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Old 07-21-2014, 05:17 PM
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So you think I should spread 3.5 lbs per 1k sq ft. And will have a soil test done.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:26 PM
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Don't do anything until you get that soil test and know what you are dealing with as pH. You could have the wrong combination. Get the test; won't take but about 10 days or so. Just irrigate for now.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:30 PM
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No, I think you should spread the amount you're supposed to spread. Take the profact exam and get certified, and take your necessary pesticide courses.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:46 PM
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Your suggestions are falling on deaf ears, I think he is still a teen
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:38 PM
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Your suggestions are falling on deaf ears, I think he is still a teen
Then he definitely shouldn't be messing with pesticides
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:43 AM
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Soil testing, PH and calibration are very important and should always be your first action. If this is done properly the brand name of the bag shouldn't matter. When it comes to the brand of fertilizer the grass and soil really don't care what the name on the bag is. Lesco is a good brand but isn't really any better or worse than another brand. That being said keep in mind that the Lesco brand is not what is used to be. Lesco branded fertilizer is produced by many different manufactures depending on the part of the country you are in. In the Midwest Shaw's is the producer but I don't know who is making it on the east coast.

The company that was once Lesco went out of business in 2008. The brand Lesco name was controlled by John Deere Landscapes from 2008 to 2013. The brand Lesco is still available at John Deere Landscape branch's but John Deer sold their controlling interest in the "JDL" to a large equity company in Jan 2014. John Deere is a minority owner of John Deere Landscapes with very limited operational control.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:12 PM
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So you think I should spread 3.5 lbs per 1k sq ft. And will have a soil test done.
Before you do anything read all of this, especially 4, under Quick start guide http://profact.rutgers.edu/Pages/default.aspx. You are putting down way too much, which is not good for the lawn and cost you a lot of money. Here is some info in the training http://profact.rutgers.edu/Pages/tra...ule.aspx?CID=7
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:28 PM
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Before you do anything read all of this, especially 4, under Quick start guide http://profact.rutgers.edu/Pages/default.aspx. You are putting down way too much, which is not good for the lawn and cost you a lot of money. Here is some info in the training http://profact.rutgers.edu/Pages/tra...ule.aspx?CID=7
Pointless, he has no interest in actually learning about turf care.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:16 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.
Curious, I do not live in Jersey, but what are their N limits? States I have worked in do not regulate actual N.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:36 PM
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If you're buying all your products from JDL, why aren't the guys there giving you the help you need? Most distributors won't mind helping you as you get started. After all, what better way is there to gain your loyalty as a growing customer?

Ask for help. If you can't get it, find a new supplier.
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