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Re: now speaking of fertilizers - Are we ready?


In our MG class when covering turf, there is this really neat chart that shows how the various parts of the lawn grow throughout the year. It makes it very clear that the time to fertilize is fall and that spring fertilization is completely unnecessary, since the starches and sugars have built up during the winter.
I tried to google the chart, but couldn't find it.
Godi zone 7
Mt. Vernon, VA

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 2:25 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] now speaking of fertilizers - Are we ready?


I think a late fall application is what is recommended around here to help
the turf during the rough freeze and thaw period.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Cathy Carpenter
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 2:00 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now speaking of fertilizers - Are we ready?

The Extension doesn't recommend spring fertilization of lawns - forces green
growth at the expense of root growth. Of course, most people do it
anyway.... If you are going to do it that would be the best time. I usually
fertilize the perennial beds at the same time I'm planting things, but that
is because it is convenient, don't know the "optimal" time.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 20, 2006, at 5:40 AM, Donna wrote:

My entire yard need a jump start this spring with some fertilizers. Of
course everything needs something different and well, I am lazy,
especially since everything needs something and quick.

Was thinking about giving everything a shot of a standard fertilizer
right after Rich's snow goes away.
It would give me the time to do a few things then determine what
everything needs specifically this year.

So any recommendations? Would I do more harm this way?

Donna

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