FL, fert with ??? after aeration?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by General Landscaping, May 25, 2006.

  1. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm going to offer aeration and fert. together.
    I'm looking for recommendations for fertilizer that will show some quick results; but the main purpose is to build a stronger, thicker lawn.

    I'm thinking of laying this down after aeration5-10-31 10%FE Any other suggestions?

    The area in question has a low sand content; irrigation water is running across the sidewalk in a sheet after 20 minutes. St. Augustine/Floratam is usually thin and pale in this area; I'm guessing it's because the water and ferts are going through the storm drain and into the retention pond instead of into the soil.
     
  2. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    make sure in your area there isnt a "ban" on the use of phosphates youll get in an S load of muck...
     
  3. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would that be on a state or local level?

    So the fert. formulation sounds right? (barring phosphate issues)
     
  4. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
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    you should really call your county extension office on the phosphate thing
    9-2-24 is also a good blend but one of my favoriate lesco blends for starting a new lawn around this time of year is their 50% blend of 15-2-15.
    Kick ass greening along with plenty of potash for strong roots. give it about 3 good rains and with the humidity BAM!! great turf
     

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