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Old 06-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Skipster Skipster is offline
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After seeding, apply Lesco 18-24-12 Starter Fertilizer or Equivalent.

October 1st - Apply Lesco 18-24-12 Starter Fertilizer or equivalent.

November 1st - Apply Lesco 18-24-12 Starter Fertilizer or equivalent.

December 1st - Apply Lesco 21-0-21 "Winterizer" or equivalent.
What nutrient rates are you recommending to use with these fertilizer products?

In one of your previous posts, you say that the rule of thumb is 1 lb N/M. So, are you recommending that when seeding a cool season grass, 4 lbs N/M should be applied over 4 months, 4 lbs P2O5/M should be applied over 4 months, and 3 lbs K2O/M should be applied over 4 months?

Doesnít that sound a bit excessive?
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:23 PM
Hissing Cobra Hissing Cobra is offline
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It's not excessive at all for new grass growth. It's a whole different ballgame when trying to grow grass from seed as the grass will go through the nutrients at a much faster rate when compared to an older, matured lawn.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:12 PM
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Those fertility rates are MUCH higher than any university recommendations I’ve seen. Most recs call for 0.5 to 1# N after emergence and 0.5 to 1# P (or to soil test) at planting or at emergence.

Using such a large amount of fert doesn’t make anything grow in better. It just delivers the same results and costs you more money.
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