Anyone Have Better Iron Then 12-0-0 (lesco)?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mattcurry, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Mattcurry

    Mattcurry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    I have been using a few irons in the past i like the 12-0-0 that lesco puts out. The 4-4-5 or 5-5-4 non staining iron that lesco sells is crazy expensive and not that good. Just curios what else you guys r using?


    Fe8?
    Brexel packs?

    Please put in your info.

    Thanks.
    Matt
     
  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    those products are not iron. They are nitrogen w/ iron (12-0-0) etc.
    If im using iron Ill use a micro mix you can find one with high iron content.
    Lesco high mag combo comes to mind. You can also get powder iron in a bag.
     
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    During the mild to warm weather conditions, I like Multigreen from Regal Chemical. It has more micros than just Iron, but does produce great results. For hot weather, I use Maxigreen which is similar but has K added.

    This time of year though, you will get better results from Ferromec.
     
  4. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,283

    Matt,
    The 4-4-5 with non staining Iron is a Much Better product (Roots) than the plain ole' 12-0-0. It cost more because you get more....Do a side by side compairson, and let me know plant health, color in 1 month post-app.

    The 12-0-0 is a very cost effective product for Turfgrass and as a Ornamental Root Feeding Additive. But I would stick with the non-staining Fe for any foliar apps to Ornamentals.

    If you want no staining, stick with the Iron Citrate or Iron Glucohephonate. You will pay more $$$ for non-staining Fe.

    Or you and your applicators need to keep the spray/squirt off the pavement,cement,foundations with the Staining Fe.

    Pete
     
  5. Mattcurry

    Mattcurry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Maybe you should read the label on lesco 12-0-0 because your saying its a more of a nitrogen strictly because its labeled 12-0-0?....... Lesco 12-0-0 has more iron content then most straight iron.... think its 6% iron.
     
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    6 percent iron isnt much. You get more in a lot of fert blends. My point was
    iron is usually used for greenup situations for turf in warmer conditions or when a fungus is present or when nitrogen burn is a worry.12-0-0 isnt a pure iron source. The nitrogen will cause excessive topgrowth, etc.......
     
  7. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,216

    I've been looking at Iron for Centipede/St. Augustine and found a product called "Perk-Up" available at our local garden shop. The iron is 9% slow active and 1% quick acting. Looks promising. A little high in price at about $20/50lb bag. Roy
     
  8. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ferromec ac 15-0-0 by gordons
     
  9. Mattcurry

    Mattcurry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67


    I was using the non staining FE from lesco, was costing me $120
    for 5 gallons. I was using it at 2.5 gallons per 200 gallons in my drop tank and the results are no where NEAR my 12-0-0 drop tank. The 12-0-0 drop tank also only costs 20$ compared to the 60$ with the non staining FE.

    So as far as results i like the 12-0-0 much more for turf..... i dont use any iron on my ornamentals besides granular slow release 8-10-10 for all the acid loving plants. Im in FL so.....

    And yes i do stay away from cement, sidewalks, houses, pavers, white fences ect ect with my 12-0-0 lol.
     
  10. Mattcurry

    Mattcurry LawnSite Member
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    Where can i get this product and what is the cost?
     

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