2009 Fertilizer Program - What do you think?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jondcoleman, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    what month is your rd 4 in? if lime is needed? how do you know? what liming product would be best for that site? maybe ph fine but ca is low?
    late fall would be a better time or even better split apps spring/fall is needed
    JMO
     
  2. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    I have been doing it in the fall, but I visited another company who applies in the summer and it seemed like a good idea to me because we are MUCH busier in the fall than summer. Is there a problem with that? I will take soil tests and if I find that the customer doesn't need it I won't do it.

    Thanks!
     
  3. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    lime will be better utilized in the soil in the fall, soil ca is very of looked
    liming isn't just for ph
     
  4. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    Hi Runner,

    The reason I upped it to the 24-0-11 was for the K. How much K do you put down in the year and when do you apply it? Thanks!

    I appreciate everyone's help!

    Jon
     
  5. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    Unfortunately, we can't apply and P except when overseeding here in MD I am pretty sure.

    Thanks!
     
  6. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    On LESCO's website, the 19-0-6 is about $5 cheaper per bag (at least with my pricing). Is that enough to make you encourage me to use the 19-0-6? Just trying to learn here... Thanks!
     
  7. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    Ok, so what about applying 19-0-6 .0015 at 2.89 lb/M?

    2.89x43.56x.0015 = .1888 x 2 = .3776

    Would you do that?

    That would give me .55 lbs/N on each round.
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sure. 2.89 lbs per thousand using the .15 Dimension should work well. But I am from Michigan. Your conditions are different. God luck Jon.
     

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