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Lawn Feeding Program

Beautiful LawnUsing advice from Wedel’s Lawn Pros and the quality products offered at Wedel’s will help ensure your lawn growing success.

Wedel’s sells quality grass seed only. Wedel’s buyers select varieties based on strength, color, disease resistance, adaptability and winter and summer drought tolerance. Wedel’s Lawn Pros will recommend grass seed varieties that will perform best for your soil type.

Bring in a sod and soil sample for a pH test (free with purchase) and recommendations of soil amendments for long-term success. We will be happy to make a schedule for proper installation of a new lawn, repair an older lawn and application timing for all lawn maintenance products.

Your success is governed by proper soil preparation, the addition of soil amendments as needed, seed selection, irrigation timing and timely application of turf maintenance products. We will be glad to help you have the lawn of your dreams!

Wedel’s Basic Lawn Feed Program

Sunny lawns require 4 to 6 feedings per season. Shady lawns required 2-3 feedings per season (mid-May and September). Lighter, sandy soils require more feed; heavy clay or dark soils need fewer feedings.

1st Application: April 15 – Mid-May

Fertlizer with crabgrass preventer (Scotts Pro or Step 1)

  • General cleanup and raking (snow mold)
  • Check soil pH
  • Apply moss control, if needed
  • Apply Weed Free Zone to kill broad leaf weeds; ie: dandelions, ground ivy, etc.
  • Seeding: Use Step 1 for seeding and follow-up with Halts in 6 weeks
  • Treat for surface insects (if present)
  • Apply grub control. Use 24 hour grub control if Grubex was not applied last year.

2nd Application: Mid-May – Mid-June

Fertilizer with weed control (Scotts Pro or Step 2)

  • Apply Weed Free Zone for tough to kill weeds
  • Treat for surface insects (if present) with EcoSmart or Bug B Gon Max
  • Apply disease control, as a preventative monthly mid-May – August. (Scotts Lawn Disease Control)
  • Water lawn 1/2″, twice a week

Apply Grubx (Mid-May – Early June)

3rd Application (Mid-July – Mid-August)

Fertilizer with insect control (Scotts Pro or Step 3) or Turf Nurture

  • Apply granular weed control when grass is moist, after irrigating or when heavy dew is present, or apply Weed Free Zone
  • Apply disease control, as a preventative
  • Treat for surface insects (if present). Water in.

4th Application (September)

Fertilizer (Scotts Step 4)

  • Treat for surface insects (if present). Water in.
  • Apply granular weed control when grass is moist, after irrigating or when heavy dew is present, or apply Weed Free Zone.
  • Apply moss control, if needed
  • Apply starter fertilizer, seed and mulch in bare areas, then lawns spike disk, over seed, and apply starter fertilizer.

Optional Application (October – November)

Winterizer

  • Apply Weed Free Zone – works well in cool autumn weather.
  • Apply moss control, if needed
  • Apply disease control, as needed
  • Apply starter fertilizer, seed and mulch, if needed. As a general rule, do not seed between October 10 and November 15.

All dates are approximate. Free pH testing is done at Wedel’s with purchase. Weed and crabgrass control need to be coordinated with seeding. Applications of lime, gypsum or soil conditioned may be recommended. Remove a book size piece of sod 6″ deep, for a complete examination of the soil by Wedel’s lawn experts for grass types, disease and insect problems. Sod may be replanted after exam. Soil examination can be done with a 1 cup soil sample, however, a more thorough exam is accomplished with a sod sample.

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