Fertilizer recommendations for Centipede

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by mrshanno, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. mrshanno

    mrshanno LawnSite Member
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  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Since I'm on a granular fertilization schedule I usually fertilize 3-4 times a year(may-Aug or sept) at .5 lbs N per app. So we need to stay away from urea and potassium chloride. What are acceptable N sources to look for in a granular only fertilization program?
     
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    This one has about 25% slow release vs. the lebanon is 70% slow. The Anderson has manganese which isn't bad but do you need it? It is a very fine granular as this is a greens grade fert. What is the cost of this? I would think the lebanon is better for a centipede lawn. The anderson is designed more for greens.

    I agree you can probably get superior results with liquid. Do you have the equipment to accurately apply?
     
  5. mrshanno

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    No, I would have to get the backpack, etc. which was why I was initially preferring granular. On second look, I agree the lebanon product would probably be better. I have access to the Anderson products, but not sure where to get Lebanon/Proscape products in my area.
     
  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fine for the rare lawn that needs P, K and micronutrient but absolutely no N.
     
  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ammonium sulfate or MESA. I do not see ammonium sulfate as the primary nitrogen source very often. Almost everything granular has the very things that I do not ever want on any of my lawns. That is why I apply all liquid.
     
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is good stuff. But it is in the realm of the $30 and up bag of fertilizer. In my area, something like that is more like $60 per bag. It is a greens grade fertilizer with no coated urea and no potassium chloride. Nice stuff if you can afford it.
     
  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    I was going to use it with the other ferts we have discussed for the N and additional K.
     
  10. kenwin30

    kenwin30 LawnSite Member
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    i am down in south ark, i recently moved to a house with centipede, where do i buy the proscape 17-0-17 at ArTURF ?
     

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