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TOTAL LAWN RESTORATION

August                    

Extreme Lawn Makeover  

Control-Alt-Delete!

In today's high tech world of computers, the internet, and 4G mobile applications what can you do when you're frustrated with a program and you just want to start over? Do what I do and "Control-Alt-Delete" and start all over. While we all admire and encourage those who relentlessly defend their turf against crabgrass, there comes a time when the best strategy is to give up and "re-boot" your lawn. That time is when your lawn only has 30 to 40 percent desirable grass left in a given area and the rest is lost to crabgrass and other weeds. A total lawn restoration is all about planning and timing. If you have ever thought about it, now is the time to start planning.

If the majority of your lawn is crabgrass or other weeds and very little desirable grass, Grass Pad's Idiot Proof Total Lawn Renovation using ERASER® (glyphosate) should start in August. Short days, cool nights and welcome rain promise lower water bills in September for fall seeding and sodding projects. Homeowners should take a tip from Mother Nature and start their fall over seeding program today. August is a perfect time to plant grass seed.

 

  • Step 1- Early-August apply Eraser® over entire lawn, using recommended mixing rates. Careful to keep overspray off wanted shrubs and flowers. (During drought periods, it is recommended to water your lawn 2-3 times the week prior to applying Eraser®. This will help bring the grass & weeds out of dormancy helping the plant to absorb more herbicide for a better kill.
  • Step 2- Wait 7-10 days then rake or mow (with catcher) to remove heavy clippings or other debris.
  • Step 3- Verticut and/or core aerate the turf. Verticutting creates slice or grooves in the soil creating the best seed to soil contact. Core aerating will help relieve soil compaction and eliminate thatch. Prepare your soil with adequate watering 2-3 days in advance. Soil should be moist, not soggy wet.
  • Step 4- Apply Loveland Golf Course Starter™ (small lawns) or Loveland Renovator™ (large lawns).
  • Step 5- Spread the Grass Pad seed of your choice with a rotary or a hand cranked spreader.
  • Step 6- On bare spots apply a light top dressing of PrimeraFC seed dressing. DO NOT USE STRAW or TOPSOIL! They both contain weed seeds.
  • Step 7- Water lightly so the soil surface is moist. Continue watering lightly, daily as needed, so the soil does not become hard or baked.
  • Step 8- When the seedling reach a height of 3-4 inches, mow to a height of 3 inches with a sharp mower at a time when the grass is not wet.
  • Step 9- Reapply Loveland Golf Course Starter™ or Loveland Renovator™ after 4 weeks.
  • Step 10- to promote deep roots apply Loveland Snowman® to seeded area in late Fall. (Oct/Nov)

Total Renovation Day 1

Total Renovation Day 7

Total Lawn Restoration Debri Removed

Use Spray Marker See Where You Sprayed

Total Renovation Day 14

Aerate or Verticut in Cross Directions

Cores from Aeration

Total Lawn Restoration

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