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Step 2 Fert - Heavy Rain

Posted by Ibanez540r Ohio Z5 (My Page) on
Thu, May 26, 11 at 2:36

So I've been waiting for a dry day or two to put down Scotts step 2 of the 4 step program. Yesterday was a decent day and I saw there was no rain until this evening - over the recommended 24hr period. So, I sprinkled the lawn to get it wet so the weed killer would stick and laid it down. Well, after a little bit of normal rain this afternoon, we got hit with a MONSOON of rain! Somewhere in the area of 1.5-2in. in a short period. More random storms over the next day or so..

Did everything get watered in or just washed away? I was not home to see what the yard looked like, but it's mainly flat with maybe a very slight grade towards a front ditch.

...worried I just wasted my second step. I know as far as weed control I can always do something additional, but don't want to use more fert not knowing.


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RE: Step 2 Fert - Heavy Rain

Missing the late spring app of fert is not a calamity. You got some. I would be very hesitant to reapply. Fall is when grass should be fertilized anyway.

If you really want to do something, you could try organic fertilizer. It has no interactions with the chemical fertilizer, does not wash away, and can be used over and over with no harm.


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