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precisioncut
06-05-2004, 02:55 AM
What is the best product to use to green up the grass a bit? Give me some products you have tried.

Etlawn
06-05-2004, 03:05 AM
I would recommend Iron

MrBarefoot
06-05-2004, 09:00 AM
I agree with "Iron".

There is a product called "Ironite" here in Michigan, and it works well.

timturf
06-05-2004, 09:36 AM
When the soil chemistry is correct, and the turf is properly fertilized, then the color shouldn't be a problem

ThreeWide
06-05-2004, 09:54 AM
Just keep in mind that Iron passes through the soil profile in a relatively quick amount of time.

Iron will boost the color of the turf, but the effect will last no more than a couple of weeks.

BCSteel
06-05-2004, 11:06 AM
Iron passes through that fast? I spray ferrous sulphate on 95% of the props I do in the spring. I can still see the difference in lawn colour now. The ones that weren't sprayed are lighter green while the sprayed ones are a very dark green. Its not a huge difference, but noticable.

ThreeWide
06-05-2004, 01:23 PM
From what we normally see here, Ironite (granular) would need to be applied at least once per month.

It could be that your liquid products are more effective.

BCSteel
06-05-2004, 01:30 PM
I use ferrous sulpahte heptahydrate. It comes as a powder and then you tank mix it, has to be agitated a lot. 20% iron. You can see the difference in sprayed and non sprayed lawns until about mid July. I make sure that my fert has iron in it too, that helps.

Tscape
06-05-2004, 01:51 PM
Any of the Roots Inc. iron products. Iron Roots or Roots 1-2-3.

Garden Panzer
06-05-2004, 02:47 PM
FerroMec by Gordon and Fe8 by Roots!
In fact I sprayed my lawn with FerroMec yesterday, you can watch it green up.

neal-wolbertsinc
06-05-2004, 02:50 PM
Precision Cut, Check with Wilbur Ellis Co. in Salt Lake re: Supertrace 6% iron and Speedy Green 15-0-0-6% iron. The Supertrace is a fulvic acids based micro-nutrient product that is fully chelated. The Speedy Green is chelated but has no fulvic acids.The fulvic acids add a measure of perfomance and longevity that makes it worth investigating. The chelation helps keep minerals like iron available for root uptake longer by slowing oxidation. My company has used it as an additive to liquid apps. for many years. Wide use on the West Coast especially in golf. Not sure about distribution in your area but worth a try. Neal

precisioncut
06-05-2004, 10:31 PM
Thanks for all the replys. I'll look into those products.

Etlawn
06-07-2004, 09:49 PM
Also...be careful when applying because I have seen granular with iron in it do somw nasty things to sidewalks......

hole in one lco
06-07-2004, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by Etlawn
Also...be careful when applying because I have seen granular with iron in it do somw nasty things to sidewalks......
You should be blowing the side walks, drives, flower beds, and all non turf areas after every app its the law.Thous are all illegal apps iron will leave a nasty stain .

BCSteel
06-07-2004, 10:04 PM
Whats all illegal apps?

hole in one lco
06-07-2004, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by hole in one lco
You should be blowing the side walks, drives, flower beds, and all non turf areas after every app its the law.Thous are all illegal apps iron will leave a nasty stain .

hole in one lco
06-07-2004, 10:10 PM
side walks, driveways, flower beds, and all non turf areas

BCSteel
06-07-2004, 10:56 PM
What if you are spraying it? I dont think that it will blow off. Besides, I think he was saying to becarefull not to get it on any of those areas as it would stain them and not implying that he was applying it to those areas.

Ric
06-07-2004, 11:42 PM
Ammonium Nitrate at about a 1/4 pound per thousand will green up a lawn Quicker than anything.

Now try and buy it. Because of 9/11 and Oklahoma you will need an act of congress to buy it. However it can be bought if you find the right source and sign your Life away.