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Dirt Cheap Weed and Feed @ Lowes

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jhole19, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. jhole19

    jhole19 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I work for Pennington Seed and we are in the process of transitioning fertilizer lines at Lowes. Due to this there are some killer deals to be found. Currently you can get a 18# bag (5,000 sq ft) for $3.49 and a 54# bag (15,000 sq ft) for $8.99. The analysis is 28-0-4.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Weed and Feed, is for HOs that think ferts and pre-m, goes together. The stuff never works adequately, and you certainly don't want "Weed Control" this time of year when seeding... Broadleaf, is coming up later, but pre-m is stupid, @ this point.
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,121

    Apply junk your lawns, and in return you will get junk lawns. I'd be curious to see the analysis.
  4. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    its still a good price for straight fert. Depending on the amount of time relesed fert its a pretty good deal. I agree pros can't really use it for weed control.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    They also might be unloading their inventory for the winter.

    In Il, they eliminated phosphorus in fert mixes, so anyone who has the old ferts are trying to sell them cheap right now too.
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,207

    Sweet deal, thanks, Jhole19!
    28-0-4 for 15,000 sqft, $8.99, that is only 59 cents per thousand. Ideal for fall. I hope it is 50 percent slow release, (or at least 30 percent). Better than Scotts turfbuilder, I hope. A good bet for fall germinating dandelions and winter annuals.

    If there is any left, LOL!
  7. speedster

    speedster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    I was at Lowes last night and noticed the Weed and Feed sale. It was $8.99. They also had 15,000sqft bags of Pennington 29-0-5 fertilizer for $10.79. regular price was over $30. Seems like a decent deal for anyone that just needs to get some nitrogen down.

    Does this stuff have a shelf life? I thought about getting a few bags for next spring/summer
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    As long as the bag stays sealed and in a relatively dry place, you should be OK to store it over the winter.

    I have extra 5 gallon buckets with lids I use to store extra fert when I need to. Seems to work pretty good.
  9. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 233

    I looked at the fert when at Lowe's yesterday. Not worth the money even on sale. Junk
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,207

    I was in Lowes--I actually also ran into the Scotts regional salesman.
    However, the bargain fertilizer had been already sold. Lowes guy said they are changing the brand name on the bags to "Sta Green". So had to get rid of older bags.
    The Scotts fertilizer had about 25 percent of nitrogen as slow release. The Pennington brand about 20 percent as slow release.

    The Scotts salesman said they had Major League Baseball seed for five stadiums and more deals to come. But to get it you have to go to the local area near the city of the stadium.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010

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