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Old 04-26-2012, 03:18 PM
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Is Ironite idiot proof?

I'm thinking of using Ironite because I'm still trying to gain enough knowledge and confidence to use a more standard fertilizer. I still have a slight fear of burning someone's lawn. I know Ironite will stain concrete, so now I'm even afraid to use this. Now I'm afraid the rain will carry this stuff on my customers driveways. To those who have use this, what do you do to avoid it running onto driveways, and how long does it takes to turn the lawn green?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:33 PM
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So try Milorganite or an organic product for the first few lawns. It is so low in active ingredients and an organic slow release--you cannot burn the grass--of course you can apply it unevenly--green stripes are not good. Do it right the first time. Unless you enjoy apologizing.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:36 AM
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Centipede turning red means it is potassium deficient. Better read the bag before you spread anything on that grass. Many fertilizers have potassium chloride as the potassium source and that is toxic to centipede. Even more so on clay or loam soils.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:28 AM
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:15 AM
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Ironite is idiot proof. Apply at bag rate with a broadcast spreader to dry turf. Blow off any granules from hard surfaces. I've never had a runoff problem. Results usually start within 3 days. Do not use a drop spreader or you will get lines. I frequently mix it with straight fert to get a little more kick as most bags factory mixes only have 2-4% iron in them.St. Augustine and bermuda love it
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:50 AM
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Would simply using Ironite alone give grass that deep dark color?
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:09 AM
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Would simply using Ironite alone give grass that deep dark color?
Yup, bear in mind though its not a long term treatment. 60-90 days max.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:47 AM
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The other point about Milorganite, is that it is cheaper than Ironite, becuz it has more Iron per lbs... at least around here it is...
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