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Old 10-27-2013, 05:56 PM
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Automatic fertilizing through Lawn Sprinkler System

Have any of you installed the fertilizing tank/system to fertilize the lawn through the lawn sprinkler system? I have heard of it but never seen it implemented in my area.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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that's ironic, i talked to my supplier about that just last week...he said no one really does it anymore...it was more popular years ago, like in the 80's i think he said...i've never seen it or even heard of anyone doing it in my area, but i'm only 27, didn't start lawn care until 2000 and irrigation until 2010
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:37 PM
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that's ironic, i talked to my supplier about that just last week...he said no one really does it anymore...it was more popular years ago, like in the 80's i think he said...i've never seen it or even heard of anyone doing it in my area, but i'm only 27, didn't start lawn care until 2000 and irrigation until 2010
Pretty standard in AG
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:31 PM
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...it was more popular years ago, like in the 80's
Yup, the companies I worked for back then had us do those. Interestingly enough they were done with a DCV instead of a RPZ.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:00 PM
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http://www.turffeeding.com/agriculture-fertigation.php

http://www.mjae.eg.net/pdf/2006/jan/5.pdf
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:49 PM
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:18 AM
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Yes
It was for 18 raised gardens
Each garden had a separate valve
Installed a rpz 2 gallon tank
The hippie gardener used this nasty smelling fish oil byproduct that stunk!

It turned out better than all thought
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:48 AM
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Ive done a few . Stopped selling them as the quality of the product kinda sucked. The nipples on the tank where plastic and had to be replaced every spring. Did about a dozen and none of them are in service anymore.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:33 AM
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Installed a handful, service a handful more. Not a big fan of them. Only install on systems with very even coverage, otherwise fertilizer also gets spread unevenly. Use an RP, no PVB. Use an extra large valve box to surround it, so it can be taken out if need be. I went to one the other day where the unit was installed in a hole, then a box put around it. Box opening is too small to get the unit out.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:42 AM
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Have any of you installed the fertilizing tank/system to fertilize the lawn through the lawn sprinkler system? I have heard of it but never seen it implemented in my area.
I would not recommend them. Reasons being most systems I deal with do not distribute evenly and even if they did there would be the issue of the time it takes to empty the lines of non-fertilized water, how would you know when you were fertilizing or not. Also fert delivered in liquid form is less forgiving than granular.
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