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Old 04-05-2014, 11:39 PM
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19-0-0 w/.125 Dimension

I did an estimate late this afternoon. The guy wanted to be there cuz he had several questions. He applies his own fert & weed products. He saw our ZTR stand-on aerator in action on his street last fall, so that's why he called.

We plan to "double aerate" his lawn in late April, and he will apply his own fert/pre.

His lawn is 6300 sq ft. He has a 50 lb bag of 19-0-0 mineral fert (no slow release) with 0.125 Dimension. This right there raised a red flag with me, cuz that's a very light load of pre (central Iowa). Another red flag was he planned to apply 50 lbs of fert all at once.

Bottom line >> we told him to use 1/2 of the bag later this month, and then use the rest of the bag 5 weeks later (split application).

Just trying to help the guy out. thoughts?
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:05 PM
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A split app of about 19 lbs. of that 19-0-0 will work just fine. I would probably tighten the app to 4 weeks apart.
He should still have some leftover though and still end up at the high end of the dithiopyr rates. Split apps of 3 lbs. of that fertilizer/1000 sq. ft. should leave him about 12 lbs of material leftover. No need to go any higher.

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Old 04-06-2014, 09:09 PM
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To me, that is not a light load. We always used .10 percent around here; it results in about .18 pound per acre as active ingredient.
The product you customer has, if used on 12,500 sqft would result in about .22 lbs per acre. That is OK.
Still, I agree two treatments a few weeks apart should work very nicely.

You don't want too much nitrogen in a few short weeks, if its quick release.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:46 PM
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I think your plan sounds ok Larry, assuming the timing is done right.
I won't touch a .10 Dimension product ever again. May as well pee on a lawn and call it pre. Prefer .15 or more.
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Thanks guys. Here it's split apps of 0.10 or take your chances on a one time shot (late spring) of 0.20. Northern Iowa and above could get away with a single app of 0.125. imo
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