i put iron down and......

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grass disaster, May 27, 2006.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    it's not greening up as fast as i expected.

    i put 1/2 gallon of iron on my 1/4 acre lot.

    i put it down 3 days ago. i let it sit for about 1/2 a day then i watered it in.

    what should i expect?? should i just be patient???? wait for some rain????

    i am looking to get the dark green effect, i already have a pretty healthy lawn. is there anything that i am missing???
     
  2. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
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    liquid iron doesn't need to be watered in. if the effects were not immediate you didn't use enough.
     
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    would you suggest putting down another 1/2 gallon???
     
  4. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
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    hit it again the next time you are going to spray. what kind of iron are you using?
     
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What type of turf?
     
  7. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i guess it would be cool season grass... rye, fescue, kentucky??? maybe
     
  8. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i use PBI gordons 12-0-0 w/iron and put it down as 5oz per K, thus it would be about 73oz on a 1/4 acre lot, you put down 64oz, you need to wait a few weeks and reaply at the recommend rate.. and check to see if you calibrated you sprayer to the speed traveled.
     
  9. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you haven't seen the results from an iron application there are two things that come to mind. 1) Iron greatly benefits from an addition of a nitrogen source, the best being ammonium sulfate and 2) soil Ph will greatly effect the plants ability to utilize iron.
     
  10. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    that is kind of what i was thinking, it's been a little while since i fertilized.

    i think this week i will throw down some 12-12-12(i think it is) then in about a week i will try the iron again.

    thanks
     

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