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April 2016 Blog

 

Welcome to Spring 2016. Greens aeration is complete and healing, the course is greening up and the weather is turning for the better. It’s time to dust off the clubs and get back to the course.

For those guests who take care of their own lawns it’s time to apply your goose and crabgrass control. If you choose to make one application at the full rate you should apply it by the second week of April. If you choose to split the applications, this is what I recommend, I would apply one half rate by the first week in April and the second application in the last half of May.

The danger of applying only one application is understanding what a pre-emergent actually does. The herbicide in the mix lays out a barrier the keeps the weeds from emerging. An excessively wet spring can have an adverse effect on the herbicide layer. Two applications give a better chance at season long control.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to look me up while you’re here.

 

Joe Tubiolo

Golf Course Superintendant

Eisenhower Golf Course

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