can you "over" iron???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BryPaulD, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
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    I put ferromaec ac on my lawn a week ago. I think I may have over diluted it with water, not sure. I think I noticed a difference in color in the lawn, but eeeh,,,, hardly. I kind of wanted to put some down this week, but I'm not sure if I should?? Would it hurt it or help it? Thank you :) I water daily, and there is fertilizer down, scott's summer.
     
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Brypaul

    The form of iron and the salt content of your yard as well pH can cause Iron to give unfavorable response, However in general it would take an awful lot of iron to do real harm. What that amount is depends on your soil. Why not try Ironite, it will give you a dark green and has a nice residual. It is a granule so it is easy to apply.
     
  3. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
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    thanks Ric. I will keep an eye out for this ironite. BTW my lawn is kentucky blue grass. Don't know if that matters?? I should post a pic of my lawn for opinion's sake?? This spring when the snow melted I put a lot of of lime down, then a month later I aerated and seeded. Then started with miracle grow apps. once every two weeks. Then ferromeced. Then aerated and scott's summer fertilizer granules. And water daily. But still my lawn looks pretty much the same as the neighbor across the streets, who I think just water's daily..... maybe fertilizer granules., but my lawn should just outstand his?? I'm working too hard here, lol :)
     
  4. way to grow

    way to grow LawnSite Member
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    Deep infrequent waterings are best. You want your roots to grow deep into the soil. If you water daily without letting the soil dry out a bit you'll get a really shallow root system and crappy lawn. Try 3 times a week @ about 45 min per section. Time also depends on sprinkler output, soil type etc. Am I right on this?
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Way To Go, Way to Grow :D

    Yes watering to often or Too Much is worst than not enough. But Homeowner who want the Jones Lawns and the rest of the neighborhood to keep up will never be convinced of that. Once over watering is stopped there is a serious decline in the turf due to no root structure. They also are always putting fertilizer on these lawns that is being washed it out with excessive watering.

    Best advise I can give is to watch your turf for dry spots before irrigating. Then water deeply. On our sandy soils every 5 days is perfect.
     
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    ....and this may be the problem. I don't know which part of MI you are in, but in the S.E. part , you'd be hardpressed to find a lawn that needs lime. This past spring, the lowest ph on lawns that I tested was 7.8, the highest 8.5! Take a soil sample and get it tested BEFORE adding lime to any soil. High Ph (as well as too low) will affect the plants ability to take up nutrients. KBG likes a ph in the 6.5 range (slightly acidic).
     
  7. YES, GET A SOIL TEST before liming!!!!!!!!!!1

    Will also tell you if you need to add any nutrients!!!

    Don't to forget to include a sodium test
     
  8. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    here is my lawn, well 1/2 of it anyways.l

    lawn.jpg
     
  9. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    Here is another one. I noticed today, some mossy type of stuff in the little dirt patches throughout. ???

    lawn 1.jpg
     
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, that moss is a "benefit" from overwatering your lawn.
     

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