No.Catlettsl said:I'm in the Wash DC area....is it too early to start fertilizing?
Interesting - My house is graded with house on a crown & lawn flowing down & away to move the water.g-man said:I see a slight hill/slope in the section that is more brown. Which way does the sun hit that area? Could it be on shadow most of the time? Also, the slope might make the fertilizer rundown in a heavy downpour.
I would wait for the lawn to wake up naturally than pushing it with nitrogen.
I'd say you can apply it. Was there last weekend and saw crab germinating everywhere.Catlettsl said:I'm in the Wash DC area....is it too early to start fertilizing?
Hey Catlettsl, I'm in Annandale, Va, right by you (not sure if your in MD or VA). Close enough....Catlettsl said:Just read the Fall Nitrogen Blitz. So I'm guessing I clearly under fertilized and def did not winterize hence the slow green up. Gonna get a soil test and drop 3/4lb per K of Milo and that should kick start things.
Thanks Kevreh. In this Mid Atlantic area it can be tricky year to year. Some years it feels like spring in early February some years we are still getting mid 40's in April. I really want to go by the feel of the season and what my lawn is telling me. Looking at it today I have some areas that wants to grow and some that are lagging behind.kevreh said:Hey Catlettsl, I'm in Annandale, Va, right by you (not sure if your in MD or VA). Close enough....Catlettsl said:Just read the Fall Nitrogen Blitz. So I'm guessing I clearly under fertilized and def did not winterize hence the slow green up. Gonna get a soil test and drop 3/4lb per K of Milo and that should kick start things.
4lbs of Milo is only ~/25 lbs of N. Not much at all and as has been mentioned Mile is slow acting with these cooler temps. Won't have much of an effect. I dropped a 1/2 lb of N a few weeks ago thats a mix of fast and slow acting Urea. Will drop another 1/2 lb in late April then thats likely it for Urea. Milo will continue to go down monthly. If you don't have a good all around N source with Urea check out a lawn supply company like Site One. Or something like Vigoro Super Green (with Iron) from Home Depot.
I think that area is just taking its time coming out of dormancy. My front yard looks like that brownish area and back like your green area. Since it looked good last year I think you can eliminate localized issues. I'd say give it a couple weeks, but who knows with these hi/low temps.
You see the area is expecting 5-6 inches of snow on Saturday? Craziness!kevreh said:Yep, 100 different ways to approach this. I think you meant "1/2 lb of N", not "rate"? Rate is subjective to the product you use.
This year I'm hitting my TTTF yard a little harder with the N in the spring so I can get it thickened up *and growing taller*. I mention height because I tend to mow at about 3" but want to bring that up to at least 4" to surpress weeds better (especially clover).
Of course I'll be using fungicide preventatively starting in early June and am using a Humic and Fulvic mix to help prep the soil/roots for heat stress come july.