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Beginning January 1, 2012 – Michigan Fertilizer Law (Public Act 299) restricts phosphorus fertilizer applications on residential, athletic fields, parks and golf courses.

No phosphorus fertilizer may be applied to residential or commercial turf. this includes both homeowners and commercial applicators.

There are exemptions for agriculture, gardens, tree, shrubs, establishments of new laws and lawns with a soil test.

Step 1: Fertilizer with Crabgrass Control

Apply 19-0-4 w/Dithiopyr at a rate of four (4) lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Our 50 lb. bag covers 12,500 sq. ft.

Crabgrass germinates from seed every spring. Crabgrass control must be applied before germination. Germination occurs with the consecutive days (night time and day time) with temperatures above 50 degrees. Rain or irrigation will activate the herbicide. General rule of thumb is applications should be made between March 10th and May 10th.

Step 2: Fertilizer with Broadleaf Weed Control

Apply Capitol Weed & Feed at a rate of four (4) lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Our 40 lb. bag covers 10,000 sq. ft.

Broadleaf herbicides are contact killers therefore they must be applied to small actively growing weeds. Best timing is when the dandelions are flowering. Apply when weeds are damp from morning dew. Do not apply when rain is eminent. General rule of thumb is application should be made between May 1st and June 20th.

 

Step 3: Fertilizer

Apply Capitol 24-0-8 with 40% CRN at a rate of five (5) lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Our 50 lb. bag covers 10,000 sq. ft.

Controlled release fertilizer should be applied to green up and build the root system to relieve the stress of summer heat. Rain or irrigation will help activate this application. Also be on the lookout for insect problems such as grubs or European crane flies. Insect control is best achieved with preventive treatment in early July. General rule of thumb is application should be made between July 10th and August 30th.

Step 4: Fertilizer with Broadleaf Weed Control

Apply Capitol Weed & Feed at a rate of four (4) lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Our 40 lb. bag covers 10,000 sq. ft.

Broadleaf herbicides are contact killers therefore they must be applied to small actively growing weeds. Best timing is when the dandelions are flowering. Apply when weeds are damp from morning dew. Do not apply when rain is eminent. General rule of thumb is application should be made between August 20th and October 20th.

Step 5: Fertilizer

Apply Capitol 20-0-20 at a rate of four (5) lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.

Our 50 lb. bag covers 10,000 sq. ft.

Winterizing fertilizing should contain equal amounts of nitrogen and potassium to build the root system. A soil sample test should be done this time of year. General rule of thumb is application should be made between September 20th and November 20th.

All dates are approximate and may change according to weather.

Please read and follow all label directions. Label directions supersede and recommendations made here.