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    Lawncare...

    Saw that soil temps are now over 50...

    http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/N.../yesterday.jpg

    How much longer should I wait to put the feed and crabgrass preventer (Halts) down?

    I've read it should be done once ground temps are in the 50s. Have also read to wait until mid to late May.



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    Re: Lawncare...

    My dad is anal about his lawn, and he just put his down last night.


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    Re: Lawncare...

    I put mine down 2 weeks ago along with a little generic fertilizer that was something like 28-2-11 I think to add a little more phosphorus and potash. This morning before the rain would have been perfect probably if you had not already fertilized. My lawn will probably be ready to mow sometime next week as much as it has greened up since the last rain we had.


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    Re: Lawncare...

    I just put down some fertilizer yesterday, after I mowed to mulch the remaining leaves.


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    Re: Lawncare...

    I checked the temps first part of the week and they were in the low 40's so they haven't been 50 for long. You could put the crabgrass down now because it won't be long now till the seeds start to germinate and/or the roots wake up on the existing crabgrass. Grass will start turning green and grow pretty fast now so fertilize now would be good too.



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    Re: Lawncare...

    I thought you were going to comment on something like this about lawn care:

    Family Finds 3,000 Forks In Their Yard - Entertainment News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    The chalk outline & yellow tape idea was genius.


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    Re: Lawncare...

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    I would put it down now. If you wait until soil temps get warmer you will miss some crabgrass as it will start germinating. blow it on. I put mine on in Jan (granted i live in NC)



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    Re: Lawncare...

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    I thought you were going to comment on something like this about lawn care:

    Family Finds 3,000 Forks In Their Yard - Entertainment News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    The chalk outline & yellow tape idea was genius.
    My parents have done that to their friends (and had it done back to them) for years now. Now, they haven't done 3000, but forking someone's yard is hardly a novel concept anymore...


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