Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-29-2012, 03:09 PM
B&K LawnCare B&K LawnCare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: cedar falls, iowa
Posts: 56
Stripes

I have been doing applications for three years now with a Z-Spray and have never striped a lawn before, but I am starting to see some stripes show up on lawns that were done the last week of march, that had 50% slow release. they were all green, but the stripes are just starting to show up. I always thought my Z spread to the right, but never had any stripes because of it. I always spread back to my tire tracks. How long will these stripes last?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-29-2012, 03:19 PM
Cadzilla Cadzilla is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 661
Until you correct the mis application and uncorrected I'd say months since you used a 50% slow deal. Maybe longer.

If you are savvy enough to do so, go back and apply some all chem or 30% slow N to the thin areas but before that clean the bottom of your hopper. The slide the spinner and adjust the chute deflector to shoot center bias.

With the up and down weather we have been seeing this spring I'd say any mis applications are going to be extra noticeable as opposed to a fast growth cant keep up with the mowing spring.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2012, 10:15 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,231
Worn impeller or build up of fert residue on the fins can cause this. High humidity or dusty fert can cause problems. Be sure to wax the hopper and impeller to let the fert slide off cleanly.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-29-2012, 11:33 PM
ted putnam's Avatar
ted putnam ted putnam is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,102
It can be corrected by re-applying fert passes in opposite direction. To help avoid it in the future, Riggle gives good advice.
__________________
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 AM.

Page generated in 0.06290 seconds with 9 queries