Green Up ONLY Please ! ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lost Pine, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
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    Could I get recommendations for a Lesco Product(or otherwise) that's good for Greening the Lawn up WITHOUT simulating growth..?

  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    Lesco's granular mineral mix with 20% iron works for me, as does their 5-10-31 w/10% iron. This last is a good one for late summer THe high K will toughen it up for late summer stress
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    Ditto if you're talkin' clay/high pH soils. Manganese, boron, sulfur, molybdinum, copper, zinc and 3 or 4 other micronutrients also help, but dry fert products seldom contain all these. LESCO sells 50 pound bags of "micronutrients" (mostly iron) that is very nice. About $40 per 50 pound bag. Keep in mind that iron (just like quick-release nitrogen) does not last long in the soil. I like 34-3-11 (LESCO slow-release scu) during the summer.
  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Upidstay. If I remember correctly, doesn't that blend of fert use potassium chloride for it's potassium source? If it does, that sure is a lot of salt to be putting on lawns this time of year. I love the high Fe content that blend has, but think they would have much better using sulphate of potash for the K source instead.
  6. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
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    I'd have to agree--chelated iron.
  7. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
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    chelated iron=green up without surge growth. Only lasts about two weeks though.
  8. EdTLawn

    EdTLawn LawnSite Member
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    Iron sulfate or ferrous sulfate is a better choice
  9. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    lesco sells a 4-4-5 with a chelated iron citrate
    i put it on a lawn that was very yellow, i only sprayed half for demo purposes and it green up nicely without and surge growth
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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