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gavinslawncare
02-23-2006, 08:10 PM
how many 50# baggs of fertilizer 15 acres

indyturf
02-23-2006, 08:24 PM
it depends on your fertilizer analysis and how many lbs of nitrogen you want to apply per thousand sq ft.

kickin sum grass
02-23-2006, 08:44 PM
anywhere from 1 to as many as you can push till your legs fall off.
give so more detail and we can answer better

TURF DOCTOR
02-23-2006, 08:46 PM
What kind of fertilize,turf or field.

The Ranger
02-23-2006, 08:54 PM
all are at 1lb of N per M in a 50lb bag
30-?-? will cover 15M aprox 3 bags per acre, @ 1lb of N per M
32-?-? will cover 16M a little less than 3 bags per acre, @ 1lb of N per M
34-?-? will cover 17M a little less than 3 bags per acre, @ 1lb of N per M
there are aprox 44M in an acre
M =1,000sqft

gavinslawncare
02-23-2006, 10:00 PM
weed and feed any where from 10000 sqft a bag to 12500 sqft a bag and what would you charge to spreader with zero turn spreader thanks also probaly 22-2-4

muddstopper
02-23-2006, 10:05 PM
From your first post to your last post, no way should you be doing this.

NattyLawn
02-23-2006, 11:17 PM
From your first post to your last post, no way should you be doing this.

Agreed...This looks like an accident waiting to happen...

upidstay
02-24-2006, 09:13 AM
Ahh yes, the utterly clueless playing with chemicals. Do us all a favor and sub the job out.

gavinslawncare
02-25-2006, 07:40 PM
plan subbing but need to know appox cost to make sure i dont get screwd

Runner
02-25-2006, 10:53 PM
I'm sorry, but I have to completely agree........

muddstopper
02-26-2006, 03:16 AM
plan subbing but need to know appox cost to make sure i dont get screwd

Since you dont know the how much material to apply, you probably havent done a soil test, or, you have done a soil test and dont believe the results. There is no way anyone here can help you with the information you have provided. Cant be done, period.

You asked how many 50# bags of fertilizer to do 15 acres, the answer could be 1 to several hundred, it just depends on what the soil needs. No soil test, no way of knowing what it needs.

Then you state you are using a 22/2/4 or something another, again, no way of telling how much to use without a soil test.

Then you mentioned weed and feed, how are we supposed to know what kind of herbicide is in the weed and feed or what percentage.

Now you say you are going to "probably sub it out", you just want to make sure you dont get screwed. Cant blame you for wanting to protect yourself, but there is a reason the person you will be subbing to, will charge what they charge. Its because they should know what they are doing. Doesnt mean they will know, it just means they should. You pay for their knowledge, or for your lack of it.

Contact your state Extention Service and get the study materials for the pestcontrol exam, even if you dont want to get your license, the information you can learn from the study materials will help you understand why the person you sub to is chargeing what they charge, as well as help you understand if they know what they are doing. After reviewing the study material, you might just decide that you should get your own license and start pocketing the money you are giving to the sub.

jrc lawncare
02-26-2006, 07:44 AM
If you are licensed, you really shouldn't need to ask this question. Soil test would be part of the answer. #2--read the label, yes, read the label. Label is the law. In the NY pesticide test, there are 10 questions concerning the label. If you don't get 7 correct, it doesn't matter how well you did elsewhere, you don't pass. The study books & training are really well worth it.