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SPRING

APRIL 30th – MAY 14th, MOTHER’S DAY

Throwdown some fert, then take mom out for brunch!

Some additional things that can be done at this time

  • Time to get your irrigation dialed in. Try to address any coverage issues now before they present real problems in the summer.
  • Most cities will have Waterwise programs where someone will come check your irrigation system for coverage/efficiency for FREE. Have this done!

APPLICATIONS

Apply all products safely on the same day!

  • Apply Milorganite (11.5 setting on Scott’s EdgeGuard) or other organic fertilizer.
  • Spray with lawn safe, selective herbicide or pull
    • Do not spray herbicides on lawn if daytime temperatures are over 85 degrees.
  • OPTIONAL N-EXT Application – 6oz/1000sqft Air8
    • Using Ortho Dial N Spray, I use the 3 – 4oz setting and walk at a brisk pace.

MOWING AND IRRIGATION

  • Mow at 3 1/2 – 4″ (measured from flat surface to bottom of mower deck)
    • Always mulch unless the lawn is covered in leaves, then bag. Light covering of leaves can be mulched.
  • Irrigation should be as needed this time of year. If the grass is looking dull, give it an irrigation.
    • 1x irrigation is equal to 20 minutes with pop up spray type sprinkler and 45 minutes with rotor type sprinklers (1hr 20 min with mp rotators)