New Sod Fert

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Mini man, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone put down fert before the sod? If so what kind?
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  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    always do this, use a triple 13 or 18-24-12. something like that with high phosphorus to encourage root growth. put it down at 3-4 lbs per 1000. i always use 25% or more slow release. now go get em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
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    Thankyou! Will apply as recommended
     
  4. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
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    no need. Sod comes pumped up already from the farms around here. Also, putting anything down before, unless tilled into the soil, chance of burn increases.
     
  5. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
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    Pumped up with N. In order for the roots to establish properly phosphorus needs to be readily available. Sod farms tend to push the Nitrogen - at least around here - in order to have an appealing look to it for the customers. When sod goes down you want immediate root growth not top growth. Just my 2 cents!
     
  6. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Apply Milorganite before sod installation. Works wonders.
     
  7. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
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    Milorganite is an excellent fertilizer. I put it down the first of April to help melt the snow.
    Does wonders to grass.
     
  8. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 688

    I have never spread fert down on top of new sod, ever is all I am saying. To each his own.Make sure to keep it wet until it takes.
     
  9. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
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    Is it normal for sod to turn a little yellow around the edges? I laid some sod last week. The customer has there own irrigation system so lack of water shouldn't really be an issue. The area is in full sun.

    What could be the cause of the yellowing?
     

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