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Old 07-20-2014, 10:47 AM
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How to get good results with lesco

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I want some better results from lesco stuff I am putting down. I am reading mixed responses about mixing lesco with lime, and wanted some advice. Here is what they have me putting down


April 15 dimension 19-0-6 for crabgrass

May 20 same 19-0-6 and it says lockup 9-0-7 (only put down 19-0-6)

In June there is optional fungicide but skipped that

July 10 allectus 18-0-8 insect control put this down there is also 18-0-3 for non insect but did not use that

There is granular fung. For July and August and will prob to that.

And in sep there is 18-0-3 or 25-0-0 or 14-20-4 if seeding will prob use 14-20-4 since aerating and seeding

Then in November there is 25-0-6 lime or cal turf anytime


Jdl said th there is no shindaiwa settings in his system but to keep open about 1/3 way so that is how I am spreading it.


What should I change
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:48 AM
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Oh and thinking about getting lesco spreader if it would help.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:58 AM
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It's not the product. It's the application. You don't understand the science behind what your putting down. How it benefits the turf and the soil. Have you done soil test? You really shouldn't apply based off the setting you are told to use. Calibrate your spreader and read the label. There is a lot of talk on here about calibrating sprayers but a spreader is just as important. Knowing how much product you are really putting down per k will help the turf, soil, and your bottom line. Not trying to bash you at all but having healthy turf is more than just doing what your told at a select number
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:48 PM
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It's not the product. It's the application. You don't understand the science behind what your putting down. How it benefits the turf and the soil. Have you done soil test? You really shouldn't apply based off the setting you are told to use. Calibrate your spreader and read the label. There is a lot of talk on here about calibrating sprayers but a spreader is just as important. Knowing how much product you are really putting down per k will help the turf, soil, and your bottom line. Not trying to bash you at all but having healthy turf is more than just doing what your told at a select number
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Well said, plus, are you licensed to apply pesticides in NJ ? I am going to guess not considering your questions. Maybe look into that as well as get educated on what you are doing.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:49 PM
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Your program seems fine, and Lesco products are good. What you are not saying is what rate are you applying the products. How big is your lawn? How many lbs are you applying? As mentioned spreader needs to be calibrated. Buying a Lesco spreader will not change anything.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:13 PM
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I am spreading at 4-4.5 lbs per 1k sq ft and will calib. Spreader tomorrow
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:13 PM
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And are lesco spreaders any good. They look good from what I have read
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Toro:single stage snow thrower

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:22 AM
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Lesco spreaders can b quite good. Be sure to get the plastic calibration key with it, you still have calibrate but it gives you a consistent reference point.
Sounds like at 4 to 4.5# per M you are putting down too much Nitrogen to me.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:15 PM
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If you're putting 4-4.5 lbs per k down with EVERY app, you're exceeding allowable annual nitrogen levels for NJ.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:40 PM
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What is the pH of your soil. New Jersey could have, as we do on the SC coast, very high calcium levels already. Then adding that lime would lock up all nutrients, so nothing would work. Most grasses whether cool or warm season will respond better if the pH is slightly on the acidic side. A soil test will give you this also as well as the required amount of fertilize. Excess calcium forms a crust on the roots and prevents any osmotic action for uptake into the plant. There are more scientific ways to explain the action of ions and electrons but this will surpass. If the pH is right then just throwing a handful of any fertilize will make a difference in a week or so. Check you pH then write back.
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