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Scotts Evergreen 4 in 1 application

Scotts Evergreen 4 in 1 application

Asked 4 months 2 weeks ago by Rod Brassington

Hello,
I have a lawn of about 400 sq metres and have bought two packs of Evergreen 4 in 1 and intend to us my Scotts Evengreen spreader.
The problem is that the instructions state the grass must be dry and the soil moist which means that the lines created by the wheel are not visible to line up with the arrows. The instructions also say not to apply whilst the grass is wet or there is frost.
If the grass is wet or there is frost, then lining up the spreader would be easy. I'd imagined that the product would settle on the frost and get to the root when the frost melts. Similarly if the grass is wet, it will dissolve and settle as the moisture dries.
Is it really so damaging to the effect of the product to treat the grass in these conditions?
Best regards
Rod Brassington

 

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Amy Drudge

Contact Email

Posted 16 Feb 2017

Hi Rod,

Please email us at [email protected]

Kind Regards

Amy

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Rod Brassington

Scotts Evergreen 4 in 1 application

Posted 16 Feb 2017

Hello again Amy,
​Thanks for your note and ideas. If you would give me an Email address I'll send you a photo of our lawn and you will see how tricky the cane and string idea may be. Your thought of letting the grass grow a little longer had struck me before but I feared that may stop the granules getting to the soil.
​Are you saying that going over a wet (dew-covered) lawn with a cane would not be a good idea? That seems to me the best solution. Anyway - photo if you would like.
Regards
Rod

 

 

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Amy Drudge

How to Mark Lawn out for Spreading

Posted 14 Feb 2017

Hi Rod,

The best way is to mark the lawn out with garden steaks or bamboo canes, measure the width of the spreader and then mark this width out all the way along both edges of your lawn, so you know when you get to one end that you need to go down the other side of the cane.

The other way is to leave the lawn a bit longer, so the wheels leave tramlines and then mow 3 days after application.

Kind Regards

LTG

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Rod Brassington

Scotts Evergreen 4 in 1 application

Posted 13 Feb 2017

Thanks Amy - I will wait until April, but I still have the problem of applying the product. I need something to mark the lines otherwise I end up with bare or scorched areas. I'm not worried about the frost damaging the grass; ours is not a putting green and the frost would give wheel lines for me to work to.

If the grass is wet I would have thought the granules would drop to the ground and be absorbed by the wet grass rather than cause scorching. If I went over the wet lawn with a switch or similar as greenkeepers do on greens, the wet would still give me the lines to work to. Is this a sensible solution or do you have an alternate?           

Best regards

Rod

 

 

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Amy Drudge

Application of EverGreen 4 in 1 to Frosty Lawns

Posted 09 Feb 2017

Hi Rod,

Yes, it really can cause bad damage to your lawn as the granules will stick to the water droplets and cause scorch.

As per the label instructions, this product should not be applied until April once the risk of frost has past.  Grass is still not really actively growing and there is not enough sunny warm weather at the moment.

Also walking on frosty grass can cause damage as it is hard and you will bruise it, that can also cause scorch.

Kind Regards

LTG

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