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Lost Pine
08-11-2005, 05:26 PM
Ok People,

I'm new to the Lesco Scene, what would I put on my lawn in NJ now to green it up WITHOUT encouraging too much increased growth ????

T.E.
08-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Apply iron, or you could paint it green, that wouldn't encourage growth. :D

heritage
08-12-2005, 11:20 AM
Ok People,

I'm new to the Lesco Scene, what would I put on my lawn in NJ now to green it up WITHOUT encouraging too much increased growth ????


Lost Pine,

Lesco's Iron Plus comes in a 50 lb bag. Item # 080300 This is what you are looking for. Be sure to blow ALL fert off of driveway and walkways to prevent staining. Do a soil test also to make sure there are no elements in short supply......

Pete D.

Jcs Lawn and Landscape
08-12-2005, 11:22 AM
water always helps

i_plant_art
08-12-2005, 11:27 AM
urea works good LOL, but ull prob be mowing 2x oer week, make sure u also water very good

stryper
08-12-2005, 12:01 PM
Lost Pine,

Lesco's Iron Plus comes in a 50 lb bag. Item # 080300 This is what you are looking for.

Pete D.
This is part of the fun...I talked to my (St. Louis) Lesco guy about this same thing, and he steered my away from Iron Plus (http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=27&ItemNumber=080300) . He said it was just too pricey and that the results weren't what he expected. Instead he suggested 5-10-31 (http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=27&ItemNumber=016475) for less than half the price. I went with his suggestion....

Lost Pine
08-12-2005, 12:02 PM
This is part of the fun...I talked to my (St. Louis) Lesco guy about this same thing, and he steered my away from Iron Plus (http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=27&ItemNumber=080300) . He said it was just too pricey and that the results weren't what he expected. Instead he suggested 5-10-31 (http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=27&ItemNumber=016475) for less than half the price. I went with his suggestion....


AND.....? What were the results ...?

stryper
08-12-2005, 01:00 PM
AND.....? What were the results ...?

Very good...initially. What I would call a nice "stadium" green. The results lasted about a month, but it's been very dry here, so now we're all back to brown. At least those of us without irrigation. My lot size makes it impractical to water consistently, so I intentionally let my fescue go dormant. Once the rains start again I'm hoping to bounce back quickly without having to do a lot of overseeding.

One of the reasons I went with the 5-10-31 was an alleged improved drought and stress tolerance. We'll see....

timturf
08-12-2005, 04:07 PM
in the 5-10-31, what is the source of potash, and at what rate did you apply?

RedEarthLab
08-12-2005, 06:49 PM
Low amount of nitrogen plus iron and maybe some PK. Ironite may be good for you, about 5 lb/1000ft2 and some 9-24-24 1/4 lb per 1000 ft2 50% controlled release nitrogen.

stryper
08-13-2005, 02:13 AM
in the 5-10-31, what is the source of potash, and at what rate did you apply?

Muriate of Potash (whatever that means) at a rate of 1 pound per 1000 square feet. A 50# bag is supposed to cover 15,500 sq. ft.; I went a little heavy and put a bag on roughly 12,000 sq. ft.