Fert Now w/ Organic?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Pistol, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Should I be putting out any fertilizer now (Dec. 1)? I have cool season grass and live in Winston Salen NC - Piedmont Triad area. I have been using Scotts Organic Fert starting this past spring, and last applied fert. 2 - 2 1/2 months ago. Thanks, Pistol
     
  2. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    pistol,

    many variables........whats in that product? is your grass healthy?
     
  3. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    what's the soil temp? If the type of organic fert you use relies on microbe degredation... your microbes may be dormant and not make the fert avaiable until spring...
     
  4. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Gentlemen,
    Here is the label info. Our soil temp is ?. nightime temps are avging around 30F, daytime around 45F-50F. Thanks for any help. Pistol

    Scotts® Organic Choice™ Lawn Food F643
    Guaranteed Analysis 11-2-2
    Total Nitrogen (N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%
    0.11% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
    10.00% Water Insoluble Nitrogen*
    0.89% Water Soluble Nitrogen
    Available Phosphate (P2O5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
    Soluble Potash (K2O) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%
    Calcium (Ca) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5%
    Sulfur (S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0%
    1.00% Combined Sulfur (S)
    Derived from: Hydrolyzed Feather Meal, Meat Meal, Bone
    Meal, Blood Meal, and Sulfate of Potash.
    * Contains 10% slowly available water insoluble nitrogen
    (N) from hydrolyzed feather meal and meat meal
     
  5. stimpy

    stimpy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    soil temps in the low 50,s and i am 70 miles south of pistol
     
  6. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    does it need it? do it now as it will be cold soon
     
  7. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    I always wondered what a plant thinks when it eats meat
    don't find a lot of meat in the soil
    what microbes does that select for I wonder
    carnivorous turf maybe

    meat meal HMMM???

    I am running into more and more vegan farmers, not the farmers themselves but how they fertilize their crop, no blood meal, bone, etc and for sure no meat meal

    Pistol wait til spring when the soil warms up, feb or march
     
  8. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    My favorite form of meat are the single celled kind. But not really.
     
  9. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Bill,
    I'm doing my lawn and a neighbors. Are your products cost effective in small quantities (ie: shipping costs), and can I get them locally (I don't think so)? I'd love a true organic solution, but limited by costs and avaiability at Home Depot. Thanks, pistol
     
  10. stimpy

    stimpy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Bill whats wrong with meat. The best bagged fert i have used is naturesafe. Its meat bone blood fish feather. Compared to nutrients plus seablend sustane and milorganite.........Pistol lesco might have roots or sustane.
     

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