how about iron

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stinkfoot, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot LawnSite Member
    from sapulpa
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    anybody ever use lesco 12-0-0 iron plus will it burn lawns in 90 degee summer how long will it last,
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I do not know where sepula (sp?) is but to try to put down nitrogen in the heat and lack of rain that is going on (regional of course) is turf suicide. I hope its cheaper than roundup because you will have basically the same results.

    you could put down soil amendments light micronutrients maybe
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    i used some last week. It sort of stains the grass black. If you use a high rate it will darken the green color. I got slight injury at very high rate. Lasts about two weeks.
     
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use it on all my lawns this time of year. Label rates have never burned the grass and will last 3-4 weeks if not over watered. Cheaper by the 55 gl drum. Be careful not to get it on driveways, fences, gutters, ect. It WILL stain.
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    What?!!! Not true. Your more likely to kill a lawn with Organic fert than with Iron Plus (with Micros). lol

    If you can't play nice here, you should go home and play in your own back-yard.
     
  6. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I used it last year and found that it lasted about 3 or 4 weeks depending on the rain.
    I agree with mngrassguy, you would have to put an awful lot down to damage the turf, and even then I am not sure it would.
    I am using a new Lesco product this year, it is 4-4-5 and is non-staining, at least that is what they tell me.
     
  7. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    what rate are you using?
     
  8. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    3 gls/ acre in 4 gls/k water-max label rate. Never apply to severly stressed turf.
     
  10. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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