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Old 03-24-2002, 12:24 PM
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K-GRO vs. SCOTTS

I was sitting here reading the K-Mart ad and i wondered if their is much of a difference between scotts and k grow.

The scotts is 34.00 for a 15,000 sq foot bag 30-3-4
The K gro is 24.00 for a 15,000 sq foot bag 28-3-4

Some people have told me that all fertilizer is made by the same company and it is all the same.
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Old 03-24-2002, 07:31 PM
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fertilizer is not all made by the same company and it is not all created equal.
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Old 03-25-2002, 12:43 AM
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Now that K gro is gone or going. It doesn't hurt anyone to say it was not a bad fert. Big seller in the homeowner market at one time, Jerry Baker and his treat fungus with 7up was there spokes person. Yes Jerry has a whole bag of tricks that will have you ROFLYAO. However there is some science in Jerry's home cures, I didn't say modern science.

As for the number you gave as being equal for 15,000 sq ft. Sorry. They would have to be different weight bags to even get close.
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Old 03-25-2002, 12:59 AM
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scotts vs k-gro

You know, I was reading the Sunday paper after reading this and hunted out and found the K-mart ad. Here in NJ, same ad, same fertilizer, same prices..

Makes me wonder as well if $24 for treating 15,000 square foot is a good deal. Sounds real cheap compared to scotts, the the NPK #'s you posted were correct..

Any one else have any other information on it?
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:10 AM
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Larry would tell you. In your case $24.00 to treat 15,000 sq ft with straight fertilizer is a real bargin.
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Old 03-25-2002, 10:00 AM
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I could be wrong but doesn't Scotts have certain % of slow release N. A difference in Slow N and type can have a big difference in price.

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:02 PM
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I believe part of Scotts high price is due to the fact of smaller grain size. It costs more to make smaller grains. Not to mention you are paying for the name as well.
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Old 03-25-2002, 05:03 PM
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I saw the same prices but the fertilizer had the crabgrass preventer in it as well. I have tried all kinds of homeowner fertilizers and Scotts is definintely worth the money. I wouldn't buy anything else for homeowner use.
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Old 03-25-2002, 05:16 PM
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Smaller prill increases price.
More slow release N increase price.
Check the Posash: Muraite or Sulphate. Sulphate is more $.

Check the N carriers and report the percentage of each.

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Old 03-25-2002, 06:10 PM
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At Lesco: 12-2-14- about $13.50 a bag.
16-4-8- about $8.50 a bag. I also was told the more slow release N, the higher the price. Slowly, but surely, I'm learning.LOL
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