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Old 04-24-2006, 04:14 AM
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what starter fert. do you use befort the sod goes down?

i always been using the old school 20-20-20 ag grade for years.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:55 AM
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20-20-20 would scare the hell out of me if it wasn't 50% slow release. A good 10-10-10 should be fine.
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:55 PM
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Depends on the job...either a 5-10-5 or 10-20-10
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:28 AM
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:18 PM
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why do u need starter fert?
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:28 PM
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You use starter for seed not sod. You need low nitrogen so the seed wont burn, I dont do much sod work but we never fertilize b4 sodding
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:54 PM
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I agree... For sod, unless you can tell the area is pretty barren for nutrients and organic material, a little starter fert is ok... But the sod is already fertilized plenty by the sod farm. Also, putting the fert down and sod ontop, the roots are sitting right on the fert and can burn. 90% of the time dont use start fert with sod.. a thin layer of peat moss can work miracles
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