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Discussion in 'LESCO' started by stryper, May 23, 2005.

  1. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    Bob (or anyone)...can a product like Lesco Iron + Chelated be successfully/correctly applied by a homeowner with a hose-end sprayer? Or does Lesco have another product that a homeowner could use for a quick green up w/o the stress of too much nitrogen in the summer?

  2. Bob West LESCO

    Bob West LESCO Sponsor
    Posts: 176

    I talked to Jay Winter, our fertilizer product manager, and here's what he said:

    LESCO's Iron + Chelated is a true liquid product and can be sprayed through most liquid fertilization equipment, including hose-end sprayers. The primary issue with hose-end sprayers, in all spray applications, is that the delivery rate can vary as water pressure changes. This makes it more difficult to make precision applications. This may be less of a concern in fertilizer applications than in pesticides, but is still worth noting.

    Another product that may offer a green-up with a limited application of soluble nitrogen is 5-10-31 with 10% Iron. The Iron + Chelated will produce more rapid results, as it is a foliar application, but 5-10-31 with 10% Iron is an excellent granular product to apply at times of potential stress, with the high potash content and the 10% Iron for greening.

    Hope this helps,
  3. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    Answered my question...thanks.
  4. Holistic Landscapes

    Holistic Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Just thought I'd say that! Hope everybody had a great Fathers day! :blob3:
  5. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Posts: 317

    Is ther no concern with all of the K coming from MOP? Intheory this is a good product -- but with the burn potential of MOP it sems dangerous to use as a summer fert. The other problem is spreading it at a lowrate as prescribed by the label. 3.2#/1000 is a tough rate to achieve using a lesco spreader and a blended product

    If lesco made this product with SOP - I'd buiy it by the palllet -- but no way 'm puttign that mush MOP on my lawns.
  6. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    I've never had an issue with the 5-10-31 burning turf. Have been using it for many years.
  7. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    LonniesLawns - I am having a hard time finding ANY fertilizer made by Lesco that uses SOP. Even my old standby, Andersons, is offering less choices with SOP. I'm going to have to look to other vendors to find a good, quality fert with SOP. I'm thinking of trying Lebanon (again).
  8. LonniesLawns

    LonniesLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from KS
    Posts: 317

    Do you use a lot of MOP in your program?
  9. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    As little as possible. I'm not a big fan of MOP at all, but it is really hard to find a pre-emergent fert without it. If I had my way, I'd only use SOP.
  10. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 757

    If you're looking for a good summer fert, try Lesco's 14-0-27 mini prill. It's 100% slow N, strictly SOP, 2% Iron, and you can get excellent coverage even at low rates. but it costs like $22 a bag.

    Or you could try and mix your own, one bag of 39-0-0 100% slow N + one bag of 0-0-50 SOP. (averages out to about $20-21 a bag).

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