Pricing Organic VS non-organic

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by recycledsole, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    Hey guys,
    Wondering how much more expensive is the organic fertilizer application than the synthetic?
    Thanks
     
  2. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    About 3x
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  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    That is similar to what I was thinking. Thanks a lot
     
  4. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 751

    The time release of organic fert sucks too, because the time release chemical binders in regular fert are light years ahead of what a granule of molasses mixed with cow manure is when rain hits it
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  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    1 - you saying "carbon-based" fertlizers are "synthetic?
    2 - you "talkin turkey" :laugh: cuz most "natural" organic fert = "chicken/turkey" manure.
    a) takes alot to do the job
    b) can contain pathogens harmful to humans
    c) smells aweful
    d) takes a long time to take affect
    3 - do you think turfgrass really cares about the food source?
    a) most land grant universities that I am aware of have quit testing manure in their test plots (for the most part)
    b) the best turfgrass test plots I have seen during the past 2 years (land grant universities) = safe fertlizer developed for public areas (not chicken manure).

    Source for: 2, a,b,c,d = "O.M. Scotts Company". :laugh: Scotts deleted this information a few years back when they started Scotts Lawn Care,and when they started seling this "manure" to homeowners.

    You will nolonger find this Scotts info on the web, but I still have hard copies. With Scotts -- it's all about the money. :hammerhead:
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Let's be clear here, there is a big difference between applying manure and operating a successful organic turf program.
     
  7. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gro green spend twice as much / get half as much!



    I do it any way www. Eco-logicallandscaping.com
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