Need help with Lesco fertilizers

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Derek's Lawn Care, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
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    I have a few questions about some lesco fertilizers since I went n talked to a rep n got a 6 step program set up, if anyone who knows about Lesco fertilizers could help me I would greatly appreciate it..

    I noticed the liquid fertilizers are quite a bit more expensive than the pelets but I wanted to know if the liquid is worth it, particlularly the three-way selective item 069372 and the momentum fx2 herbicide item 088525. Im not familiar with these so if any one has input that would be great.

    Also, can anyone tell me what fert they like for: weed preventer n lawn food, bug/insect control, and a soil rejuvinator?

    I have a program that my rep set up with me but I just want to make sure I am getting the best fertilizer that is going to be worth the money so any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
  2. superintendent

    superintendent LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not to be a smarta--, but I think you need to go back and do your homework. The chemicals you listed are herb not fert.
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    liquid fertilizer in small quantities is not economical. Use the pellets. Three way Selective is very good. Be sure to get your pesticide license first. 19-0-6 is fine for crabgrass. 24-0-11 is a good choice for other times of the year. Insects, grubs, --depends on what type. Study-up do your homework--buy a couple books. Feel free to visit other fert dealers to understand their competitive viewpoint.
     
  4. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
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    Ok thanks, those are the ones the rep at lesco gave me so I will do some more homework on that. Does any one have any suggestions on a website or book to buy that could help me in the areas above? thanks again, I appreciate it
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Read this site--you will learn a lot--when you are done--go buy some books. like Turf Geek by Trey Rogers. Or Turfgrass science and culture by James Beard. Ortho All about Lawns. Books seldom refer to particular products--the products change too often.
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I can speak for Momentum FX2 as I used it as my mainstay sel. Herb this season. Great product, but expensive. Will knock down some tougher weeds like ground ivy with two apps in warm weather. Overkill for simple stuff like dandy. I would use this product selectively and interchangeably with simple Lesco 3way depending on the weed pressure your lawns hold.

    Oh, and study up, learn, and get lic.
     
  7. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 208

    Ok thanks for the feedback I appreciate it!



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