18-0-6 result?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by I_am_a_beginner, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. I_am_a_beginner

    I_am_a_beginner LawnSite Member
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    Anyone has some inputs about 18-0-6 fertilizer? My dealer told me that the Iron in the fertilizer is going to reduce a lot weeds on the lawn.

    I will be using Vanquish as my main pre emergent herbicide + 18-0-6 for weeds control during the heat season.

    Does the 18-0-6 work?
    :canadaflag::usflag:
     
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    And I wondered why Canada was reducing the amount of Fertilizer and Pesticides allowed.....now I know:canadaflag:

    How would Iron alone help reduce weeds? A healthy turf stand will essentially limit weeds by not giving them room to invade. But if you have weeds prior to putting down fert - you will have well fed weeds after putting down the fertilizer.
     
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Seriously, are you joking? If you're not, please stick with mowing until you learn more. A little bit of iron in the fert will not reduce any weeds. Is the pesticide ban still in effect in Quebec?
     
  4. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    You would be better off learning more of what you are talking about. Before yo post thing that make You look bad. And i would find a fert dealer that knows what they are talking about. The iron won't stop or kill weeds but may be he was talking about the pre emergent.

    Charles Cue
     
  5. I_am_a_beginner

    I_am_a_beginner LawnSite Member
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    Well I tell what my dealer say. He said the iron will be doing the same job as a contact herbicide. It will fight well versus crabgrass and stuff but not as good on weeds.
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  6. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well the first thing you need to do is go to top of the page and search [IRON ] and find out what it does to turf grass. Number 2 is don't believe any thing your dealer says

    Charles Cue
     
  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    If they don' still, when this dealer is done filling newbies heads with inaccurate information, I bet they will!:rolleyes:
     
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    :nono::nono::nono:

    Plus 1
     
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I forgot the name--is it Fiesta? There is a broadleaf non-herbicide for Canada that is based on iron.
    The Canada guys will be able to tell you.
    Wait; I found it.
    One gallon treats 1300 square feet.
    http://www.growercentral.com/UPLOADS/PDFS/fiesta lawn weed killer label 04 10.pdf
    Probably doesn't work too well.

    My opinion for the organic-only lawns. I include (at extra cost) 10 minutes of hand weeding during each of 5 yearly treatments. I suggest add this: Extra heavy nitrogen fertilizer reduces weeds by increasing thickness, particularly if grass is well-irrigated and cut tall. But cut short if you have the tall weeds. Water less if you have the water-loving weeds.

    Always seed and aerate several times per year (using a very thick type of Kentucky bluegrass, [like "Touchdown"])--the purpose is to increase the grass density and thereby fight weeds. Hopefully others will have suggestions as to what cultivar of bluegrass has the highest density.
     
  10. RigglePLC

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