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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055055
03/26/19 08:03 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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I use this selectively with a sprayer. Weed N Feed type chemicals are not available in BC. My lawn is pretty good and I have underground sprinklers I use in July and August. I spread some granular fertilizer that a local guy re-bags from bulk agricultural stuff. We live in a rain shadow between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Hardly any rain in the summer. Perfect forest fire weather. laugh


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055078
03/26/19 08:23 PM
03/26/19 08:23 PM
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Washington State (East)
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When I fertilize our hay fields I hit our lawn at the same time. Use 21-0-0 which is usually the cheapest bulk nitrogen.

Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055085
03/26/19 08:28 PM
03/26/19 08:28 PM
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E. Tennessee
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I have one year old sod at my new home. I just put down Scott's Turf Builder (w/Halts Crabgrass preventer) and this past fall I put down Scott's Turf Builder WinterGuard. I irrigate as well (only when needed). So I'm just getting it going.

My neighbor has an immaculate yard (also sodded but two years older than mine) and he puts down sugar (I know, I know). Not sure what else he does.

Last edited by WhizkidTN; 03/26/19 08:28 PM.

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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055107
03/26/19 08:51 PM
03/26/19 08:51 PM
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Texas
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Feed lawn … but don’t use the weed type …
chase ants one mound at a time … spot treat weeds where I have mulch or gravel …

Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055112
03/26/19 08:54 PM
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Michigan
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We use nothing and the lawn grows just fine. We rake in the spring. Our neighbors have grubs and they never venture onto our lawn because the weeds , dandelions, etc. just don't taste good. We use a mulching mower. Lately clover has taken over the yard.

We used to fertilize but the lawn grew annoyingly fast. Without fertilizer, we only have to mow once a week, less during the height of the summer, more in the spring to cut down the dandelions. We always avoid weed killer and pesticides because of kids and pets.

I don't see any reason to disrupt a balanced ecosystem with chemicals.

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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055136
03/26/19 09:13 PM
03/26/19 09:13 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Mulching mower that's it.


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055145
03/26/19 09:20 PM
03/26/19 09:20 PM
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New Hampshire USA
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New Hampshire USA
About 20 years ago we used Daizinon grub killer and then noticed no worms. Going green meant no grapes last year as the wasps/hornets ate them. We usually pick 120 lbs. Rodents probably got some too. Have noticed very few pollinators last 3 years which might explain why no apple crop either. So only using natural insecticides. Very few mosquitoes in the evening which is OK but it is getting scary whats happening to the insects.


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055214
03/26/19 11:39 PM
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Yes I do. Added pre-emergent as well last week. Once a quarter I apply Scott’s feed. Our sod was laid in 2011 and in spring/summer you would think it was only 1-2 years old. Looks incredible. Mow 1 time per week and set my mower to 4” or so. I enjoy maintaining our lawn.


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055215
03/26/19 11:39 PM
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Yes I do starting with H2O ...


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055247
03/27/19 01:51 AM
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if I used weed killer, I wouldn't have a lawn to mow

Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055256
03/27/19 04:12 AM
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Spectricide for both weeds and bugs. Kerosene for ants.

Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: FT92] #5055281
03/27/19 05:32 AM
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
Originally Posted by FT92
if I used weed killer, I wouldn't have a lawn to mow


Lol. No lawn to mow here, nothing but sage brush.

Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055288
03/27/19 05:44 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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I use Scott's turf builder to fertilize and spectracide or weed b gone for weeds (imported from America of course).


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: Kestas] #5055360
03/27/19 07:42 AM
03/27/19 07:42 AM
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Canyon County Idaho
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Originally Posted by Kestas
Americans are too focused on perfect lawns and monoculture. There was a time when groundskeepers specified clover seed mixed in with grass seed. Clover fixes nitrogen in the soil. Then along came chemical companies and told us how horrible it is to have ugly clover on your lawn.

I love clover in lawns.


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Re: Do you use chemicals on your lawn? [Re: ZZman] #5055408
03/27/19 08:44 AM
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I try not to use any herbicides (2-4D) or insecticides. Some of my neighbors have allowed their lawns to go, so I get the dandelions and crabgrass from them.

I will use some Scotts with pre-emrgent to minimize the crabgrass in a few weeks once all the snow is gone and I rake the lawn out.

I use milorganite and throw alfafa pellets on the lawn. Also use some fast calcium to balance Ph. I do spot spray the dandelions and have some Scotts I got on clearnance last fall for a few bucks a bag if I want to add some quick nitrogen. But have used the milorganite and alfalfa to feed the soil. Get the grass thick and cut high, water deep.

I once got sod webworm on a section of lawn, so I sprayed that, but more reactionary. If your always doing the 4 step programs your slowly killing the soil.
Mine is full of earth worms so that is a good sign it isnt a toxic waste dump, note I am not a greenie, just try to use some common sense.

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