Falcon Lawn & Aerating

Sarpy County Extension Office (Help on Lawns, Tree, Shrubs and More)

7 Step Fertilization Plan

1& 2- March/April: Pre-Emergence / Apply granular fertilizer with pre-emergence and crabgrass control. Water in thoroughly.
3 - May: Spring Weed & Feed / Apply broadleaf weed control with a granular fertilizer and spot spray for weed control. Do not water for 48 hours then water in thoroughly.
4 - June: Summer Feed / Apply granular fertilizer with iron, potassium, phosphorous, sulfur and spot spray for weed control. Water in thoroughly.
5 - July: Insect/Grub Control / Apply Merit granular fertilizer for grub control and sod-webworm protection(3 months)spot spray for weed control. Water in thoroughly.
6 - July: Slow Release Nitrogen / Apply slow release nitrogen which will keep the lawn looking great until the Fall/Winter treatment. Water in thoroughly.
7 - Oct/Nov: Fall/Winter Feed / Apply granular fertilizer high in phosphorous and potash for strong root development during fall/winter. Water in thoroughly.

Watering and Mowing

Lawns need 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week. To prevent fungus and lawn disease, never water in the evening when the low temperatures are forecast to be 75 degrees or higher.
Lawn height should be 1 1/2 inches in the spring and 2 to 2 1/2 inches in the summer. Remember to only cut 1/3 of the lawn blade each time you mow. This equates to every 3 to 4 days in the Spring and every 10-12 days in the summer.


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