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Treatment four

June 1 - July 15

Grass should be green and growing nicely by now. We will apply a liquid spray application containing fertilizer, micronutrients, and a sedge control product. We will also spot spray or add additional weed killing products as needed to the liquid spray application. Dollar Spot Disease may appear during this time. It will appear as smaller golden circular spots and is prevalent during hot temperatures with high humidity. The nitrogen included in this application can be used as treatment for such disease. If it does not fix the issue or fungus is severe a fungicide application may be needed. 

Homeowner Tips:
Mow! Grass will be growing fast now and will need to be mowed at least weekly. Maintain a mowing height at 2-3 inches and mow frequently enough to not scalp and cause a brown look to your lawn. Scalping the lawn will cause excessive thatch, damage to turf, and cause openings in the grass canopy. All these factors will promote weed growth. Most likely irrigation will be needed. Irrigate in the early morning hours. Ideally a lawn will need 1 inch of water by either rain or irrigation every 5 days now. Placing an aluminum pie pan in the yard while running sprinklers is a great measuring tool. Do not water in the evenings. This will keep the leaf surface wet overnight and promote disease.