Today Is The Day: Pre-Emergent Application (Thanks GDDTracker)


In March, I shared the bag of Halts (no lawn food) that I had secured before Amazon started to slow down their shipping during the pandemic and referenced the Michigan State University Growing Degree Days tracker.  Welp...today is the day:  we're right in the middle of the "Optimum" range so it is time to put down that pre-emergent.  You can see where April 2nd lines up in the screenshot above.

My bag of grassy weed pre-emergent that I have from Scott's covers just 5k square feet.  I have about 15K square feet of turf, so this covers just part of my lawn - and I've been focused on the very far back 5k square feet.  That's where I applied this year's batch.  I'm trying to set a reminder for myself that I should throw down another round of this stuff in the Fall to take on the Poa that I think is taking over parts of my lawn. 

I went back to my ratty Scott's Edgeguard spreader for this job of what reminds me of cracked corn:


I'll be keeping an eye on the grassy weeds this Spring to see if this had any impact.  Hoping that using the science of the GDD tracker + the selection of this product WITHOUT lawn food = good results.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Columnar Tree Tips via Pretty Purple Door

Cedar Summit Panorama Playset from Costco

Lou Malnati's Salad Dressing Recipe as Published in the 60's