With the spring pollen behind us and the heat of the summer right around the corner, it is now time to apply the second round of fertilization and pre-emergent. Below are the two options for this application. The first is recommended for yards without irrigation systems as the potassium will help fend off some of the summer stress due to the heat and lack of water. The second option is for lawns with irrigation systems as the readily available water offsets the need for extra potassium. This will also give a better green-up as it contains 14% nitrogen. Prodiamine is contained in each application. This will help prevent weeds from germinating.
1. Southern Lawn 5-0-15 + .38% Prodiamine provides superior control of crabgrass throughout the entire growing season. Containing 15% potassium, Southern Lawn Prodiamine also provides the plant with great cell wall strength heading into the summer stress.
2. Southern Lawn 14-0-2 also includes .38% prodiamine, which offers season long control of crabgrass. Used on sod farms, lawns, athletic fields and on golf courses, Southern Lawn Prodiamine has proven to be a very economical, yet efficient dual purpose solution. Prodiamine offers season-long control of crabgrass, Poa annua, and other grassy and broadleaf weeds.
This will be the last feeding that is needed until July/August. At that time it is recommended to apply a professional, organic based, blended fertilizer for summer green-up. Organic fertilizers will not burn your grass and can be spread liberally throughout your lawn and even into your adjacent garden and plant bed areas. Not only will this feed your lawn slowly without risk of burn, but organic fertilizers also feed your soil. Also, during this summer period, look for fungal disease damage. If needed, you should apply broad spectrum, professional fungicide on problem areas
I will begin picking up and delivering these next week. If you have any questions please reach out to me.
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