Old 03-10-2008, 12:35 PM
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Does fertilizer "Go Bad"?

A friend gave me a 50lb. bag of Scott's Turf Builder for free. It was a ripped open bag and would not close completey, but I kept it in my shed so it stayed dry. I applied it to my St. Augustine lawn about 2 weeks ago, watered as recommended, but everything is still brownish yellow and nasty looking.

My question is - since it was exposed to air, does this reduce its potency in any way? Its humid around here, so I'm pretty sure a little moisture got in there. Does this matter and if so, should I refertilize?
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:30 AM
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With the RH so high, is it a block of fert?
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:59 PM
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From what I understand, it will. Plus, stop using Scotts, you're in Houston....


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Old 08-05-2008, 10:09 PM
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Fert has a great shelf life.... unless it got wet enough to turn into bricks, it should be fine. The Scotts straight fert is actually a pretty good fertilizer, just apply it at half the recommended rate. The combo products are a problem.... cut the rate, and the AI is not sufficient to control either creabgrass, weeds, etc. The Scotts fert is good... just too much N in it.
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