Fertiliser masacre! Please help

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bulwa11, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. bulwa11

    bulwa11 LawnSite Member
    from Poland
    Posts: 40

    Hello, I really need help. a week ago I put down some grass fertiliser... the handle in my spreader was broken so I reckon the thing opened up fully in some points. Anyway I arrived at my yard today to witness a real shock:
    Please help me!

    Im thinking of getting more fertiliser, fixing my spreader and laying out the stuff onto places where it didnt get laid. is it any good ??

    Any other solution ?

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  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,535

    get rid of the drop spreader and get a rotary.
     
  3. bulwa11

    bulwa11 LawnSite Member
    from Poland
    Posts: 40

    ^ I guess its the right thing to do :)
    but anything I can do to minimise the terrible effect I made ?
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,535

    Yeah , wack it again with a good spreader.
     
  5. bulwa11

    bulwa11 LawnSite Member
    from Poland
    Posts: 40

    but wont the grass burn in the dark places if I put even more fertiliser on it ?
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,535

    Not if ya wait a week and water it.
     
  7. landpride

    landpride LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    if you are going to put fertilizer down again, use an organic/natural fertilizer like Milorganite, Espoma, and Neptune's Harvest. These products do not burn.
     
  8. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    You beat me to this one! LOL
     
  9. bulwa11

    bulwa11 LawnSite Member
    from Poland
    Posts: 40

    thanks :) I'll try to find something organic here
     
  10. ChiTownAmateur

    ChiTownAmateur LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    You can also fertilize at say half the rate next time.

    Definitely get a rotary...i know a few people using a drop spreader for 12000sqft! Insane...takes 1-2 hours instead of 15 minutes.

    As suggested above wait a week or so and apply fertilizer to the entire lawn again, my reco is to do it at half the rate this time and then wait until the next fertilization to do a full one again
     

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