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- Tall fescue prefers a soil with a pH from 5.8 to 6.5
- Water summer dormant lawns every 3 weeks if no rain - check for moisture to 4-6 inches.
- Tree leaf removal is very important in fall
- Prevention is best - Products containing imidacloprid,
thiamethoxam, halofenozide or chlorantraniloprole WILL NOT CONTROL GRUBS
IN THE SPRING. Wait till July.
- Preventive products containing imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, or
halofenozide, when irrigated into the ground and applied between June
1st and mid-July, will consistently give 75%-100% reduction of grubs.
- Use chlorantraniliprole in early spring - no later than early May.
- don't over water
- grub control
- fall fertilizing.
- Dimension(dithiopyr) or Barricade(prodiamine)
They do not keep the seed from germinating but kill the young germinating plant. Crabgrass
preventers are just that – preventers. With few exceptions they have no effect on existing
- Sevin, diazinon or chlorpyrifos.
Probably the new RTF (Rhizome Tall Fescue) types - RTF Water Saver is highly praised.
The rhizomes may not help spreading at fist - may help more with drought resistance.
These chemicals slow the growth of the leaf and increase rhizome growth. Mow less and get a healthier turf.
- over watering reduces root depth - only water when really needed.