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Old 10-12-2003, 09:49 PM
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triple 19 or 18-24-10

What kind of Fertilizer do you use when seeding new lawns? I have been using a pro start 18-24-10. I was thinking of using a 19-19-19 to save some money, and I can sell an application of fertilzer to them a few weeks later!
WHat do you guys use?
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:08 PM
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I wouldn't try selling a second app a few weeks later....You will end up paying the price for that kind of service.

use 18-24-12 or comparable.
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Old 10-13-2003, 10:29 PM
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Triple 19 isnot a slow release like your starter fert and has not been recommended or has worked as well for me in the past. Stay with starter fert.
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Old 10-14-2003, 01:18 AM
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Robert T

I my area "tripple 19" is used as an Agricultural fertilizer for farming. Its water saluable so it desaulves fast giving a quick shot for rappid growth. I have used tripple 10 for a starter fert with good results for a fast start and then applied a slow release fert a few weeks later for a steady growth.

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Old 10-14-2003, 02:52 AM
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I talked to another landscaper today and he told me the exact same thing you are saying....He uses a 12-12-12 when seeding then, time released fert on right after the first mowing. The quick shot of nitrogen makes the seeds sprout faster and the lawn comes in fuller, I think I'm going to experiment alittle. The builder doesnt care as long as the grass comes up!

Robert
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Old 10-14-2003, 03:49 PM
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Triple 19 is excellant to use on new construction lawns that don't grow at all. I put some on a friend of mines that was this way and he was mowing twice a week for close to two months. He didn't care about the mowing but he was sure glad to get the grass growing and thick.
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