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Old 06-08-2007, 08:44 PM
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Burned my grass with pro-select 24-5-11

I burn't a good portion of my grass using Scott's pro-select 24-5-11! I just used their starter fertilizer this past April 2007. No issues at all. I keep my grass at 3 1/2 inches, and keep proactive with fugus issues in addition to nutrients. Usually I use Espoma's Organic Lawn food, but I figured I would try some of Scott's proselect. I just though that this stuff was buffered enough whereas one could avoid burning their grass. And now I have a combo of brown and green. Ironically my backyard was so so (mostly shady). I figured I water water water, and wait it out for a few more days, and then commence with a good seed combo, upon prepping the soil to hold the seeds. I wondering if some gypsum might help in the extraction process with regards to the fertilizer. Worst case, I may have to rake up the dead grass (play by ear) What say you? Thanks in advance.I am a new member as of today, however I have accessed this website for about 2 years or so, and oh what an excellent resource!


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Old 06-08-2007, 08:55 PM
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Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:07 PM
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Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!

What a hoot!!!!! One organic guy criticizing another organic guy for erring with synthetic fertilizer. Then he goes on to recommend throwing fertilizer in a landfill! Didn't anyone else catch this?

This thread gave me my "laugh for the day". Thanks.

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Old 06-08-2007, 08:55 PM
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Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME! using that much (N) this time of year stimulates sedges causing you more problems anyhow.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:22 PM
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Sounds like you didn't calibrate for the material.
THat fertilizer won't burn unless its mis-applied.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:44 PM
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It isn't the analysis that burns your lawn...it is the application rate and the amount of SCU in the product. I am currently using a 32-3-8 30%SCU. However I have backed my rate down to 2#/1000 and will be swithing to a 50% SCU very soon.
If you are comparing the same analysis of "organic" vs. chemical fertilizer you should get the same response. N-P-K is N-P-K. The plants don't know the difference when you apply at the correct rate and use SCU.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:46 PM
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labels?
we don't read no stinking labels.


heh.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:10 AM
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no offense, sounds like misapplication.
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:44 PM
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no offense, sounds like misapplication.
And his profile states 3yrs in business, with 20yrs of experience...3yrs in WHAT business? and 20yrs experience doing what?

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Old 06-11-2007, 01:07 AM
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And his profile states 3yrs in business, with 20yrs of experience...3yrs in WHAT business? and 20yrs experience doing what?

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Oh no you're not! You're not going anywhere Buddy. You're too valuable of a member to this site to lose, so don't even try to skate out of here. Remember... I'm going to be keeping an eye on you.
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