Burned my grass with pro-select 24-5-11

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by organicgreen, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. organicgreen

    organicgreen LawnSite Member
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    :realmad: I burn't a good portion of my grass using Scott's pro-select 24-5-11! I just used their starter fertilizer this past April 2007. No issues at all. I keep my grass at 3 1/2 inches, and keep proactive with fugus issues in addition to nutrients. Usually I use Espoma's Organic Lawn food, but I figured I would try some of Scott's proselect. I just though that this stuff was buffered enough whereas one could avoid burning their grass. And now I have a combo of brown and green. Ironically my backyard was so so (mostly shady). I figured I water water water, and wait it out for a few more days, and then commence with a good seed combo, upon prepping the soil to hold the seeds. I wondering if some gypsum might help in the extraction process with regards to the fertilizer. Worst case, I may have to rake up the dead grass (play by ear) What say you? Thanks in advance.I am a new member as of today, however I have accessed this website for about 2 years or so, and oh what an excellent resource! :clapping:


    Best Regards
     
  2. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Posts: 317

    Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!
     
  3. Nathan Robinson

    Nathan Robinson LawnSite Senior Member
    from 47712
    Posts: 317

    Its embarassing for someone to use an organic name then go and use a conventional sythetic fertilizer and burn their lawn up. If you understood organics you would have thrown that trash for fertilizer that you applied in the landfill. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME! using that much (N) this time of year stimulates sedges causing you more problems anyhow.
     
  4. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    Sounds like you didn't calibrate for the material.
    THat fertilizer won't burn unless its mis-applied.
     
  5. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,013

    It isn't the analysis that burns your lawn...it is the application rate and the amount of SCU in the product. I am currently using a 32-3-8 30%SCU. However I have backed my rate down to 2#/1000 and will be swithing to a 50% SCU very soon.
    If you are comparing the same analysis of "organic" vs. chemical fertilizer you should get the same response. N-P-K is N-P-K. The plants don't know the difference when you apply at the correct rate and use SCU.
     
  6. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,557

    labels?
    we don't read no stinking labels.


    heh.
     
  7. Envi-Lawn

    Envi-Lawn LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 86

    no offense, sounds like misapplication.
     
  8. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,280

    Gotta agree with Envi-Lawn. I have used some cheap crap fert before and didn't burn.

    Sure it wasn't a disease? Diseases often pop up within a few days of fertiliozing, particularly if it's alot of quick release N. And your "water water water" strategy would actually make it worse...
     
  9. And his profile states 3yrs in business, with 20yrs of experience...3yrs in WHAT business? and 20yrs experience doing what?

    I think it's time for me to leave this site!
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,797

    Seriously you really do have to screw up to trash a lawn with a Scott product. But in your defence you might have had a underlaying issue before the app.
     

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