Showing posts with label Soil Amendment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soil Amendment. Show all posts

Revive - Soil Treament

I've seen and used many soil amendments through out the years, and have found Revive to the best for my type of soil. Clay is so wonderful here in the Midwest, with the hot dry summers it just helps with poor lawn performance. I like to water it in about a inch when temperatures are above 90 degrees. The iron in the product really helps green the lawn while the Dehydrated Poultry Waste does its magic. here is a link below. If you do use it let us know what your results were.
http://www.revive.com/how-revive-works

Killing crabcrass to the curb


SUCCESSFUL CONTROL INCREASES WITH PREVENTION
The rules of crabgrass control are really very simple. Do nothing, and your lawn stands the chance of being overrun by this clumpy, coarse-textured, all-around unsightly weed. Take preventative action, on the other hand, and crabgrass can be kept in check.
MAINTAINING HEALTHY TURF IS THE FIRST STEP
Every lawn has crabgrass seeds in the soil, and these seeds are more likely to grow when turf doesn’t receive adequate care. Regular fertilization, proper mowing, good watering practices, and insect and disease control will all help to maintain a thick lawn that is less likely to be marred by crabgrass.


PRE-EMERGENTS TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER
For even better control, pre-emergent herbicides can be applied to you lawn. As their name suggests, pre-emergent herbicides stop crabgrass plants from emerging by inhibiting seed germination in the soil. To get the best results from pre-emergent, proper application, timing and follow-up care are essential. Pre-emergent should be on the lawn before crabgrass seeds begin germinating.Yearly applications are needed for ongoing control.Slightly heavier applications along sidewalks, driveways and streets are helpful, since these areas are more susceptible to crabgrass infestation.Applications should be watered in within five to seven days if there’s no rainfall.Heavy raking, dethatching or any other mechanical disruption of,the soil is not recommended after pre-emergent have been put down, since this will break up the control zone.
While it’s true that crabgrass is a formidable and very persistent pest, it can be managed successfully. A proactive combination of good lawn care practices and pre-emergent applications is the key.

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PLEASE NOTE: Pre-emergent herbicides will stop desirable grass seeds from growing as will. If you want to reseed you lawn, you should wait six to eight weeks after pre-emergent have been applied.

THIN TURF OR MOSS PRESENT

Cause:
Thin turf or the presence of moss may indicate that your soil is too acidic.
Effect:
An improper soil pH reduces the grass plant's ability to grow healthy roots and absorb nutrients essential to its color, health and vigor. As a result, other non-desirable plants and mosses invade your lawn.
Solution:
Lime Application