View Full Version : Phosphorus Apps...

06-14-2004, 10:31 PM
Soil test shows I need phos and I now it will also help out with drought and root growth. What is a good and inexpensive phos source? In granular form of course.



Green Care
06-14-2004, 10:35 PM
Try lesco on 301 in Bowie they mite can help ya.

06-14-2004, 11:43 PM
Best starter fert 6-20-20- 1.5 iron. $11.25 for 50 lbs.

06-16-2004, 07:36 PM
0/46/0, triple super phosphate, if you need a little nitrogen, diammoniaphosphate, 18/46/0. leave off the high K during the summer unless you really need it. Both fertilizers mentioned are about 8 bucks a bag at your local farm supply and you will need a lot less than you would if you use the regular starter fertilizer

06-17-2004, 09:36 AM
why leave off the high k in summer?

06-17-2004, 10:19 AM
proably because most High K ferts are MOP -- and can have a very high salt index. Unfortunatelya decesion made on economics rather than plant health.

06-17-2004, 04:12 PM
I keep forgetting the lawn care industry uses the cheap mop. Too bad, because k helps with stress, if you use a source with a low salt index!