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Old 02-22-2002, 09:47 AM
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Spring fertilizer?

Lesco 5-10-31 with 10% Iron at 1/2 lb N per 1k sq ft actually
2.5-5-15.5 with 5% iron.

One 50 lb bag covers 30k sq ft.

Used for very little top growth in order to do a 10 day mowing cycle.

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Old 02-22-2002, 10:18 AM
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Sounds like what I use, only we have an abundance of potash here and use a lower number there. I like the fact you use a low nitrogen to keep the fast growth to a minimum. The addition of the 10% (5% equivalent) iron should give a fast green up.
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Old 02-22-2002, 10:51 AM
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Hey Stone,
Just curious as to what the the iron source is? That is a nice load, would like to have that high number in mine. It seems that anytime I get a load that high in a non-natural organic the iron source will spot the pavement no matter how careful we are about blowing the sidewalks. Thanks for your reply, Mike

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Old 02-25-2002, 02:07 AM
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Stone,
You would need six 50 lb. bags of 5-10-31 to cover 30k sq. ft. at the rate of .5 lb. N per 1k. At your rate of application ( 50lbs. covers 30k ) the only thing you are applying at the rate of .5lbs. per 1k is potash. ED
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:45 PM
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Stone,
You would need six 50 lb. bags of 5-10-31 to cover 30k sq. ft. at the rate of .5 lb. N per 1k. At your rate of application ( 50lbs. covers 30k ) the only thing you are applying at the rate of .5lbs. per 1k is potash. ED
You are correct the N rate will not be 1/2 lb/1k sq ft. What I am trying to do is keep the top growth at a minimum for ease in mowing maintenance.
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Old 02-27-2002, 09:57 AM
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Are you billing on a monthly cycle or per mow. The 10 day cycle is good if you have a contract for monthly rates but if not why a 10 day cycle.
I agree that the top growth is a pain during spring but it is a money maker if you are in the biz of mowing. I also am trying to control top growth but it is a balancing act as I have some customers that want me there on a 4 to 5 day cycle.
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Old 02-27-2002, 10:43 AM
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Stone,
Dont you have an answer for me? I am curious as to what your Fe source is.
Thanks Mike
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Old 02-27-2002, 04:08 PM
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Stone,
Dont you have an answer for me? I am curious as to what your Fe source is.
Thanks Mike
Sorry I can't help but maybe the Lesco salesman will answer the question since it is his product.

Even at 30k a bag it gives 5% iron. I might even be able to stretch a bag out to 45K or 1.6-3.3-10.3 with 3.3% iron. That still enough P&K&Fe to produce a nice product especially if a 1/2 lb of 50% slow release N was applied in late autumn.
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Old 02-27-2002, 04:16 PM
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Are you billing on a monthly cycle or per mow. The 10 day cycle is good if you have a contract for monthly rates but if not why a 10 day cycle.
I agree that the top growth is a pain during spring but it is a money maker if you are in the biz of mowing. I also am trying to control top growth but it is a balancing act as I have some customers that want me there on a 4 to 5 day cycle.
Monthly contracts with a either 22 visit per year mowing maintenance or a weekly with 33 visits/year for the anal retentive types with irrigation.

Both cycles are treated the same for fert, pest, aeration, and de-thatching.
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