don't want to stress out the grass too bad....just in case
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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My system is old. I expect to have to call my guy again pretty soon. The one good thing is I don't waste any water with it, because I never know it's broken down until everything starts to dry up.

I should just give up and plant all the lawn to sagebrush and crested what grass and be happy.
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