Biosolids for lawn fertilizer?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by JFGLN, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    it looks great. and the $$#???
     
  3. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    7$!! yeah that great!!try the city and they may have a better deal, but 7$ is ok
     
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Please ask them or find their heavy metals analysis. This is important, they may be selling it but it may be high in certain things you should not get on your hands or breathe

    If applied incorrectly you will eat this stuff, be careful

    They can be high in aresnic which just builds up in the body, cadmium as well.

    Do yourself and your crews a favor and understand what you are dealing with and take precautions

    this is my biggest gripe with bio-solids, you figure, well the city bags and sells it, it must be Okay!!! NOT

    There is a company out west that sells humate and humic acid, the heavy metal numbers are extremely high. It is sold all over the US, not good especially if you are spraying it

    know what you are working with
     
  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. phasthound

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  8. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the feed back. We are going to give it a try.
     
  9. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thumbs Up
    well good on you, you are recycling one of the hardest to dispose of wastes in the best possible way!!
     
  10. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
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    In their user guide it mentions vegetable gardens. Here is a quote from the website.

    "Follow these directions for healthy lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers.

    Lawns - Apply 20 lbs of SoundGRO per 1000 square feet 4 times per year. The best times for fertilizing cool-season grasses are mid-April, mid-June, early September, and late October.

    Trees - Apply 5 lbs of SoundGRO for every inch of the tree's diameter measured 4 feet from the ground. Apply under drip line or outer circumference of the tree.

    Shrubs - Spread 4 lbs of SoundGRO per 100 square feet on shrub beds.

    Vegetable Gardens - Mix 3 lbs of SoundGRO per 100 square feet into bedding soil in spring. Repeat when plants emerge.

    Annuals - Mix 3 lbs of SoundGRO per 100 square feet into flower bed soils in spring. Repeat when buds are forming.

    Perennials & Vegetable Gardens - Mix 5 lbs of SoundGRO per 100 square feet into the flower bed soils in spring. Repeat application when buds are forming.

    *1 pound of SoundGRO = approximately 3 cups"
     

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