Fall Lawn Ferts Any Good ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by EdTLawn, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
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  2. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    $35 per 30#bag would seem way way high to me.

    but $3.75 per 30#bag (thanks for doing the conversion...I just cant catch on to metric) your lookin good


    I have no experience with this brand
     
  3. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
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    Yup, thats what they normally sell for at national chain hardware stores here in Canada. CIL(Canadian Industries Ltd) is a premium brand like Scott's here in Canada, they are into all sorts of chemicals products like paints, ferts and explosives etc...
     
  4. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    explosives to huh? thats interesting

    again i have no experience with that brand but at $3.75 per bag sounds like you got a very good deal. (also sounds like CIL has quite a mark up on their product)
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto. Looks like a high quality fert. Your cost per acre at $3.75 per bag is about the same that we pay for semi-load orders of 34-3-12 30% slow-release. You definitely got a great deal for such a small order.
     
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    not much N for fall fertilizer?
     
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hear ya, but if he goes 9 pounds per 1000 sq ft, he'll hit one pound of N per 1000. I guess that's why I prefer LESCO's 34-3-12. With late fall/winterizer, it's good to apply even heavier. Actually our cost per 1000 is less than this guy is spending, but I thought I'd make him feel a little better -- especially because of the quality of fert he got. He certainly got a great price considering the low quantity.:waving:
     
  8. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
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    Correction, its 12-3-18

    I heard you don't need much N for winter fert, just more on the potassium for strong cell walls.

    I think I will go pick up some more tommorrow !
     
  9. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The high potash is good, but I like to put a couple pounds of N between now and the end of November.
     
  10. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
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    Picked up another half a dozen bags today, today they had Scotts 32.34lbs bags of 24-3-12 Wintercare Pro Ferts for the same cost.
    http://www.scottscanada.ca/index.cf...t/documentId/179A449E1FB571C813011190D0804AD3

    Can I use this type of ferts for the spring and summer too ?, I like the fact it has alot of potash so the grass will stand up when I leave it long.

    Dang, I don't have anymore space in my shed to get anymore ..LoL
     

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