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Moscey's 2018 plan

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-Total 4957(backyard 2,933; side 793; Front 1231)
-Ann Arbor, MI


1. Dimension 0-0-7 granular (apply at 0.5ai/acre rate) as soon as MSU recommends and/or forsythia blooms.
2. Tenacity 2 oz rate, surfactant, coloring agent(ie. turfmark blue)
3. Grub control (when grass greens up)
4. Milorganite (Memorial Day)
5. ???not sure??SOP Sulfate of Potash Soluble Fertilizer 0-0-52 -50 Lb (Mid May)
1. if it is a rainy summer, a light dose of nitrogen might be needed (0.5lb/N/ksqft) once in June/July
2. Milorganite (July 4th, Labor Day)
1. Dimension 0-0-7 (apply at 0.5ai/acre rate)
2. Urea 46-0-0 (fall nitro blitz)
3. Milorganite (Thanksgiving)

What do you think? Any advice appreciated
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I think I may have some POA Annua. It's hard to tell at the moment bc the grass is just beginning to wake up. I can remember from last year a few areas throughout the yard that were greener,longer, and a different grass blade than the rest of the grass. Similar to generic photo posted below. I hope it's not Poa trivialis.
I will only use SOP based on soil report.
Also, would it Still be too late if I applied the last bag of milorganite end of Oct. instead of thanksgiving?

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Thanks for your response G-man.

My goal for a fall milorganite treatment would be for a healthier greener lawn in the Spring and to get in the 4th treatment

As always, any feedback is appreciated as I am new to this.

Per milorganite website:
"Northern Grasses should be fertilized with Milorganite four (4) times per year. For the last application, fertilize with Milorganite as late in the season as possible-just before the first deep freeze or snowfall. This fertilizer application, known as a "dormant feeding," encourages healthier, greener lawn in spring."
"Fall time is the most important treatment"
"Northern grasses should be fertilized four times every year"
I understand now. I'll skip the fourth milo treatment
Thanks Eric for sharing milo and soil temp.

Mark, I was going to blanket spray over entire lawn first if it's Poa Annua. If the sprayed Poa Annua pops out white....then I'd spot treat
Planning on applying my Dimension 0.10% Dithiopyr 0-0-7 very soon. Am I understanding G-man's thread "how to guide to lawn care for cool season" correctly? It appears that I would be applying alot more than what the label suggests for my state. I am going to apply 11.47lb/ksqft (0.5ai/acre). I might apply it in one application or split in half and apply two applications 6wks apart if I decide to seed in the fall.
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