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Old 11-25-2009, 09:50 PM
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Pro fertilizers

What brands of professional lawn ferts do you use?
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:34 PM
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Lesco(JDL) its really the only option around me with accessible customer service
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:37 PM
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depends since I have seen man "pros" use all kinds of things...
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:17 PM
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You can buy fertilizer that says "professional" on it and it is junk....and you can buy fert that DOESN'T say anything and it is awesome!

Here are a few things you want to look at when selecting a fertilizer:

Analysis - %NPK
SGN (size grade number) - or average particle size
Consistency of product - prill size
Dustiness - Little to none
% slow release
Type of slow release
Bag - as stupid as it sounds....make sure the bag is thick and will store the fert well. Some bags are just way too thin and don't keep the moisture out.

I have had awesome luck with Lesco and have used a little Anderson's.

Lesco is the best IMO!
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:37 PM
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what definds the words "pro"? I have some pros telling me Drive xlr8 is more then the old 75 which is odd. My price, coverage wise, is about 2%.

I agree somewhat with re above but I have great luck with another warehouse. Lesco is starting to come down on their price but their worker are dumb as a rock if you ask very specific questions..That is where the extention works way better. YMMV
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:18 AM
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have used andersons and scotts when starting out in apps,the worst has to be howard johnson. taht is like a plague to your application spreaders. had great results with andersons and scotts , but after that is has been the house brand of the company i am buying from . for a while now it is helena chemical. they have been great. i used to use UAP(verdicon) and BWI. they were not as good as Helena.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:54 AM
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what definds the words "pro"? I have some pros telling me Drive xlr8 is more then the old 75 which is odd. My price, coverage wise, is about 2%.

I agree somewhat with re above but I have great luck with another warehouse. Lesco is starting to come down on their price but their worker are dumb as a rock if you ask very specific questions..That is where the extention works way better. YMMV
My Lesco/JDL Reps are pretty sharp, especially when compared to some of the "knuckle draggers" that come in and ask questions. There are a lot more of those than you might think...
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:42 AM
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I agree Ted!

My Lesco guys are at the top...as the store mgr has been in the business for 30 years!

I don't think making a blanket statement like that is fair, because every strore chain isn't the same and I am sure there are some that are not as good as others!

For where I am...Lesco is the best, they have great knowledge, have great quality, service and prices are hard to beat!
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:04 AM
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Lesco.......
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:08 PM
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Lesco is my choice.
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