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Old 05-16-2008, 12:21 AM
rudisfarm rudisfarm is offline
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converting lawn to veggie garden

Hi everyone,

a client wants to convert part of her lawn into a veggie garden. Her concern is the fertilizer application around one year around. The previous owners bought a fertilizer for farming from a local farmers store. They said its pretty strong. How long is fertilizer existent in the soil? Once I take the sod off, is there still fertilizer in the soil?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:16 AM
mngrassguy mngrassguy is offline
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Won't matter. Have at it. Get a soil test if you must. Gardens need fert too.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:26 AM
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Plants uptake the same nutrients regardless.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:07 PM
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Thanks folks,

will tell her.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:34 PM
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Soluble ferts don't last long at all. Mostly they leech out.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:50 AM
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Kill area with r -up. wait approx. 10days give or take. Granular fert will last depending on the make up of it, 4 to 6 weeks.
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