Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-08-2007, 07:44 PM
organicgreen organicgreen is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1
Burned my grass with pro-select 24-5-11

I burn't a good portion of my grass using Scott's pro-select 24-5-11! I just used their starter fertilizer this past April 2007. No issues at all. I keep my grass at 3 1/2 inches, and keep proactive with fugus issues in addition to nutrients. Usually I use Espoma's Organic Lawn food, but I figured I would try some of Scott's proselect. I just though that this stuff was buffered enough whereas one could avoid burning their grass. And now I have a combo of brown and green. Ironically my backyard was so so (mostly shady). I figured I water water water, and wait it out for a few more days, and then commence with a good seed combo, upon prepping the soil to hold the seeds. I wondering if some gypsum might help in the extraction process with regards to the fertilizer. Worst case, I may have to rake up the dead grass (play by ear) What say you? Thanks in advance.I am a new member as of today, however I have accessed this website for about 2 years or so, and oh what an excellent resource!


Best Regards
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-08-2007, 07:55 PM
Nathan Robinson's Avatar
Nathan Robinson Nathan Robinson is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 47712
Posts: 317
Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-08-2007, 07:55 PM
Nathan Robinson's Avatar
Nathan Robinson Nathan Robinson is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 47712
Posts: 317
Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME! using that much (N) this time of year stimulates sedges causing you more problems anyhow.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-08-2007, 08:22 PM
philk17088's Avatar
philk17088 philk17088 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 16,975
Sounds like you didn't calibrate for the material.
THat fertilizer won't burn unless its mis-applied.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-08-2007, 08:44 PM
rcreech's Avatar
rcreech rcreech is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: OHIO
Posts: 5,691
It isn't the analysis that burns your lawn...it is the application rate and the amount of SCU in the product. I am currently using a 32-3-8 30%SCU. However I have backed my rate down to 2#/1000 and will be swithing to a 50% SCU very soon.
If you are comparing the same analysis of "organic" vs. chemical fertilizer you should get the same response. N-P-K is N-P-K. The plants don't know the difference when you apply at the correct rate and use SCU.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-08-2007, 10:46 PM
unit28 unit28 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MN, A-noka CO.
Posts: 1,586
labels?
we don't read no stinking labels.


heh.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-09-2007, 09:10 AM
Envi-Lawn Envi-Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 86
no offense, sounds like misapplication.
__________________
envilawn.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-09-2007, 10:37 AM
upidstay's Avatar
upidstay upidstay is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 1,078
Gotta agree with Envi-Lawn. I have used some cheap crap fert before and didn't burn.

Sure it wasn't a disease? Diseases often pop up within a few days of fertiliozing, particularly if it's alot of quick release N. And your "water water water" strategy would actually make it worse...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-09-2007, 07:44 PM
timturf timturf is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: central virgina, transition, plant hardy zone 7a, and heat index zone 7
Posts: 1,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Envi-Lawn View Post
no offense, sounds like misapplication.
And his profile states 3yrs in business, with 20yrs of experience...3yrs in WHAT business? and 20yrs experience doing what?

I think it's time for me to leave this site!
__________________
Timothy J Murphy Specializing in Quality Turf
Bs in Plant and Soil Science
Almost 40 yrs exp., 20 as GC superintendent
Primarly work with cool season turf
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-10-2007, 04:33 AM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,250
Seriously you really do have to screw up to trash a lawn with a Scott product. But in your defence you might have had a underlaying issue before the app.
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 10:27 AM.

Page generated in 0.09415 seconds with 7 queries