Need green this weekend.....

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CRUZMISL, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    HI All,
    I have a lawn that is very healthy but the owners having a party this Sunday and it needs to be as green as possible. I was thinking of spreading some lesco granular iron but also wanted to spread a very light application of nitrogen to give it a boost. Any suggestions for a good nitrogen source?
    Thanks!
    J.
     
  2. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I would use urea and ammonium sulfate for my nitrogen sources. Iron alone will not give much of a response if N is short.
     
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    The best would be to spray 1/4 lb of N and Iron. In fact, the liquid Iron Lesco sells has 12% Nitrogen. Foliar absorption will give you quicker response.

    If you can't spray, just get some 5-10-31 granular from Lesco. It has 10% Iron and just enough N to boost intake.
     
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Turf paint?????
     
  5. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    I think I'll do the 5-10-31. I'd rather not lay down a lot of N with summer heat upon us.
    Thanks!!
     
  6. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Well, maybe I won't. Lesco doesn't have the product in stock. Back to the drawing board.....
     
  7. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Maybe I'll spread 20% iron (080378) and 19-25-5 (500445) at 1/2 the app. rate. Thoughts?
     
  8. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Perhaps you should tell us what type of turf this is.
     
  9. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    getter done with ammonium sulfate
     
  10. CRUZMISL

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Yes, that's a good point. Bluegrass.
     

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