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Tips For Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care

Soil Test                      Each 2-3 years
 
Fertilizer                      Ratio of 4-1-2
   Timing                       SON (Sept-Oct-Nov)
 
Lime                             Per soil test
                                      Need pH 5.8  to 6.5  range
 
Water                           1 inch each 7-10 days
 
Mowing              
 In RPA (80 ft. of lake) Keep over 10 inches
 In watershed                 Cut to 3.5 to 4 inches
 Clippings                       Do not bag
 
Crab grass control         Purchase specific for purpose (do not mix with fertilizer)          
                                         Pre-emergence- March
                                        Post-emergence- June (if needed)
 
Weed Control                 Broad leaf control - April