Lawn  Care  and  Maintenance  Calendar

 

Star Note 825

 

June 2009

 

For Utah and Northern Nevada areas to 5,500 ft.

 

Lawn Product Discussions

Fertilizer

Pre-emergent

Weed Control

Insect Control

Fungus Control

Aerating

Re-seeding

 

 

Lawn Treatments

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

 

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Fertilizing
16-4-8/Royal Flush™

16-6-8/Turf SurpremeTM
7-7-7/Triple Play™
21-3-7/Winter Gem™

19-4-4/Nitra KingTM

21-3-7
or
19-4-4

21-3-7
or
19-4-4

21-3-7
or
16-6-8

16-4-8
or
16-6-8

16-4-8
16-6-8 or
7-7-7

7-7-7
or
16-4-8

7-7-7
or
16-4-8

7-7-7
or
16-4-8

16-4-8
or
16-6-8

16-4-8
or
16-6-8

21-3-7
or
19-4-4

21-3-7
or
19-4-4

Pre- Emergents

 

Portrait®
Dimension®

Portrait®
Dimension®

Portrait®
Dimension®

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait®
Dimension®

Portrait®
Dimension®

Portrait®
Dimension®

Weed Control
Weed & Feed has
18-8-0 fert added

 

 

Weed
&
Feed

Weed
&
Feed

Bayer all in one
Weed Killer

Weed-B-Gon®

Bayer all in one
Weed Killer

Weed-B-Gon®

Bayer all in one
Weed Killer

Weed-B-Gon®

Bayer all in one
Weed Killer

Weed-B-Gon®

Bayer all in one
Weed Killer

Weed-B-Gon®

Weed
&
Feed

Weed
&
Feed

 

Pest Control

 

 

Bayer Granules

Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules

Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

Bayer Granules Bug-B-Gon

 

Fungus Control
Liquid or Granular

 

 

Fung Away

Bayer Fungicide

Fung Away

Bayer Fungicide

Fung Away
or
Bayer
Granules

Fung Away
or
Bayer
Granules

Fung Away
or
Bayer
Granules

Fung Away
or
Bayer
Granules

Fung Away
or
Bayer
Granules

 

 

 

Aerating

 

Step
Aerator

Step
Aerator

Step
Aerator

Step
Aerator

Gypsum

Gypsum

 

Step
Aerator

Step
Aerator

 

 

Re-Seeding or Over-Seeding

 

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

 

 

 

 

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

Over-seed
Bermuda


(Perennial
Rye)

Over-seed
Bermuda


(Perennial
Rye)

 

Seeding new
Lawns

 

((Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RRTF Water     SSaver

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

 

 

 

 

 

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

(Fescue)

Emerald CarpetR

RTF Water Saver

 

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          Lawn  Care  and  Maintenance  Calendar

                                                            Star Note 825                                                                                        January 2009

                       

                                                                                    Southern Nevada

Product Discussion - What these products do for your lawn:


Fertilizer: Feeds the lawn with nutrients needed to keep it healthy and growing properly. Different formulas are needed for different seasons. Quick release fertilizers like DR. Q’s® WINTER GEM‘ or Best Nitra King® for cold weather; balanced high-iron fertilizers like DR. Q’s® TRIPLE PLAY for hot weather; complete fertilizers like Best Turf Supreme® for periods of maximum growth activity in spring and fall; continuous release fertilizers like DR. Q’s® ROYAL FLUSH‘ for uniform growth in spring, summer or fall.  (top)

Pre-emergent: Kills seeds before they sprout into weeds but does not kill existing weeds. Portrait®.does an outstanding job of preventing broadleaf lawn weeds and suppressing most grassy weeds as well. Dimension® is the active ingredient in most combination weed prevention & fertilizer products. It is used alone in large-scale lawn and agricultural projects.

Weed Control: Kill existing weeds with Weed & Feed while feeding the lawn at the same time. It has no effect on seeds that have not yet germinated. Refrain from using the product on lawns in temperatures over 80 degrees or grass injury may result. Liquid weed Killers like Bayer All-In-One Weed Killer for Lawns or Ortho Weed-B-Gon® can be used to spot kill weeds in higher temperatures with little or no injury to grass, if done carefully.

Pest Control: Use Bayer Power Force Multi-Insect Killer Granules or 24-Hour Grub Killer Plus or Ortho Bug-B-Gon® granules to kill lawn pests such as grubs, sod webworms, cinch bugs and ants that damage turn or irritate people and pets.  (top)

Fungus Control: Broad Spectrum granular and liquid fungicides like Bayer Fungus Control or Green Light Fung-Away® are easy to use and very effective against many kinds of lawn fungi. Help prevent fungus infection by watering and fertilizing correctly.

Aerating: Opens the lawns to allow better water and nutrient penetration; helps air and fertilizer circulate properly in the soil. Con-GroTM helps break down heavy clay soil and improves drainage.  (top)

Re-seed existing fescue lawns with Emerald Carpet‘ dwarf fescue for less mowing and watering. This seed is your best choice for Seeding New Lawns as well. Other fescue varieties for use include RTF Water Saver and Kentucky Tall (K-31). Annual or perennial rye seed will provide good over-seeding of
Bermuda lawns for green grass in winter. The rye dies out in hot weather when the Bermuda greens up again. Dense Shade Mixture will provide good coverage in shady areas.

*When you fertilize, these are the fertilizers we recommend for use in a particular month. This does not mean you should use them every month they are listed. Follow bag instructions for frequency of application.


For more information on planting and caring for lawns, see StarNotes 800, 805, 810, 815 & 830.

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