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Help with fertalizer plan!!

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jonspolaris, May 20, 2005.

  1. jonspolaris

    jonspolaris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Im live in a subdivision that currently has Truegreen do the fertalizing, they have burnt the lawns almost everytime, from spilling fertalizer on the lawns. Last fall they were applying a 30-0-0 for a winterizer. I would like to know what a good fertalizing program would be. We are currently getting A LOT of N from them
    The lawns are Fescue with sandy base, then topsoil. It has little shade and irrigated every morning.We are in zone 5.

    Any help with a good program? I am looking at dumping Trugreen. They seem to want a ingorate customer so they can tell them anything.
  2. Knukey

    Knukey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I live in Central Virginia so this may not be helpful. The Cooperative Extension says to fertilize S-O-N (Sept-Nov). I just went to the local seed store and bought 10-10-10 and it looks great.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Try calling some local company to take care of it.

    They will taylor a program to meet your budget/needs.
  4. Rinker97

    Rinker97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    If you want to do it yourself, go to either the Scott's, Lesco, or Vigoro website and they will help you come up with a plan. It will tell you what to use and when to apply it. It's based off your location and the type of grass you have.

    Hope that helps

  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    I'm envisioning a 200 home subdivision here?. Not something a board member should be tackling for the first time. Plus, you'd need to be licensed.
  6. jonspolaris

    jonspolaris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    We have about 3 acres of land to be fertalized. I won't do this my self. I want a company that does it right. Truegreen is good at smoke and mirrors.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Then do as I suggested and find a local applicator and get a quote.

    Could always call up your local Chamber of Commerce and get leads.
  8. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    The first thing you should do is do a soil test this will help with what your soil is requesting. Then work on a program that fits your soil’s needs

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