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Old 06-23-2002, 11:10 AM
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seasonal application rates of fertilizer

I would be interested in some input on seasonal rates of application of fertilizer. I apply granular fertilizer at maximum rate of 1# per M.
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Old 06-23-2002, 02:12 PM
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Can't give you a number like that.

Grass varieties?
Soil composites?
Thatch?
Sun/shade?
Irrigated?

N is only part of the requirements for a healthy turf.
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Old 06-23-2002, 07:33 PM
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Most reccommend 2Lbs per year (N per K)
Cool Season try to lay down about 75% in the Fall (1.5Lbs per K).
!! Not in one app....1.0 Lbs max,

Warm season is opposite.....I think.
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Old 06-23-2002, 10:52 PM
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Detriot Lakes. MN,(cool season) well, let's say you have a K blue lawn. Mostly sun-low to moderate thatch. 4lbs N per year is recommended for best results.

A shade turf with creeping red fescue should top out at 2lbs N/1000.

Mixed variety lawns can vary with soil composites. Sandy soils can leach nutrients, so requirements can be higher. Clay soils can hold N-(lots of P)-K, so requirements can be lower.

I think your question was concerning total nutrients, not just N, so you need to do soil tests to determine P-K levels. Then, you can take into account other factors and apply accordingly.

Treat every lawn as an individual.

Good Luck.
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Old 06-24-2002, 08:32 AM
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What are your objectives for the site? What is your budget for the site? What are the site characteristics? Have you done a soil test? What are the cultural practices (watering frequency, mulch mowed or not, etc.)? Do you really mean 1# of fert/M or 1# N/M?

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Old 06-24-2002, 12:53 PM
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Take the time to answer the above questions and maybe we can help a little better.
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