phosphorus?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by onemancrew, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. onemancrew

    onemancrew LawnSite Member
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    I have been treating my lawn with confront for wild violets. So I don't have many weeds in my lawn, so this month instead of weed & feed I'm looking at a 15-20-10 to boost the phosphorus level in my lawn. Do you think at this time of year this will be a waste or that the lawn will be able to absorb the phosphorus this time of year? I oversowed my lawn pretty heavy last fall. Thought this might help out. What do you guys think?? Thanks in advance. :confused:
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess my first question would be,... why would you want boost your P level to begin with? Do you want more weeds to grow, too? I wouldn't be concerned about it, unless you are needing it for a specific reason. Are you planting some new grass? Also, why would you be inclined to think that it was low, to begin with? Did you do a test, or something? Anyway, anything you put on right now, will take a while to absorb into the soil, but it's not a long period. While this is affected by the CEC, your soil SHOULD pick it right up, (unless it's clay, or something). Anyway, I'm not sure I would worry about it too much to give it that much, but it never really hurts. Just grab some good starter fertilizer, and you're all set.
     
  3. peteloare

    peteloare LawnSite Member
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    Here in Michigan, I just received a letter from Hamburg Twsp. NO MORE Phosphorus!
    $150.00 Fee,$50.00 truck fee.
     

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