Liquid Iron

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by regularguy, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
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    Does any one use liquid iron on their customers lawns and if so where do you obtain it? I would like to start using liquid iron on my yard but can only purchase it in one gallon containers and it is rather expensive. I thought that it may be more cost effective purchased in barrels or at least buckets. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use it. Comes in 2.5 gallon containers best I remember. Not expensive at all. Try John Deere Landscapes if you have one in your area.
     
  3. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why do you want to use it?
     
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am guessing to green up his yards...
     
  5. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ferromec from Gordons(the makers of Trimec) is an iron product, very effective, especially for midsummer green without high nitrogen. Comes in various sizes up to 50 gal barrells.

    Doug
    Austreim landscaping
     
  6. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    Liquid iron is available in 2X 2.5 gallon cases through solutions one and I beleive Horticultural supply as well. Great to for green up when active growth is taking place.
     
  7. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So are you using iron instead of fert? Has anyone done side by side testing to see if it makes a difference?
     
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, it makes a diff. It's an old greenskeepers secret that has gotten out.
     
  9. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Makes a big difference. And quickly too. We use it on our higher end accounts.
     
  10. regularguy

    regularguy LawnSite Member
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    Thanks everyone for the great information. My goal with the liquid iron is to simply green up the lawn without the heavy applications of nitrogen. I have been able to achieve this with nitrogen but the excessive growth and the potential disease issues has me concerned. Several applications of iron during the growing season seems like just the right ticket. Thanks again for the great posts.
     

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